Doncaster Get Walking Festival

Walking with your dog.
Walking with your dog.

Doncaster Council’s ‘Get Doncaster Walking’ festival continues with a wealth of walks to help you explore some of the borough’s beautiful outdoor spaces and embrace a more active lifestyle.

The festival includes walks which vary in distance and difficulty to ensure a varied programme to help get all residents on the move. From exploring Potteric Carr to a town centre heritage walk, there is something for everyone.

Coun Pat Knight, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care said: “Walking is a fantastic way to improve your physical activity and can be a fun, sociable way to see the sites of Doncaster.

“By taking a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day, you will help to reduce your risk of developing chronic health problems like coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other major diseases.”

The first walk for the second half of the festival will take place at Hatfield on Saturday June 1. Dogs are welcome provided they are kept on their leads) for the 4.5 mile walk starting from Hatfield Water Park at 10.30am which will take in a mix of urban and rural scenes.

Residents interested in taking part can grab a leaflet of walks for the second half of 2013 from local libraries, GP surgeries, children centres and leisure centres. Alternatively, they can download the booklet from or call 01302 735403 for more information or to request a copy.

Each walk sets out the date and time, the distance, a brief description of the walk as well as any special requirements and this year dogs are allowed on the majority of the walks and are identified from the symbol on the leaflet.