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The Crags – Interactive Maps

Features Guide

1 CLICK & DRAG to move around the map
2 SCROLL WHEEL zooms in and out
3 CLICK on pin when your pointer turns into a finger, to reveal more!
4 LIGHT BLUE pins have associated pages
5 GREEN pins are other features
6 CLICK HERE to open the map in a full page (opens in new tab)


Walking guide

Start and end your walk at the point between Tom Hill Youth Club and St Albans RC Church, and follow any of the red routes below.

Please note that all trails are walked at your own risk and Friends of The Crags assumes no liability for your safety when walking the trails.
The YELLOW trail is not advised for walkers who are less able on their feet, as it is in need of upgrade – a matter which the Friends are discussing with the local authority.



Maps of The Crags over the centuries




Videos of The Crags




Photos of The Crags



Oral and audio histories


Our Latest News

The benches are here!

April 18th, 2024|

The first of 10 "history" benches has been erected on the Crags, to give walkers a well-earned rest on steeper sections of the public park. Each bench will have some ref to the history of the area, to reinforce the [READ MORE]

Totems go up!

August 22nd, 2023|

FRIENDS of the Crags hit a milestone this week - when the first of the 'Totem Pole' way markers was inaugurated, in a civic ceremony involving Friends founders and members and Doncaster Council dignitaries. Civic Mayor, Coun Ian Pearson, led [READ MORE]

Botany Walk

June 25th, 2023|

Doncaster Botanist Society is joining us for another walk across the Crags, to assess the varied plant life in the area. The walk will take place on Friday, June 30, starting out from Crags Road (Balby Street) at 10.30am. It [READ MORE]

Litter Picking Learning!

April 16th, 2023|

After the success of the recent litter pick around the ancient Bell Pits area of the Crags, it has been decided that there will be a number of "themed" litter picks over the coming months. Not only will local people [READ MORE]

Good Friday, good deed!

April 11th, 2023|

Friends of The Crags embarked on a Good Friday good deed - with an Easter litter pick to gather a dozen bags of rubbish, from the area around the Bell Pits. The team set out at the ancient woodlands, and [READ MORE]

Litter, litter!

March 4th, 2023|

Friends of the Crags enjoyed a fine Spring morning to collect another TWELVE bags of rubbish from our beautiful Conisbrough and Denaby hillside. The litter pick set out from the ancient Roman lookout post at Copley Avenue, and the wonderful [READ MORE]

Romans in the gloamin’

October 15th, 2022|

Friends of the Crags members collect a mammoth ELEVEN sack of litter on their recent walk to the ancient Roman lookout post at the top of the North Cliff crags this week. The group walked from Copley Avenue, Conanby, on [READ MORE]

Litter Legionnaires wanted!

October 10th, 2022|

Why not journey back to Roman times with us... and help clean up the Crags while you're at it?! The Friends of the Crags are organising a walk up to the old Roman lookout post, on Friday, October 14, starting [READ MORE]


Crags Features

Find out about mammoth bones, stone railways and more: READ MORE

Swat up your Crags history

Find out about the amazing past of The Crags. READ MORE

Our Aims and Objectives

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