Saturday 07 July 2018 : Conisbrough

Distance
13 Miles
Difficulty
Moderate
Start Time
10:15
Location
Conisbrough Map of meeting point
Leader
Colin Lynch
Contact
Email: colpet47@msn.com Telephone: 07749423620

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Meeting Point: Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisborough DN12 3BU. Meet outside the visitors centre which is open from 10 a.m. and has a gift shop, small museum and toilets.

Public Transport: Trains from York 08:35, change Doncaster, arrive Conisbrough 09:11
Trains from Hull 08:27, change Doncaster, arrive Conisbrough 09:42

Parking: Free parking is available in the Castle Car Park just off Low Road - this car park is closed at 6 p.m. Alternatively there is free parking available at the Railway Station on Low Road/Doncaster Road and also on street parking on Station Road leading upto the Castle.

Description: We will walk through a mixture of woodland, farmland, and villages, and follow riverside footpaths on a varied walk which affords some very good photographic opportunities.

We begin at Conisbrough Castle and make our way through wooded areas within the town leading up to the impressive Viaduct. We walk across the viaduct giving us excellent views of the Castle, the town of Conisbrough and the River Don. Coming down the other side we follow the River Don along a popular wooded footpath to Sprotbrough, there we will stop to see the Sprotbrough falls (weir). We then head up into the village and out onto open farmland. Negotiating the village of Marr we head to and through the peaceful Melton Country Park Woods. After find our way to the historic village of Barnburgh with it's impressive Dovecote, we head for the River Dearn and a river side path that leads us back to the River Don and to Conisbrough.