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Barnburgh and Barnburgh Crags is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 439 ft Route type Loop
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A circular walk from the small village of Barnburgh, near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The route climbs steadily along a quiet track to reach the heights of Barnburgh Crags (or Barnburgh Cliff as it is sometimes called). This stretch of woodland path rewards you with far-reaching views to the south as well as sections of beautiful old rock face. The return leg leads you gently downhill through fields and woodland with a great view of the Dovecote in Barnburgh Park. The route has one long and steady climb followed by the equivalent descent. Whilst most of the paths are wide and well-made, some of the paths on the return leg are narrow and unmade and are prone to becoming both overgrown and muddy at times. This stretch can be avoided if necessary, by following a track and then pavement instead. You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock, meaning well-behaved dogs can enjoy plenty of off-lead time. Near the start of the walk, there may be sheep in one of the side fields (behind electric fencing). There are no stiles or gates on route. There is one short stretch along the edge of a road which needs particular care. Allow 1.5 hours.

The village of Barnburgh is located about 8 miles west of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The walk starts and finishes from the High Street, at the southern end near to St Peter's Church. There is street side parking available on the High Street, but please park with respect for the local residents. If you are visiting at peak times, such as weekends in the summer, you may want to arrive early to be sure of a parking spot. Approximate post code DN5 7EP.

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jason booth
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Andrew Rafton
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Nice walk, lovely and quite, great for dog to run freely in the surrounding fields

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Chris Rhodes
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Great dog walk would have 5 stars but some area's muddy and lots of nettles meaning itchy legs if wearing shorts like me.

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Bulls Snout
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Thoroughly enjoyed this walk. There were a few times where I thought we had gone the wrong way due to some of the overgrown bits. But my kids (aged 4 & 9) loved the wooden Bridges and the carvings in the rock. It was a steady 2 hours. Parked outside the church.

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David Roe
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Danielle Wright
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Really good for off lead dog walking. some beautiful views, when we came it wasn't busy at all and parking was good. Nice shaded areas throughout walk and nice little stream area.

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jason booth
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joanne jarvis
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Good circular walk with some really lovely views.Enjoyed looking for the faces at the crags .

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Alison Hardwick
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First time doing this walk today and found it to be a perfect to place to take to dog, overgrown in areas but nothing you can't get past. Very short walk along a very busy road part way along the walk but other than that the dog could run free through the woods, along the fields and dip his feet in the little stream. Some beautiful views to take in along the way and some surprise finds carved into the crags if you look hard enough. Not sure I'd want to do this walk in wet weather as I'm sure it would get extremely muddy very quickly.

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Andrew Blinkho
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Done this walk countless times as it is local to me. Probably my favourite walk locally especially when the sun is shining. Not too long or tiring and great views

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Taela Marris
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Decent walk not too difficult

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Bethany Mcgregor
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Very muddy and sludgy during my walk on 20th November as it was just after all the heavy rain but i didn’t find it off putting, so perfect for the dog as it’s got fields to throw balls/sticks and wooded areas for sniffing and exploring. Only problem was half way round you have to walk down a very small but busy country road with no path. Great walk!

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Christina Ashwell
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Walking

Nice walk, some parts are quite overgrown but enjoyed a Sunday afternoon stroll with lovely views.

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Jon Rosling
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This is an excellent circular walk from the lovely little village, ideal for novice walkers. The rise isn't too steep and the view from the crags are quite special if the weather is clear. Some parts of the second half of the trail after the crags are quite overgrown, particularly along the field edge off Hangmanstone Lane and the wooded area thereafter. Lots of bugs and nettles in summer too.

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Dan Robinson
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Howard Hale
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Josh Shepheard
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Liam Bryan
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Ady Viggars
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Ryan Pearson
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Paul Toal
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Katt Lawrence
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Tony Booth
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Sam Buckle
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