Doncaster Ramblers

Welcome to Doncaster Ramblers



Doncaster Ramblers have over 200 members and we are part of the Ramblers, a national charity.

We provide walks on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year. These walks are usually of about 10 miles in length and vary in location from local walks starting from Thorne, Fishlake, Edlington and Epworth, etc, to Grindleford, Calver and Hathersage in the beautiful Peak District, to walks in the Castle Howard area, in the Wolds, as well as many more locations up to about an hour's drive away. These walks are for reasonably experienced walkers.

On the seDSCN4278cond Thursday of every month there is a 7-8 mile walk in the local area, with members meeting at the foot of the escalator near the information point in Doncaster Transport Interchange at 9.45 am, or meet at the start point. 

Our walks are listed in the box on the left. Click on them for more details, including the leader's phone number if you would like more information. 

There is also information about our walk categories, what to bring, etc.

Ramblers is not only about walking. Our volunteers monitor the Rights of Way in Doncaster (there are about 590, the number changes slightly from year to year as new paths are created, and some extinguished) to identify problems and our maintenance teams assist DMBC in building and repairing stiles, kissing gates and bridges, and clearing overgrown paths. Ramblers Volunteers also attend meetings of the DMBC Public Rights of Way Forum where wider issues concerning the network are discussed. Please see our Volunteers section for further details.








Car Sharing

Members in the south of Doncaster meet at the Park and Ride at Rossington when convenient to reduce the number of cars taken to a walk. This is an informal arrangement.

Thursday, 19th - Meet at the Boat Inn, Sprobrough. No Park and Ride meet.

Saturday, 21st - Meet at 8.15 for Burton Leonard, near Harrogate.

Tuesday, 24th - Meet at 8.45 for Welton.

The Walking PartnershipDoncaster Ramblers are proud to be affiliated to the Walking Partnership. Help support our group by booking your walking holidays with Ramblers Walking Holidays, Chapters Experience Holidays, Adagio or Load off your back and nominate your local walking groups name when booking to ensure we receive vital funds through the walking partnership.Click for details

Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking

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Walk Reports

Tuesday 17th April - Dronfield Circular
Twenty-one of us met with Dianne and Martin in the church car park in Holmesfield ready for the challenge of this longer walk. It was overcast and breezy but this was no deterrent to us as we set off on a very varied, undulating route circumnavigating Dronfield. Coffee was in the shelter of Monk Wood before we crossed over the A61 and began our climb up through Unstone and Summerlea and into Troway for our lunchtime break at The Gate Inn. This cosy pub was a perfect choice with a roaring fire, no music and a welcoming atmosphere with the added bonus of being able to enjoy our packed lunches in the pub along with our drinks - an unusual treat! With just a little reluctance, we set off again on the 7 mile return leg to the North of Dronfield through Coal Aston and Mickley. This was a more challenging walk but with lots of variety and good company of course. On the way we went through farmyards with rather inquisitive pigs and sheep and fields with horses, sheep, cows and geese. We strode through lovely woodland with fresh wood anemonies, across bubbling streams, over higher ground with expansive views and through some of the muddiest fields of the year so far! Thanks Di and Martin for planning a great day out for us and Peter G. for backmarking. DB
Tuesday 10th April - Baslow Bakewell Birthday Bash!
As Lee welcomed us and introduced his walk at 10am the rain miraculously stopped for the rest of the day. This was just reward for the 20 of us who had ignored the forecast, dismissed the leaden skies, driven through driving rain and pulled on our overtrousers in anticipation of a damp walk. We were soon on our way, through the pretty village of Edensor and up the first significant hill to our coffee stop overlooking Chatsworth. The steep descent into Bakewell on the other side was a challenge but we all managed to keep our footing and crossed the swollen River Derwent for a picnic stop before adjourning into the welcoming Red Lion for liquid refreshments. The afternoon began with a decent climb straight out of Bakewell, through Manners Wood and into the thick mist where we joined Handley Lane for an easy stretch into the estate village of Pilsley and back to our cars in Baslow. Lee had celebrated his forthcoming "big birthday" in style with his walking mates and we all enjoyed a very happy, and (thankfully) dry day out together. Norman backmarked with his usual enthusiasm and kept us all well informed of oncoming traffic where appropriate. DB


Doncaster Ramblers Walking Festival 2018

Plans are now very much in place for the forthcoming Doncaster Ramblers Walk Festival. Go Outdoors have kindly donated two prizes for the event and have expressed a willingness to work closely with us. Currently, programmes and posters are being produced and printed with the help of Doncaster Council. Once these are ready, we will be in a position to launch the event with an anticipated date around April 1st. Thanks again to everyone who is working hard to make this a successful event. DB


So far this year Ramblers have checked  52 Rights of Way out of 591 in the DMBC area.

Despite the bad weather our Maintenance teams have had 3 sessions carrying out improvements and repairs on various parts of the footpath network.

Saturday, April 21, 2018