Category South Yorkshire

Wickersley Wood Walk

“Wickersley Walk: Wickersley Wood, Rotherham (South Yorkshire)”

Wickersley Walk

This Wickersley walk is one of Rotherham Council’s ‘Doorstep Walks’ and is around 2 miles long. It is our local walk, so could be termed an old classic – it’s our go to for evenings after work or when we want to get out but don’t have much time. Depending on how energetic we’re feeling, we tend to change it up by taking slight variations on the route once we get out the wood...

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“Paradise Square”


The most picturesque address in England?

Taken on the Wentworth Countryside Walk.

Report and more photos here

Map and instructions here


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“Fields of Gold”

Fields of Gold

A field of corn in Summer

Taken on the Spire Walk around Laughton en le Morthen Walk map here

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“Swing into Spring”


A Woodland Picture

Taken on the Wickersley Wood Walk

Report here

Walking route here

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Doncaster Walks updated

Doncaster Minster

The Doncaster walks database of casual rambles has been updated, making South Yorkshire full to the brim of fun walk opportunities. We’ve got a wide variety of shorter walks ranging from as little as half a mile, up to 6-ish miles (10km).

Doncaster has a place in history as the site of the oldest classic horse race in the world, birthplace of historic steam engines (the Mallard and the Flying Scotsman) and home of two norman castles.

If you want exercise, there are easily manageable walks around the various districts of Doncaster to get your tastebuds going...

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Barnsley Fun Walks

A silhouette of Monk Bretton Priory at Sunset

The Casual Rambles website has now been updated with a range of walks from Barnsley.

We’ve got anything from local parks, to marshlands and countryside walks. Apparently if you live in Silkstone Common you’re at the centre of the Barnsley walking universe – there’s loads of fun walks to be had setting off from there!

Landmarks you can see on Barnsley fun walks include: the Huskar Monument, Cannon Hall, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough Castle, the Rompticle Viaduct and the Elsecar Heritage Centre. 

Click here to explore the walks available in Barnsley.

Doncaster is next to be updated, so watch t...

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Walks in Rotherham

Roche Abbey

The Rotherham Walks database has been updated. For a town which isn’t well known for it’s countryside and woodlands there are a wide variety of walks which range from as little as a quarter of a mile, to a heartier 5 miles.

Rotherham is a big town which is well spread out but we’ve got all the boroughs covered with a mini walk for health in pretty much every area, as well as woodland and countryside walks in most of the outlying villages.

These walks will take you past landmarks such as The Chapel on The Bridge, Clifton Park, Roche Abbey, The Needle’s Eye and more.

Even better, we’ve done a lo...

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Sheffield Town and Country Walks

Sheffield Winter Gardens

Both Sheffield’s Urban and Country Walks have now been updated.

Check them out for your chance to find routes around the hidden treasures of the city centre, taking in the architecture and the green spaces. Maybe you fancy a walk in one of Sheffield’s districts? There’s something for you here too.

We’ve also featured some walks around the impressive countryside surrounding Sheffield. We’ve got a range of country walks in the fields and woods bordering on the Peak District, and you can walk to North America (farm, that is!).

If you fancy a relaxing stroll by the waterside, we’ve even got som...

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Sheffield Historical Walks

Sheffield Winter Gardens

The Historical Walks Database for Sheffield has been updated…

Sheffield’s history can be traced back to the founding of a settlement beside the River Sheaf in the second half of the first millennium AD. Following the Normal Conquest, Sheffield Castle was built to control the Saxon settlements and Sheffield developed into a small town, roughly the size of the modern day city centre. By the 14th Century, Sheffield was well known for the production of knives and the town had become the main centre of cutlery production in England by 1600...

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Doncaster Minster

“The place to be for walks in Doncaster”… Doncaster is a historic market town which was founded by the Romans in AD71. It can boast not one but two Norman castles (Conisbrough and Tickhill) and was the town where the steam trains the Flying Scotsman and the Mallard were built...

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