Get Doncaster Walking 2014
Get Doncaster Walking 2014 is here again with another full year's program providing a variety of different walks throughout the year. Another wide selection of walks will be on offer varying in location, distance and difficulty, with a walk available for all abilities.
The 2014 Get Doncaster Walking timetable is available in the document attached to this page. This details all the walks taking place from now January until the the end of May.
If you are interested in taking part in a walk please contact Dean Wiffen on 01302 735403 or email email@example.com
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|
|Bawtry Health Walk |
Tuesday (Starting 28 Jan)
|1.00pm||Bawtry Methodist Church, Station Road, DN10 6RQ||01302 714524|
|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 2014 training dates are:
Friday 7th March-FULL
Friday 6th June-SPACES AVAILABLE
Friday 22nd August-SPACES AVAILABLE
Friday 21st November-SPACES AVAILABLE
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 16 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Weekend Wanderers - The coach picks up every 1st Sunday of every month from outside Ward Bros, Wood Street. A friendly group of walkers with the sole intent of enjoying fresh air and taking in amazing scenery, whilst enjoying friendships old and new. Walks are usually 8 miles, with nothing too strenuous. Non walkers are welcome, enjoying trips to tearooms or a spot of shopping. For more information call 01302 851905 or visit www.weekendwanderers.org.uk
Dearne Valley Ramblers - We are a small, friendly group of walkers, who promote walking and the protection of access to the countryside. Based in Dearne Valley, the group's members are mainly from Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham. Our walks vary in length from 5 to 10 miles. We welcome responsible dog owners and their four legged friends on our walks. For more information call 01709 586870 or visit www.dearnevalleyramblers.org.uk
Doncaster Outsiders Walking Club - We walk once a month on a Sunday for a full fun day out. The coach picks up at 8am from the Market car park. For a full program and details visit our website www.doncaster-outsiders-walkingclub.org.uk Or call 07783953212.