Confirmed Map Changes

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 and was last published in September 2011.

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through the rigorous legal requirements and become confirmed changes, thus making the Ordnance Survey maps slightly out of date.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 2013

Public Footpath Number 5 Fenwick

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 on the east side of the railway 

Public Bridleways Number 18, 19 and 20 Doncaster

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

Public Bridleways Number 5 Loversall and 9 Wadworth

A new bridleway near to the IPort linking Rakes Lane at Loversall with Carr Lane at Wadworth has been dedicated

Public Bridleway Number 5 Auckley

An underpass for bridleway users has been provided at the junction with the new airport access road. 

Public Footpath Number 16 Doncaster, Oswin Ave Balby

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

Public Footpath 17 Doncaster Aldesworth Road to Cantley Park

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

Loversall Footpath 4

The footpath has been diverted slightly to pass over the Great Yorkshire Way

Tickhill Footpath 5, off Hopyard Lane

The north west section of footpath has been diverted to follow the headland instead of crossing the middle of the field

Public Footpath 8 Warren Lane, Cantley

The footpath between Bessacarr and Rossington has been diverted to pass under the Great Yorkshire Way. 

Toad Holes Lane Rail Crossing Rossington

The public footpath has been diverted away from crossing the East Coast Main Line on the level onto the bridge carrying the Great Yorkshire Way 

Bootham Lane Rail Crossing, Public Bridleway Number 4 Stainforth

The section of bridleway between Bootham Lane and Cuckoo Lane has been moved from the north to the south side of the railway

Hatfield - Spider Alley, Public Footpath Number 13

Footpath rights have been recognised along the route of "Spider Alley" at the back of the churchyard, in what is now the grounds of 6 Vicarage Close.

Hatfield Power Park, Public Bridleway Number 5 Stainforth

The bridleway between Kirton Lane in Stainforth and Cuckoo Lane in Hatfield has been diverted around the perimeter of the re profiled tip

Riverbank footpath at Newton, Public Footpath Number 5 Sprotbrough

The footpath by the farm has been moved from the side of the river to pass through Newton itself and then back onto the flood bank

Leger Way to Sandall Beat by Danum School, Public Footpath Number 15 Doncaster

New footpath. The Council wishes to thank the Peak and Northern Footpath Society for making a substantial contribution towards the cost of the new bridge which was required in order to provide a crossing point over the drain near the entrance to the wood.

Rossington to Wadworth Bridleway, Public Bridleway Number 14 Rossington

The bridleway connecting Grange Lane, Rossington and Carr Bank in Wadworth has been temporarily diverted in the vicinity of the site of the old Rossington Grange Farm.



For further information contact the Public Rights of Way Section

  • telephone: 01302 736000
  • email:
  • in person or by post: Public Rights of Way Service, Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

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Last updated: 06 August 2020 16:13:44