Walking in Doncaster

Walking is good for you. It improves your health, and it's a great chance to get out and meet people.

   We have a series of walks for you, from gentle introductory routes to more challenging routes guaranteed ones to get your heart rate up a bit.

Pokemon and Picnic event

Doncaster’s Lakeside has become known as one of the best places in the area for Pokemon hunting, thanks to the new PokemonGo app.

On Saturday 30th July, we will be hosting a special Pokemon and Picnic event for all local trainers, including a walk round the fabulous lake and a chance to catch some rare Water Pokemon!

You will be free to walk round the beautiful lake and catch any Pokemon that appear, as well as battling at one of the two gyms that are in the area. 

For those who don't have the app (or run out of battery!) there will also be a treasure hunt, where you can win a range of fabulous prizes just for finding the Pokeballs hidden around the lake. Mark them on our special map (which you can print off from this page - look for Lakeside map - Pokemon amongst the downloadable documents) and hand them back for your chance to win!

Thanks to the generosity of Club Doncaster foundation and the Doncaster Cultural Services Trust, the top prizes you can win will be: 

  • A six month pass for free swimming and ice skating at the Dome. 
  • A pair of Adidas trainers.
  • A Doncaster Rovers hoody. 

There will also be tickets to Doncaster Rovers vs Crawley Town up for grabs, as well as day passes for swimming and skating! The trail will be explained further at 11am on Saturday, near the amphitheatre at Lakeside, so make sure you're there to catch the info!


Gentle walks

Doncaster Walking for Health Scheme;- These are regular weekly 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 w  alk. There are walks to suit all abilities and all walks are free of charge. For further details please download the following:

Doncaster Walking for Health Timetable 2016
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A number of unled trails aimed at beginners can be downloaded below:

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Clay Lane
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Hyde Park
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Toll bar
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Town Fields
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For more local walking routes, please visit Walk4Life

Steady walks

Get Doncaster Walking 2016 is continuing into the second half of the year and is still offering 'healthy walks' to encourage Doncaster residents to get more active out in their local community, appreciate Doncaster’s large open green spaces and have some fun.

Please download the timetable below for all the walks taking place from now until the end of December 2016.

GDW 2016 June-Dec flyer
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A number of unled trails aimed at beginners can be downloaded below:

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Barnby Dun
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Cantley Park and Sandall Beat
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Challenging walks

More advanced walkers can give these trails a go. A number of clubs and organisations in that provide more challenging walking opportunities can be found on our 'Things to do in Doncaster' page.

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Volunteer walk leader training

We provide training throughout the year to volunteers to become health walk leaders. This course is open to anyone aged 18 years and above. Upon completion of the full day course, you will be awarded a nationally-recognised certificate.


Last updated: 28 July 2016 15:37:15