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 from 9.30 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.

See below the results of our efforts in the Sykehouse area.

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Information

 AGM

The Group's AGM was on Thursday, 1st November.  To read the minutes click on the Reports tab.

Get Doncaster Moving

Please note that info on our walks for DMBC Get Doncaster Walking is now on the Get Doncaster Moving website. 

Grid Reference to Postcode converter - http://www.gridref.org.uk/

Car Sharing

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

Saturday, 8th December - Derbyshire.  Met at 8.30.

Tuesday,11th December - Howden.  Meet at 8.45.

Nur Indian Restaurant

Nur Indian Restaurant, off Edlington Lane, Edlington, has advertised in our Wallks Programme for many years.

'The little Restaurant with the big taste'

The Committee had a meal there in January and it was excellent. We can definitely recommend it to our members (we would have invited you all but it is quite small).

The Walking PartnershipDoncaster Ramblers are proud to be affiliated to the Walking Partnership. Support our group by booking your walking holidays with Ramblers Walking Holidays or Adagio and nominate Doncaster Ramblers when booking to ensure we receive vital funds. Click for details RWH logo

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

Cotswold Outdoor

As a Ramblers Member, there's now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor.

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And a 20% discount for your first purchase with the voucher which comes in the membership pack.

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Just show your Ramblers ID or Proof of Membership at the payment desk in store.

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Volunteers

So far this year Ramblers have checked  557 Rights of Way out of 591 in the DMBC area.

Our Maintenance teams have had 13 sessions carrying out improvements and repairs on various parts of the footpath network.

Walk Reports

Tuesday 11th December - A Christmas Meal at The Waterwheel
Many extravagant outfits and hats were on display in the car park as around 50 of us met at The Waterwheel, shrouded in heavy morning mist. After a welcome and introduction from our leader, David, we set off on this 7.5 mile easy walk which took us along lanes, headlands, farm tracks and a river bank - passing through Knedlington, Asselby and Newsholme in a clockwise loop. After each mile the mist lifted further and for the last couple of miles we enjoyed bright, warming sunshine. We were made very welcome at The Waterwheel where the room was beautifully set out for around 70 of us (some joining us just for the meal), David made a short but comprehensive speech celebrating the successful year for Doncaster Ramblers that had been achieved through the hard work and dedication of many members. This was very well received by all present. Eventually, drinks were ordered and meals were served amidst a very jovial and happy atmosphere. The traditional raffle ensued with much hilarity! Our thanks go to David for planning and leading this special event and also to Hilda for all the background work and the famous, and much appreciated shortbread favours for everyone. Thanks also to Kerry and Rob for backmarking. Another memorable seasonal event - enjoyed by all present. DB
Ongoing technical problems. Waiting for a response from Flickr.  DG
 
Saturday 8th December - Ladybower
See tab, above, for Saturday walks.
 
Tuesday 4th December - Mince Pie Walk
The combination of a clear, frosty morning and the promise of Hilda's mince pies tempted 53 ramblers to meet up on the green in Finningley for this figure-of-8, 8 mile winter stroll. After welcoming some guests and outlining the details of the walk, Hilda led us off in a northerly direction through copses and open fields up towards the River Torne before looping back into Finningley and the pavilion in the local park where friends and family were waiting for our arrival with tea, coffee, sherry and trays of mince pies - what a welcome treat. Although The Harvey Arms tempted some away, many of us were happy to stay in the pavilion and chat over the refreshments and our pack-ups. The afternoon took us out to Austerfield Golf Club, returning alongside the airport. Our sincere thanks go to Hilda, her family and Bet for looking after us at lunchtime and for providing such a generous reception. Thanks also to Rob for backmarking. A perfect December day out for everyone. DB
 
 
 

News

Ramblers Stepping Out Programme

Funded by the National Lottery and through Sport England, this programme is designed as walking mini breaks for carers and those they care for. Following the success of the pilot by Kent Ramblers last year, Doncaster Ramblers were one of three new areas to volunteer to participate in the programme this year. Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has given the project her full backing. "It's a great scheme combining physical activity with respite and connectivity and much loved by participants" she said. We will continue this programmei in 2019 so look out for news.

Local weather

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Thursday, December 13, 2018