Doncaster to Conisborough

This great traffic-free route takes you from the bustling town of Doncaster to the 12th-century Conisbrough Castle.

This pleasant route takes you from Doncaster on the traffic-free Doncaster Greenway to Conisbrough and its splendid Castle, passing over the majestic Conisbrough Viaduct on the way.

The route follows the River Don, taking you from the northwest of Doncaster, passing Sprotborough before arriving in Conisbrough.

The route is also part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

To follow the route:

  • Exit Doncaster station and follow signs to National Route 62 via on-road cycle paths to join the traffic-free greenway just off York Road. 
  • Enjoy traffic-free pedalling or walking along the Greenway past the edge of the village of Cusworth, where you can take a short detour to Cusworth Hall and Museum. 
  • Continue on this pleasant greenway, travelling through attractive woodland alongside the River Don.
  • You pass the village of Sprotbrough with its nature reserve and riverside pub, where you can pause for a picnic or refreshments.
  • A highlight of the route is crossing the spectacular 21-arch Conisbrough Viaduct. Pause for a moment and admire the views from the top!
  • Turn off the route to Conisbrough and pay a visit to Conisbrough Castle.

To extend the route continue on Route 62, past Harlington (where the route is on-road) and following the River Dearne on to the RSPB Reserve at Dearne Valley.


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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.


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