Armthorpe & Fox Covert Walk - 7th June

Posted 8/6/2018

A group of 12 walkers met at the Horse & Groom pub in Armthorpe on the outskirts of Doncaster for our 4.3 mile Armthorpe & Fox Covert Evening Walk.

On a lovely sunny evening we set off through a housing estate to emerge at the bottom of Barton Lane, which we headed south along for a short distance before turning right to make a small climb up the now landscaped former Markham Main Colliery spoil heap.

Our route soon took us gradually back down again to reach a small wooden footbridge which led into Sandall Beat Woods. Here we turned left, continuing through the woods to another wooded area, Fox Covert, where we followed a path along the right hand edge of the woods and alongside some allotments before emerging in Cantley Park.

We soon exited the park to make our way eastwards along a wooden fenced path to Nether Cantley, passing the Georgian grade 2 listed mansion of Cantley Hall on the right. Here we made our way via Black Dike Planation to walk along Nutwell Lane back to our start point for after walk refreshments.

Well done to all who completed this walk and welcome to Micki and Ellen Mcartney who walked with Dearne Valley Walking Group for the first time this evening.