This walk visits the popular Sprotbrough Falls before heading to the nearby Sprotbrough Flash Nature Reserve on the River Don, near Doncaster. The area is popular with local walkers due to its natural beauty. It includes locks, weirs, woodland trails and lots of wildlife to look out for.
The walk starts on Sprotbrough Bridge and heads past the falls to Sprotbrough Flash. The reserve is an interesting place located in the Don Gorge with some wonderful limestone scenery. The site also includes open water, wetland, woodland and limestone grassland. It's great for wildlife too with Bittern, Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, Green Woodpecker, Reed Warbler and Brown Hare visitors to the area. In the summer months you will also see a wide variety of pretty wildflowers.
After exploring the reserve you pick up riverside paths running along both sides of the Don.
To extend your walking in the area you could pick up our Doncaster River Walk and head west along the river to Conisborough and the impressive Conisborough Viaduct. Near here you can also pick up the Trans Pennine Trail and visit the Denaby Ings Nature Reserve. It's another great place for wildlife watching and is located just a few miles west of Sprotbrough.