Get Doncaster Walking 2013 - Forthcoming walks
Wed 22 May-6pm
Doncaster Heritage Walk - Meet at Doncaster Tourist Information Centre, DN1 1DE.
A two hour stroll around the south of the town, looking at its Georgian and Victorian domestic buildings.
Tues 28 May-11am
Teddy bears picnic walk - Meet at Cantley Park Sports Pavilion, Aintree Avenue, DN4 6HR.
Family walk, teddies invited!! Bring your picnic and your wellies if it’s muddy for a repeat of our popular Teddy bears picnic. A walk into Cantley park woods, followed by your picnic on the park and sports/games activities.
The 2013 Get Doncaster Walking timetable is available in the document attached to this page. This details walks taking place from now until the end of December.
If you are interested in taking part in a walk please contact Dean Wiffen on 01302 735403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly health walks
To encourage more people to be active on a regular basis, Doncaster has a number of 'health walks' in the borough. These are shown in the table below.
These are short walks, designed with health in mind and are perfect for those who would like to become more active or perhaps lack the confidence and knowledge about where to walk. There are walks to suit all abilities and the Walk Leaders main aim is to ensure that you enjoy being outdoors by pointing out interesting facts along the way. Some of the walks will use the same routes each week in the local area. All walks are free of charge.
You do not need any special clothing for the walks but it is advised to wear shoes that are comfortable, provide good support and don't cause blisters, and a waterproof jacket just in case it rains! If it's a warm day please take a bottle of water. It is advisable to call before attending a walk to confirm the details.
|Area of Walk||Day||Time||Details of Meeting Place for Start of Walk||Contact Telephone Number|
|Dunsville Quarry Park||Monday||10.30am||Community Centre next to Post Office on High Street, Dunsville||01302 735922|
|Thorne||Tuesday||10am||Delves Cafe, Selby Road, Thorne||01405 812357|
|Sandall Beat Wood||Tuesday||10.30am||Environment Centre in Sandall Beat Wood Off Leger Way. Gentle walk suitable for people with disabilities. Run by Sue Ryder Care||01302 300798|
|Hexthorpe||Thursday||9am||Hexthorpe Primary School, Urban Road||07795 602177|
|Armthorpe Amble||Thursday||10am||Armthorpe Library, Church Street||01302 832714|
|Sandall Beat Wood||Thursday||10am||Environment Centre in Sandall Beat Wood off Leger Way ||01302 300798|
|Rossington||Thursday||10.30am||Brodsworth Pavilion, Brodsworth Way||01302 539398|
|Woodlands||Thursday||1.30pm||All Saints Community Centre, Central Avenue||01302 727209|
|Hatfield Moor||1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month||9.30am||Boston Park Car Park entrance to moors||07766 420290|
|Melton||Friday||11am|| Melton Wood Car Park off Sheep Lane. Walk run in conjunction with The Forestry Commission||01302 820278 or 01302 736406|
|Norton||Every other Sunday||10.30am||Call for meeting place of the current walk||01302 700892|
Walking Trails in Doncaster
All of our Doncaster leisure walks now linked to the Travel South Yorkshire interactive public transport map. Click on any of the links below to be taken to an interactive map where you can download guides, see an outline of the walk on the map, and plan how to get to and from the walk using public transport.
Volunteer Walks - Leader Training
Doncaster is providing training throughout the year to train volunteers to become health walk leaders. This training is open to anyone who is interested in leading Health Walks within Doncaster. The minimum age for training is 18.
The course covers:
Benefits of exercise, motivating people to walk, demonstration health walk, components of a health walk and monitoring safety and effectiveness, physical activity and special conditions, safety, how to lead a walk and essential paperwork.
Upon completion of the full day course, participants will be awarded a nationally recognised certificate. All participants are also given a training manual to take home.
The cost is £15 per person, or free of charge for volunteers working with Doncaster residents. There are only 20 places per course on a first come first served basis - so book early!
We currently have a waiting list for training. Please contact Dean Wiffen on 01302 735403 or email@example.com for further details.
Other Walking Opportunities
There is a wealth of opportunities in Doncaster for you to get walking:-
Doncaster Ramblers - walk on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year, with easier shorter local walks on Wednesday evenings in the summer. They publish a Walks Programme twice a year (available from the Blue Building Tourist Information Centre on High Street). For further information visit www.doncasterramblers.org or contact Catherine Palmer on 01302 783613.
Nordic Walking - You can learn about Nordic Walking and its many benefits for health while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Brodswoth Community Woodland and Bentley Community Woodland. The Forestry Commission has qualified Nordic Walking Instructors to guide you on this new fitness craze. Sessions are free and you will need to book in advance. For further information please contact 01302 820278.