Why walk?

Everyone knows that walking is good for your health, but it's also good for the environment and can be a fun way to explore your local area!

By reducing the amount of traffic in an area walking can also be good for local communities, bringing people together and making it easy to say hello.

The Get Doncaster Walking Strategy outlines the action needed for Doncaster to be a town that's designed to make walking safe and convenient, take a look at the strategy below.

Where can you walk?

Much of our Borough is rural and we've got plenty of areas with attractive landscapes and features, including limestone gorges, woodlands, country parks and lowland moorland as well as a number of nationally important historic parks and gardens.

There are many areas which have been mapped especially for walking - why not take a look at these links to get you started.

Walking groups

There are a number of groups who get together to walk in and around Doncaster.

We've got some examples to get you started:

As well as these groups, the Walking for Health Group organises weekly short walks - perfect for those who would like to become more active or perhaps lack the confidence and knowledge about where to walk.

Walking calendar

We've highlighted the next five local walks on this calendar.

To view our full list of events, visit our events page.

Leisurely Lakeside stroll

Leisurely Lakeside stroll

Sun, 27 Jan 2019, 10:00 - 12:00

Join us at Lakeside for a leisurely 1 and a half mile walk to start 2019 off on the right foot!

Tickhill: It's landscape history

Sun, 24 Feb 2019, 10:30 - 13:00

Tags: Walking

Armthorpe Amble

Sat, 02 Mar 2019, 10:30 - 12:30

Tags: Walking

Rossington Winter Roam

Sat, 09 Mar 2019, 10:30 - 13:00

Tags: Walking

Reptile spotting Guided Walk on Hatfield Moors

Sat, 09 Mar 2019, 10:30 - 12:30

Tags: Walking