Fishlake Church Walk - 19th May

Posted 19/5/2019

Fifteen adults and two children completed a lovely 4.9 mile circuit from the village of Fishlake near Doncaster today.

Starting from outside the now closed down Old Anchor pub we made our way along the main street to just outside the impressive Saint Cuthbert’s Church where we veered to the right to take a public footpath which led onto the top of the grassy floodbank which prevents the village from flooding from the River Don.

After a short while we dropped down off the bank to take a path on the left which twisted and turned between trees and bushes, crossed Sour Lane, and led into an open field to eventually bring us out just north of Clough House Farm.

Here we took a track northwards until we eventually emerged at a junction of lanes near Hazlehurst Farm. A short stretch along Sorrell Lane followed before we turned left onto Hayes Lane and followed this until we joined Pinfold Lane on the outskirts of the village.

Making our way past the cricket ground towards the village we then took a path on the right which brought us out on East Field Road. Here the attraction of an inquisitive young foal saw most of our party rush to a grab photos before we continued along towards Far Bank Lane where we took a track on the left which took us towards West Nab.

At the end of this track we took a short refreshment break before continuing along to walk Fishlake Nab towards Stainforth. Just as the road neared the River Don we crossed over and took a footpath which again led us onto the top of the floodbank which we followed back to Fishlake, dropping off the floodbank to follow a path back to our start point.

Most us then opted to retire to the Hare & Hounds pub for a post walk drink with several of our party deciding to partake in Sunday lunch.

Well done to the 17 people who completed this walk. We hope to see you again soon.