The Explorer series of maps from the Ordnance Survey carries rights of way information that is up to date when the map is published. Explorer 279 covers the majority of the Doncaster area.

The Rights of Way section receives and processes a slow but steady stream of requests to change the network, and over time a number of these will pass through the rigorous legal requirements and become confirmed changes, thus making the Ordnance Survey maps slightly out of date. Changes may include new paths, diversions of existing paths or path deletions. Public rights of way and other leisure routes that are available to the public are shown on the Doncaster Walking Map. Please note that the Doncaster Walking Map is not the legal record.

The following list and plans below show the confirmed rights of way changes since 2016

Public Footpath Number 22 Bessacarr Doncaster

A public footpath has been dedicated between Highbury Avenue and Ninian Grove, Bessacarr

Doncaster 22 Footpath Dedication Map
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Public footpath number 19, Park Wood, Rossington

An order has been confirmed to add a public footpath in Park WoodRossington
384689 - Park Wood (East)
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Public Footpath Number 9 Auckley

A public footpath has been created between Hayfield Lane and Sherwood Close, Auckley, adjacent to Hayfield Lane Primary School
Auckley No 9 Order plan-1
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Public Bridleway Number 9 Cantley,  Carr Lane

An Inspector has confirmed the order to divert the bridleway crossing over the railway on the level to cross the railway via an underpass situated at the west end of Kelsey Gardens.  

Inspectors Decision Report
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confirmation notice
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Public Footpath Number 4 Denaby - Bridge over railway on Ferry Boat Lane

The stepped bridge carrying the footpath at the north end of Ferry Boat Lane, over the railway has been removed by Network Rail and replaced with a new ramped bridge. Orders have been advertised and confirmed to record the public footpath rights over the new bridge.

Old Denaby Diversion Order Plan-1
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Footpath Number 6 Adwick Le Street

A section of the public footpath, that passes through the residential development on the site of Brodsworth Colliery, has been extinguished and replaced with a cycleway/footway.

Plan showing extinguished and replacement footpath
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Old Bawtry Road Finningley to Austerfield

Public bridleway rights have been recognised to exist on that section of Old Bawtry Road that was originally stopped up to all traffic in 1956.

Old Bawtry Rd plan
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Public Footpath Number 5 Fenwick Diversion (east side of railway crossing)

The footpaths heading south on the west side of the railway line have been extinguished and a new footpath provided on the east side of the railway, heading in a south direction to meet the existing footpath.

Footpath 5 Fenwick East Side of Railway
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Public Bridleways Number 18, 19 and 20 Rose Hill Doncaster Dedication

Doncaster Council has dedicated 3 bridleways on land off Rose Hill, Doncaster; providing access to Red House Plantation and the Racecourse.

Rose Hill Plan
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Public Bridleways Number 5 Loversall and 9 Wadworth (IPort) Dedication

A public bridleway has been dedicated linking Rakes Lane, Loversall and Carr Lane, Wadworth.

Bridleway dedication at IPort
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Public Footpath Number 16 Doncaster, Oswin Avenue Balby

Footpath rights have been recognised along a route leading from Oswin Avenue to Furnival Road, Balby, An order has subsequently been confirmed that has diverted the footpath nearer to 10 Oswin Avenue.

Oswin Avenue footpath plan
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Public Footpath 17 Doncaster Aldesworth Road to Cantley Park

A footpath has been dedicated from Aldesworth Road, alongside the community centre into Cantley Park.

Footpath to Cantley Park
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Last updated: 11 October 2023 15:48:47

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