Credit: © Artur Budnicki

Access

Open Access on Hatfield and Thorne Moors The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW) gives you the right to walk freely in designated areas of Open Access and there are several waymarked paths across both Reserves for your enjoyment. Occasionally we may have to restrict access to certain areas for wildlife or for your own safety. Areas that will be temporarily closed will be clearly signed and also shown on www.gov.uk/right-of-way-open-access-land/use-your-right-to-roam.


Hatfield Moors Access

Status: OPEN

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Thorne Moors Access

Status: OPEN

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Contact Us About Access Information For more information about Open Access, please contact Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, tel. 01302 736000 or email publicrightsofway@doncaster.gov.uk Please help us manage the Moors by reporting any issues you find on your visit, see Contact List Dec 2015. Disabled access routes For further information about routes suitable for disabled access on the Humberhead Peatlands see www.directenquiries.com - The Nationwide Access Register. Here is a short film about using Hatfield Moors in a mobility buggy/wheelchair www.experiencecommunity.co.uk Other ways to enjoy the Humberhead Peatlands On Hatfield Moors there is a geocache route (www.geocaching.com) and a earthcache (www.earthcache.org). Stay Safe! Please respect the Reserve, its wildlife and other people's quiet enjoyment of it. There are many old peat workings, drains and water courses here, you are strongly advised to keep to way-marked walks and existing tracks. Please take responsibility for your own safety. In hot weather you will need a sunhat, drinking water and insect repellent.

Credit: © Rob Watson


Credit: © Rob Watson


Your dog is welcome but on open access land needs to:

  • be on a short (2m) lead between the 1st March and the 31st July to avoid disturbing sensitive wildlife
  • always be on a short (2m) lead around livestock
  • be under effective control at all other times
To help us protect this site:
  • motorcycles and barbecues are not allowed
  • cycles are permitted on the designated route (blue) only and horses by permit only on Hatfield Moors. Horses and cycles are not allowed on Thorne Moors
You are advised not to leave valuables in your car. Natural England accepts no responsibility for damage to or theft from vehicles left in car parks.

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