Step out for walking festival

A Walking festival is returning this year - and is set to be bigger than ever.

The Doncaster Get Walking festival includes a variety of walks which vary in distance and difficulty in the hope of getting residents on the move.

The walks take in many different routes in and out of the town centre.

Councillor Cynthia Ransome, cabinet member forcCommunities, said: “Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to be more active - and start by taking part in some of our organised walks.

“Not only will the festival offer obvious health benefits, each walk will introduce people to the many beautiful places around the borough.”

Residents interested in taking part can grab a leaflet detailing walks for the first half of 2012 from their local leisure centre, library, children centre or GPs surgery.

Alternatively, the booklet can be downloaded from