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From: Thorpe in BalneTo: Denaby Ings13.7 miles22 km114m ascent105m descent
ThumbnailToday's walk starts off in pleasant rural countryside and woods to Tilts, where we cross an artificial waterway built to drain the surrounding flatlands. The Way then unavoidably passes through the town of Bentley, but just about manages to skirt Doncaster to the west, eventually joining the River Don where the scenery improves. The next section is delightful, despite the proximity to towns and industry, as we follow the Don to Sprotbrough, where the Boat Inn is a welcome spot for lunch. After lunch, continue along the pleasant banks of the Don, before joining a good track along a disused railway to our target for today, the nature reserve at Denaby Ings. There's a hotel at Pastures Lodge, on the road towards Mexborough, but it's more of a business place than a walkers' place, so wipe your boots and spray your armpits before venturing in.
Bus LogoThorpe in Balne: Bentley: Sprotbrough: Conisbrough: MexboroughBeer LogoBoat Inn, Sprotbrough: Pastures Lodge, Mexborough
Train LogoKirk Sandall: Bentley: Doncaster: Conisbrough, MexboroughBed LogoPastures Lodge, Mexborough
Car LogoThorpe in Balne: Owston Grange: Tilts: Bentley: Sprotbrough: Denaby IngsTent Logo
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