Chilly but enjoyable circular walk from Dunsville

Continuing the theme we started last week we’re revisiting some of the well-known routes we trod pre-lockdown, so today’s outing begins in Dunsville by the shops.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:07 pm

There were ten of us today and, shock horror, the car park was rammed, so spaces had to be found in nearby streets.

Finally gathered it was great to see our mascot Rebel back, together with a whole gang of familiar faces.

There was still a bit of a chill in the air as we set off, especially where the wind blew through the funnel of houses but after taking a left down an alley then right along a wide path, we were in the open and it died down.

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Another right and we were at the back of Quarry Park and heading for the woods. Now in our stride as we marched through Dunscroft heading towards Hatfield.

A short stretch of road walking, luckily with ample pavement, took us along the

winding A18 before we made a sharp right down Carr Side Lane eventually walking along side the busy M18 where at some steps we broke for coffee, pleasantly distracted for a moment by two horse riders and their exceptionally friendly mounts.

Pit stop for coffee

Ascending the steps, we continued apace over the road to the Carr Side industrial estate following the bridgeway right left right to reach Rake Bridge Bank.

I say apace, well actually chitter chatter kept at least six of the troupe trailing behind, clearly enjoying themselves.

The flat landscape and open fields kept everyone in sight.

Most of the fields it seems had been ploughed and harrowed ready for planting but there was no activity today, except for the faint aroma of muck spreading! Well we do love a countryside walk.

A final right turn took us along a narrow grassy track to reach the A18 High Street and right back to Dunsville.

Once more it seems the walk was enjoyed by all and slowly a routine is being established.

Rules continue to change regarding outdoor exercise and group activity so please visit the Doncaster Ramblers website at https://www.doncasterramblers.org.uk/ for latest, including future activity.

Also you follow the group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/doncasterramblers/ for details of past Rambler outings. Remember while out to observe social distancing, carry a mask, hand

sanitiser, and gloves.

Obey the Countryside Code and give way to other walkers.

*Doncaster Ramblers have had a programme of Tuesday and Saturday walks, mostly between eight and eleven miles in length, for about 30 years.

The location of these walks varies from walks local in the Doncaster area like Tickhill, Sykehouse or Askern, to walks in the Derbyshire Peak District, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and West Yorkshire, etc.

All the walks are led by Ramblers leaders and we always have a backmarker.

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