Doncaster Civic Trust

An independent group of local people interested in Doncaster’s heritage

Heritage Walks 2017

About the Heritage Walks

All the walks last approximately 2½ hours and the cost is £5 per person.

Numbers are limited to 20 per walk and advance booking is recommended.

Bookings can be made by telephoning Doncaster Tourist Information Centre on Doncaster (01302) 734309 or by e-mailing

The walks will be led by Steve Kimber and Andy Ward who have already taken over 1,430 guests on the Doncaster Heritage Walks in the last six years.

The Starting Points*

*Doncaster Minster is on Church Street, Doncaster DN1 1RD
Meet at the South door, facing Church Way.

*Cooplands Bakers is at 1 Scot Lane, Bawtry DN10 6JT

*Tickhill Methodist Church is on Northgate, Tickhill DN11 9HZ

New Doncaster Walk “Romans to Racing”

The walk goes from the Minster via High Fisher Gate, Market Place, Scot Lane, High Street, Hall Gate, South Parade, through the Salutation arch, to the Museum in Chequer Road.

Bawtry Walk

The walk goes via Top Street, Tickhill Road, High Street, South Parade, Swan Street, Arcade, High Street, Church Walk, Wharf Street and Town End.

Tickhill Walk

The walk goes via Northgate, Sunderland Street, Market Place, Castlegate, Dam Road and Church Lane.

Doncaster Heritage Walks Programme

“Romans to Racing”

All start from Doncaster Minster*
Saturday 6th May at 10.30 am
Saturday 17th June at 10.30 am
Sunday 9th July at 10.30 am
Saturday 19th August at 10.30 am

Tickhill Walk

All start from Methodist Church*
Sunday 9th April at 2 pm
Wednesday 14th June at 6 pm
Saturday 8th July at 2 pm
Sunday 20th August at 2 pm

Bawtry Walk

All start from Cooplands Bakers*
Sunday 7th May at 2 pm
Sunday 18th June at 2 pm
Wednesday 5th July at 6 pm
Saturday 26th August at 2 pm

DIY Smartphone Heritage Walks

If you own a smartphone you can use it to enjoy two self-guided ‘walks with a challenge’ in Doncaster town centre to explore its history.

Walk 1
From Roman times to the 1300s
The medieval township of Doncaster is known to have been protected by earthen ramparts and ditches, with four substantial gates as entrances to the town.
You can use the clues and the GPS on your smartphone to find the four medieval gates and trace the historic shape of Doncaster.

Walk 2
Walk through time in Waterdale
Waterdale has been a residential and cultural hub for the past 150 years. Since the 1960s when many housing blocks, the Doncaster college and the bus station were demolished and moved, the area has been in decline. Plans to create a new Civic and Cultural Quarter were produced by the Council to breathe new life into the Waterdale area and some interesting buildings have been constructed recently. Using the clues and the GPS on your smartphone, take a stroll around Waterdale area, discover its history, see how it has changed and answer some questions.

To access the walks on your smartphone, you will need to go to and follow the instructions. Happy exploring!

These innovative walks were created by Sheffield School of Architecture as part of the Doncaster Toolkit educational project.
See this website for further details.