Don Discovery Day guided walk: ‘The Recovery of the Don’

01-05-17 14:00 - 15:30
Marsh Gate, Doncaster DN5 8AF, UK
Address: Marsh Gate, Doncaster DN5 8AF, UK

We are very pleased to be taking part in this years Doncaster Heritage Festival with a guided walk.
Your walk leader, Chris Firth MBE, will guide you around a circular walk taking in the River Don, the River Cheswold and the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation. The waterways in Doncaster have a fascinating history and heritage. The river was once abundant with Salmon, but the industrial revolution put obstacles in the river and polluted it. This walk will focus on its recovery from a ‘dead’ river, explaining how organisations including the Don Catchment Rivers Trust have helped migratory fish return to the Don.
Meet on Marshgate by Doncaster Lock (DN5 8AF). This is a free event.

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    Email [email protected] so that we know you plan to attend!

    Please be prepared for a long hike of 6 miles (2.5 hours estimate at a medium walking speed)
    There will be a break mid-way for festive snacks.
    The riverside walk includes unpaved footpaths that can be muddy and steps.
    We'll be looking out for wildlife and historical points of interest along the way.

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