Darfield Evening Walk - August 23rd

Posted 23/8/2017

Our final summer evening walk of the year was a lovely 4 miles late summer stroll in the heart of the Dearne Valley.


Starting from the Cross Keys in Darfield we walked down to the local wetlands, crossing the River Dove and following the River Dearne to Marles Bridge.

From here we walked up the former Doncaster Road and picked up the former Darfield Railway Line, passing the former station in the village and continuing along the disused railway line alongside the River Dearne. It is really quite amazing how quickly this area has been re-claimed by nature since the railway line closed.

After leaving the railway path we crossed the River Dearne and followed the path alongside the river, crossing fields with a pleasant evening view back to Darfield Bridge.

From here it was simply a case of ascending the church steps to finish our walk and retire to the Cross Keys for a well deserved beer.


Well done to the 13 adults and 2 children who attended, especially to Karen Etches who not only clocked up 500 miles walked with DVWG tonight but managed to travel from Wombwell to Darfield to the walk start without getting lost.

Finally a big hello to Daniel Petke and George Gornall who walked with DVWG for the first time tonight.