The Crags in Denaby is a chain of north facing-slopes forming one side of a 'funnel' leading into the Don Gorge.

Views sought on plans for The Crags

We know that parks and open spaces are really important to people in Doncaster and that being outside does wonders for people’s health and wellbeing.

We want to make sure that Doncaster’s parks and open spaces are welcoming, active and provide the best opportunities for residents and communities to use them in the ways that they would like to.

To help us do this, we need to know what people currently think of our parks and open spaces and what they would like to see.

At the moment we are looking for your views and feedback on our plans for The Crags. Work has already happened to gather feedback on The Crags from the community. This feedback was used to make a plan for the area, which proposes a number of improvements and engagement opportunities. We now need to check with you that this plan feels right, that this is how you want your local green space to look, and that this is how you want to use it.

We know that the Crags has much to offer, with amazing views and landscapes and it has a lot of local history. It is really important that any improvements that are made are as a result of what residents would like to see.

Thank you for taking the time to tell us what you think by completing this survey.

Complete the survey now

About The Crags

These slopes have been known as the Crags for at least 100 years, although the name on the 1841 Ordnance Survey map is Northcliffe Hills.

In ancient times these rocky outcrops were vital to local transport, communication and defence. They provided firm ground for travel and vantage points for surveying the landscape. On a clear day you can see as far as the Derbyshire hills, Emley Moor television mast, Barnsley Town Hall, and the urban skylines of Sheffield and Rotherham.

Along the Conisbrough side of the Crags you will find Northcliffe Quarry, which provided limestone to make fertilizer. A tramway known as 'the incline' carried stone to the kilns, and you can still see the remains of the incline if you look carefully.

The quarry is now a local nature reserve (LNR) and a site of special scientific interest (SSSI)

How to get there

The Crags are by Crags Road, Denaby Main (postcode DN12 4EE). There's limited street parking available.

To get there by bus, use the Travel South Yorkshire journey planner and enter where you're going from and to (Crags Road, Denaby Main).

To see the surrounding area, check out the following Google Maps view:


Parks and outdoor spaces

For a list of parks and outdoor spaces in Doncaster, how to report an issue and how to apply for a memorial in one of these spaces, visit our parks and outdoor spaces page. 

Last updated: 11 March 2022 18:23:12

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