Walking in Doncaster

Get Doncaster Walking

Walking is great way to explore where you live, discover new places and connect with others

Whether it's a short stroll to the shops or school, a wander through the woods, mooching through the moors, or just getting out on your lunch break.

Doncaster has plenty to offer and we are here to support everybody to discover walking in their own way.

"Every step has the ability to move us. No matter which direction we take, we should enjoy the journey"

All of our Walking information and other physical activity opportunities including Sports, Dance, Cycling, Parks and Open Spaces is available on our Get Doncaster Moving Website 

Do it for Doncaster - Be Prepared, Be Safe, Be Considerate

Plan Ahead

Some of our local parks, woodlands, and nature sites have started to become very busy, making it harder for people to keep a safe distance. Some of our sites still have restricted access to facilities such as public toilets, car parks, and shops, so please check before you set off that you have everything you need.

Walk From Home

Please think about walking from your doorstep and exploring local routes as much as possible.

Staying local helps to:

  • Make social distancing easier for everybody's safety
  • Keep local footpaths in a good condition by treading down overgrowth
  • Reduce the number of cars on our roads so accidents are less likely and our air quality is better
  • Keep communities connected by smiling at familiar faces from a distance, which can help others feel less lonely.

To find local routes near you, please go to our where you can walk page.

Try different times

Some areas are very busy during the daytime, especially from 10am – 4pm. Walking early in the morning, or taking a stroll to enjoy the lighter evenings may be quieter.

"Leave Only Footprints and Take Only Memories"

Please respect our green spaces and local streets by picking up after yourself and your pets. We kindly ask that everybody follows the Green Cross Code and respects our environment.

Remember, if a place feels too busy, it is too busy. Keep yourself and others safe, return home.

Walking For Health

What is walking for Health?

Walking for Health is a national scheme that aims to provide free walks for all that they can access locally. In the region, Doncaster was the first accredited scheme and now has been delivered for over 20 years by our amazing volunteer walk leaders.

Who can join a health walk?

Anybody can attend totally free of charge!

We offer short weekly Health Walks designed to suit all ages and abilities. These walks are at a leisurely pace and are delivered by our friendly trained volunteer walk leaders who are sure to greet you with a smile and support you every step of the way. We also currently have 4 weekly Health Walks suitable for wheelchair access and pushchairs, as well as welcoming carers to attend with those they care for. For full details and to find your nearest health walk please visit our Walking for Health scheme page.

Walking Groups

All of our walking groups and local maps can be found by visiting http://getdoncastermoving.org/walking where you’ll find more information about everything walking in Doncaster.

Some walks remain suspended at this time, but we are continuing to support all of our volunteers and local groups to return to delivering short walks as safely as possible. 

Can't find what you're looking for?

Can’t find what you are looking for or know of any other walks in Doncaster that aren’t listed please contact our Public Health Improvement Officer and Get Doncaster Moving Walking lead Hannah Wild:

Email: Marianne.Turner@doncaster.gov.uk 
Phone: 01302 734484

Last updated: 16 December 2020 13:54:23