Doncaster River Walk
A lovely riverside walk along the River Don from Doncaster to Conisborough. It's a really nice section of the river with weirs, nature reserves, bridges and locks to see along the way. The walk runs for about 6 miles on nice flat paths with the option of getting the train back at the end of the walk.
Starting in Doncaster follow the river west Spotborough. Here you will find the Spotborough Flash Nature Reserve on the left bank of the River Don. It's a great place for wildlife with kingfishers, brown hare, grass snakes, bitterns, ruddy darters, and great crested grebe to look out for. Interesting flora include common spotted orchid, spindle, small leaved lime, woodruff, greater stitchwort and the early purple orchid.
This section also includes a visit to Sprotbrough Falls. This popular local beauty spot is a great place to stop for a rest and enjoy the rushing waters of the weir.
The route continues past Pot Ridings Wood to the impressive Conisbrough Viaduct. It was opened in 1909, 1,527 feet in length and includes 21 arches.
The final section takes you through some riverside woodland before finishing in Conisborough.
The walk uses the long distance Trans Pennine Trail for part of the route. You can extend the walk by continuing west and visiting Denaby Ings Nature Reserve. The reserve has a pretty lake and lots of wildlife to see.
For a longer circular walk through the area you could try the Doncastrian Way.