Doncaster to Conisborough

Route Details

  • To/From: Doncaster to Conisbrough
  • Distance: 8 miles, approximately 1.5 hours
  • Type: Largely traffic free, with some short on-road sections
  • Access: Doncaster Train Station
  • National Cycle Network: National Route 62

Route Description

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. This route follows the River Don, taking you from the north west of Doncaster on the traffic free Doncaster Greenway, passing Sprotborough before arriving in Conisbrough.

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 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, traveling 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 why not pay a visit to Conisbrough Castle or the Earth Centre by the station before hopping on a train home.

Extending the Route

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


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

8 miles