It’s a fair way home
Saturday, 8 December 2018
Start time: 10:00
Moderate 9 miles / 14.5 km
With some ups and downs but appropriately paced throughout, this moderate 9 miler, from Fairholmes Visitor Centre (between Ladybower & Upper Derwent Reservoirs) to Alport Castles via Lockerbrook and Rowlee Pasture, returning on the Snake Road to Fairholmes, offers majestic views and spectacular scenery all round. Lunch stop in the field; no pub/cafe, but there some facilities at the Visitor Centre where we start and finish. No dogs on this walk, please.
From Doncaster: A1M south, M18, M1 to J33, A630 (Sheffield Parkway), A57 (Sheffield Parkway), then right onto A61 (Derek Dooley Way), then Corporation St., then B6539 to University Square rbt to pick up A57 again (Manchester Rd) to Ladybower; cross bridge and take first right. If you are an early bird, you could park on one of the lay-bys on the way to Fairholmes but, failing that, there is a pay and display car park (£5) at Fairholmes Visitor Centre where we meet
Grid reference: SK173893
Nearest postcode: S33 0AQ
Start time: 10:00
This is a circular walk
The Doncaster Group walks on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year, with walks on Wednesday evenings in the summer, and fortnightly on Thursdays.
Our Walks Programme is published twice-yearly and the leader's phone number is always given.
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.