Current Projects and Events


What a fantastic day. Beautiful sunshine and lots of visitors made the Sprotborough Lock Open Day yesterday an event which will be remembered by many, both young and old. To be able to go down into such a deep lock and talk to those who are responsible for renewing the gates was a tremendous opportunity. Thanks to everyone who helped out at the Don Gorge Community Group gazebo where a great many people looked at our display and where Sprotborough friends and acquaintances from many years ago made themselves known to me again.

    Many people visited our display in our gazebo during the day.                                   Visitors descend into the lock                                           Martin Pollard, the person in charge of replacing the gates

This has now been completed apart from landscaping, which due to the weather and the extreme muddiness of the land has been delayed.


Caught these pics late afternoon on 11 February 2014 just as the piling had been removed from the top of the pass to allow water to flow down

 This remains a big problem.  We are currently investigating the use of land in Nursery Lane, but small plots are owned by 20+ people and will only be released for use if a 'body' deemed acceptable by them takes responsibility.  We are working on this with Doncaster MBC and Sprotborough & Cusworth Parish Council (which owns two of the plots at the entrance to the site).  We hope that if this is achieved parking will be restricted in other areas of the gorge which are currently being defaced by parking on verges, etc.   Visitors will then be expected to walk a little further to see the river although access to the woodland could be more direct.

Liz Reeve