Heritage Walks

There are a number of Heritage Walks along the Don Valley Way. These walks range between 1.5 and 4.5 miles. Many are circular and start close to train stations.

Doncaster – Growth of a market town

Walk summary: A short, historical walk around the heritage of the market town of Doncaster. You will visit the river, canal and railway, all of which helped the town...

Sprotborough – Tales of Knights & Heroes

Walk summary: A pleasant walk around the village taking in the River Don. This mainly flat walk traces the boyhood home of a World War Two flying ace, the...

Conisbrough – Castles & Crossings

Walk summary: A short walk around Conisbrough, taking in the myths and legends of the area. With excellent views of the castle, follow in the footsteps of the painter...

Mexborough – Sappers, Poets & Pirates

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...

Swinton – Traces of Industry

Walk summary: A walk around the town of Swinton taking in the remains of the pottery industry, historic buildings and canals and the memorial to a World War II...

Rotherham 1- Cannons

Walk summary: A short, mostly flat historical walk through Rotherham town centre, passing some of the oldest buildings in the town including an original 15th century merchants house Find...

Rotherham 2 – A Meeting of Two Rivers

Walk summary: A flat walk through the town centre and up a steady incline to the highest point of Rotherham with substantial views of Rotherham and Sheffield. Find out...

Sheffield – Industrial Sheffield

Walk summary: A short pavement walk around this once heavily industrialised area with grand buildings from the 18th & 19th century Distance: 2.6km/1.6 miles Duration: approx. 1 hour Terrain:...

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following organisations for their help writing, producing and inspiring the Heritage Walks: The Don Gorge Community Group with special thanks to Mick and...