Important Notice Concerning Coronavirus


The LDWA has continued to monitor Her Majesty's Government advice in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Following a change to the Government advice on 16.03.20, the LDWA National Executive Committee has decided that all challenge events, social walks and other formal LDWA business organised by any of the local groups will be cancelled immediately. The ban will be reviewed by the National Executive Committee weekly or when Government advice alters and any subsequent amendments will be communicated.

The National Executive Committee understands that the decision taken to cancel all challenge events and social walks will be concerning to members. The safety of all our members, whether they are volunteer marshals or entrants and the association's ability to deliver a safe environment for all was the reason that the decision has been taken. The Government has advised that everyone should avoid non-essential travel and reduce contact with others in order to slow the spread of the virus. Walking socially would undermine the Government's advice in relation to both non-essential travel and socialisation.



Vermuyden  Group  was founded in 1986 and is based in South Yorkshire but also has active members in surrounding counties including Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and North, East and West Yorkshire.


Group Meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the "Doncaster Brewery Tap, 7 Young St, Doncaster,South Yorkshire, DN1 3EL commencing at around 8.00pm.

Members and non members are welcome to attend.


Group Social Walks are arranged on a monthly basis and we aim to make our walks programme varied with both local and more distant start venues. Our policy is to make them social rather than competetive events and we do take account of the slower walker. We usually arrange a pub stop at lunchtime as part of this policy. All are welcome to join us!



Challenge Walks - We issue route descriptions for the Doncastrian Way, Vermuyden Way and Bog Dodgers Way and have badges and certificates available for successful completions.


Other Activities include an annual supported "long walk" for Vermuyden Group members (usually around 40 miles).