Walk summary: A historical walk through Mexborough and along the River Don. The walk explores the evolution of Mexborough from its origins as a small iron-age settlement to an age of industry, the creation of the canals and building of the railways.
Distance: 5.4km/3.4 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Terrain: Flat, mostly on pavement and involving some road crossings. Part of the walk is on unpaved public foot-paths and tow-paths.
Nearest Car Park: Mexborough Train station or on-road parking closer to starting point.
Voice over by: Josh Laidlow (Don Catchment Rivers Trust)
Co-written by: Rob Dalziel (Don Catchment Rivers Trust) and Sally Hyslop (Don Catchment Rivers Trust)
The authors are grateful for the assistance of Julia Ashby and the Mexborough & District Heritage Society
Download directions and a map for this walk.