Two years ago, the Rotherham Metro Group of the Ramblers in conjunction with Rotherham MBC decided to revive this 50 mile circular walk round the boundary of the Borough. The aim was to check all ten sections of the route, and where possible, devise circular walks based on each section. These would all be incorporated in a new booklet.
In addition, volunteers would upgrade the waymarking of the linear route sections and revise the text of the original route description. The Ring Route is a walk of contrasts from the heart of the old steel industry in the west, rolling farmland in the south east, former mining areas in the north east, and the Wentworth Estate in the north west.
During 2018, the Group has incorporated all ten sections into its walking programme also including the circular options on nine of them. The new booklet is in the final stages of proofing and should be printed in early June. A launch event is scheduled for Friday, 27th July, 10:30 am at Wentworth. Our Area President, Lord David Blunkett has been invited to attend. We shall be walking Section 9 of the Ring Route to Keppel's Column and back, much of it through the Wentworth Estate. This will be publicised in local media.
You are invited to join us on any of the walks described in the leaflet and if you can, complete the whole 50 miles during the course of the year.
Saturday 2 July 2022Starting at 10:00A moderate 10 mile / 16.1 km walk
Wednesday 6 July 2022Starting at 09:30A moderate 9.3 mile / 15 km walk
Saturday 9 July 2022Starting at 09:30A moderate 9 mile / 14.5 km walk
Wednesday 13 July 2022Starting at 18:30A leisurely 4 mile / 6.4 km walk
Saturday 16 July 2022Starting at 10:00A moderate 9 mile / 14.5 km walk
Wednesday 20 July 2022Starting at 10:00A moderate 9 mile / 14.5 km walk