Confirmed Map Changes

The Explorer series of maps from the Ordnance Survey carries rights of way information that is up to date when the map is published. Explorer 279 covers the majority of the Doncaster area and was last published in September 2011.

The Rights of Way section receives and processes a slow but steady stream of requests to change the network and over time a number of these will pass through the rigorous legal requirements and become confirmed changes, thus making the Ordnance Survey maps slightly out of date. Changes may include new paths, diversions of existing paths or path deletions.  Public rights of way and other leisure routes that are available to the public are shown on the Doncaster Walking Map

The following list and plans below show the confirmed rights of way changes since 2012

Public Bridleway Number 5 Auckley

An underpass for bridleway users has been provided at the junction with the new airport access road. 

Public Footpath Number 16 Doncaster, Oswin Ave Balby

Footpath rights have been recognised along a route leading from Oswin Avenue to Furnival Road, known as West Avenue, Balby

Public Footpath 17 Doncaster Aldesworth Road to Cantley Park

A footpath has been dedicated from Aldesworth Road, alongside the community centre into Cantley Park

Loversall Footpath 4

The footpath has been diverted slightly to pass over the Great Yorkshire Way

Tickhill Footpath 5, off Hopyard Lane

The north west section of footpath has been diverted to follow the headland instead of crossing the middle of the field

Public Footpath 8 Warren Lane, Cantley

The footpath between Bessacarr and Rossington has been diverted to pass under the Great Yorkshire Way. 

Toad Holes Lane Rail Crossing Rossington

The public footpath has been diverted away from crossing the East Coast Main Line on the level onto the bridge carrying the Great Yorkshire Way 

Bootham Lane Rail Crossing, Public Bridleway Number 4 Stainforth

The section of bridleway between Bootham Lane and Cuckoo Lane has been moved from the north to the south side of the railway

Hatfield - Spider Alley, Public Footpath Number 13

Footpath rights have been recognised along the route of "Spider Alley" at the back of the churchyard, in what is now the grounds of 6 Vicarage Close.

Hatfield Power Park, Public Bridleway Number 5 Stainforth

The bridleway between Kirton Lane in Stainforth and Cuckoo Lane in Hatfield has been diverted around the perimeter of the re profiled tip

Riverbank footpath at Newton, Public Footpath Number 5 Sprotbrough

The footpath by the farm has been moved from the side of the river to pass through Newton itself and then back onto the flood bank

Leger Way to Sandall Beat by Danum School, Public Footpath Number 15 Doncaster

New footpath. The Council wishes to thank the Peak and Northern Footpath Society for making a substantial contribution towards the cost of the new bridge which was required in order to provide a crossing point over the drain near the entrance to the wood.

Rossington to Wadworth Bridleway, Public Bridleway Number 14 Rossington

The bridleway connecting Grange Lane, Rossington and Carr Bank in Wadworth has been temporarily diverted in the vicinity of the site of the old Rossington Grange Farm.

Stump Cross Lane,Tickhill, Public Footpath Number 32 Tickhill

Public rights on foot have been recognised along the western section of Stump Cross Lane in Tickhill between Blythegate Farm on Blyth Gate Lane and Woolthwaite Farm on Sandbeck Lane.

York Street allotments and Park Wood Rossington, Public Footpath Number 16 Rossington

Public rights on foot have been recognised on a path leading from York Street in Rossington through the allotment site and then onwards into Park Wood and thence following a roughly circular course around the wood.

Cadeby Lane to Nursery Lane (Cadeby-Sprotbrough area)

A new public footpath has been created through dedication by the landowners.

Owston footpath No8

The short section of the spur track from Haywood Lane/Narrow Lane towards the railway line has been shown to carry public footpath rights.

Old Dairy off Nutwell Lane at Armthorpe, Public Footpath Number 1 Armthorpe

A small diversion has been made to the footpath that leaves Nutwell Lane in Armthorpe opposite the Horse and Groom public house.

Lidget Lane at Clifton, Public Bridleway Number 25 Conisbrough Parks

The public footpath between Clifton and Carr Lane at Old Edlington has been upgraded to bridleway status. At the same time part of the path was diverted to follow Lidget Lane.

Water Lane and Whinney Haugh Lane, Tickhill, Public Footpath Number 33 Tickhill

Public rights on foot along Water Lane and Whinney Haugh Lane in Tickhill have now been confirmed.  



For further information contact the Public Rights of Way Section

  • telephone: 01302 736000
  • email:
  • in person or by post: Public Rights of Way Service, Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

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Last updated: 19 March 2019 15:49:09