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DON GORGE COMMUNITY GROUP

Registered Charity No: 1121646

Contact:

secretarydongorgecommgroup@gmail.com

Website: http://dongorgecommunitygroup.com/

Facebook: Don Gorge Community Group

Blog: http://dongorgecommunitygroup.blogspot.com


Background

The Don Gorge is an area of outstanding natural beauty to the west of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. As the name implies, the river is bordered on either side by steep limestone cliffs which were carved out over thousands of years by the receding ice flows of the last ice age.

The Gorge is accessed via Boat Lane in Sprotbrough village to the north bank and Mill Lane, Warmsworth to the south bank. Road bridges across the canal and river link both banks and allow access to the Trans-Pennine Trail which extends through the Gorge on the north bank of the river.

For the purposes of this group, The Don Gorge is defined as being the stretch of the River Don west of Doncaster from the A1(M) motorway in the east to Conisbrough Viaduct in the west.

The group works in conjunction with the Revival, the Lower Don Partnership

Aims

to promote, for the benefit of the public, the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural

environment of the area known as "The Don Gorge"

and

to advance the education of the public in the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural

environment of the area known as "The Don Gorge"


Management

We have a committee representing all sections of the community, from both the Sprotbrough and Warmsworth sides of the River Don. We welcome suggestions for improving and promoting the area in a sensitive way and would like the local community and visitors to share our responsibility in maintaining what is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

For more information and how to get involved with the Don Gorge Community Group,

contact the group’s secretary,

Email: secretarydongorgecommgroup@gmail.com

Our Committee


Chairman: Ian Carpenter

Secretary: Lynne Walker

Treasurer: Liz Reeve

DMBC: Lisa Swainston

Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council: Cllr Fiona Cahill

Warmsworth Parish Council: Cllr Alan Bennett

Sprotbrough Resident: Alex Brolly

Interested Person: Stephen Swift

Warmsworth Resident: Mark Whittaker

Interested Person: Vacant

Anyone wishing to apply for a vacancy on the committee should contact the Secretary


Conservation Volunteer Co-ordinator: Mick Reeve, Tel: 01302 313030

We are currently meeting on Zoom.

For further details, contact the Secretary


Our Work

One of our tasks is to support the Conservation Volunteers and to raise funds to further our work.

Look at their page for further information.

Canal at Lower Sprotbrough

River Don and Canal run side by side