2016

2015 AGM - Jan 2016

Vermuyden annual AGM, walk and dinner, 9th January at the Beehive pub at Harthill. 19 walkers, 17 members and 2 visitors left the pub at 8.30am on what promised to be a wet and rainy day. The walk was led by Sally first over fields and then onto the Chesterfield canal where we saw a Kingfisher…

A Doncaster Dawdle - Jan 2016

Vermuyden walk from Marshgate on Jan24th led by Dave and Bill.  19 walkers started on a cloudy dry and mild day.  We started from Marshgate, Doncaster, Walking past the prison and then onto the bank of the river Don and through the hamlet of Newton. We continued on to Sprotbrough then left the…

Dales trails to Tealby - Feb 2016

Walk Feb 20th Dales trails to Tealby  14 walkers met at Nettletons walker's car park on a cloudy day which promised rain later in the day. We had 5 members and 9 visitors from various other groups and it was good to see Terry Bickle on the walk.  We first went thru  Rothwell and along the top of…

Cop The PPP - Mar 2016

Cop the PPP walk - Saturday 19th March 13 peeps rocked up in Honley for Roy's spring up and down walk in the Sth Pennines. Along with 7 members a lady returning from a hip replacement joined us to try and convince herself she was ready for another crack at long distance walking. Today's walk was a…

Bassetlaw Bash - Apr 2016

Again the Vermuyden group assisted the Bassetlaw Hospice and helped organise The 4th Bassetlaw Bash. Aaron, Frank and Dave A made up the brand new route for 2016 from the Lady Margaret Hall on the Welbeck estate. There were routes of 21 & 26 miles with a 6ml family walk. We made a group of sweepers…

We HOPE to get to EDALE - May 2016

11 people met at the Hope Stn approach road to join Pete and Aiden on their first walk leading the group. A bright sunny day was promised. The first thing to negotiate before the climb up Cave Dale was the bakery in Castleton. Lee knew of the pleasantries on offer, the toilets across the road was…

A Flat Earth Society Walk - Jun 2016

Vermuyden Group walk. A Flat Earth Society Walk, 19th June.  Seven walkers (5 members, 2 guests) met at Rawcliffe Village on a dry and sunny morning.  With Chris Haley leading we headed for the bank of the River Aire towards Goole. We passed the village of Airmyn and the Percy's Arms pub (a great…

Shirley's Smiles - Jul 2016

Shirleys Smiles walk on Sunday July 24th.  17 joint walkers from the East Yorkshire, Irregulars and Vermuyden LDWA walking groups met at the Triton Inn at Brantington to walk Shirley's Smiles walk in memory of Shirley Forster a previous member of groups. The walk was led by Aaron Hookway of…

Aarons Jungle Trod with a Giraffe - Aug 2016

Aarons Trod Aug 7th 2016 8 LDWA members picked up Aarons E-mail for an ad hoc walk at 8am in his home town of Thorne. Meeting up, Aaron explained we may encounter a few overgrown places as the Fishlake Fens is a little walked area. Leaving Thorne we had a little history lesson of the story of…

A Donny Walkabout - Aug 2016

12 folk met at Barnburgh Church and we noticed that the local phone box was now a library.  We went up a bridleway [Stables Lane] and onto Barnburgh Cliff where on the LHS there were some faces carved into the rock.  Then it was through the crop fields to High Melton and onto Denaby Ings.  At the…

A Happy Valley Hobble - Sept 2016

Vermuyden walk 18th September Happy Valley Hobble Nine walkers left the centre of Halifax on a cool misty Autumn day, we passed redundant mills that were now businesses, shopping centres and apartments and made our way onto the Calderdale way. We continued on past TV presenter Chris Ackroyds house…

Silkstone Saunter - Oct 2016

A Silkstone Saunter, 23rd October. Leader Roy Turner.  16 walkers met in High Street car parking Dodworth on a bright but cold October morning. There were 9 members and 7 visitors, it was so good to see Tom and John again and also Karen and Richard. We were joined by two newbies to the LDWA; Steve…

Another Hughes Walk - Nov 2016

    8 Members inc new Secretary (welcome Karen) joined Tom & John on another wander round the Don and Dearne valleys. Today's walk took us from Clayton towards Grimeththorpe Pit Tip (redeveloped into a pleasant nature reserve) and onto Brierly Common and South Kirkby. passing through Upton, South…

Le Tour de Pied - Dec 2016

 Le Tour a Pied. A 15 mile route approximately parallel to that taken by the Tour de France,  This was a linear walk from High Bradfield to Langsett Barn on Dec 16th and requiring a bus from Langsett Barn to the start.  The 9 of us on the walk left High Bradfield with Aaron leading the walk on a…