THE SHEFFIELD VISUALLY IMPAIRED WALKING GROUP offers visually impaired people (VIP's) the opportunity to go walking regularly, assisted by trained volunteer guides.

WALKS - We have an annual programme of walks in and around the Peak District and South Yorkshire.
Walks vary in length and degree of difficulty to suit the varying capabilities of the VIP's.
So - whether you want an easy 4 to 5 mile amble, a 6 to 7 mile ramble around the countryside, or a more demanding hike into the hills, we will have something to suit you.
All VIP's and potential guides are welcome to come along for a walk and try the group out without any commitment. If VIP's want to bring a sighted friend with them the first time they come, that’s fine too. Why not also bring your guide dog. He or she will enjoy the exercise as well.

TRANSPORT - We travel to and from our walks mostly by public transport, although sometimes we need to use cars or a mini-bus. Occasionally we use a coach for days out.

WALKING HOLIDAYS - We organise a walking holiday each year. Recent destinations have included Whitby, Llandudno, Isle of Mann and Northumberland.

TOUGH CHALLENGES - In recent years small groups of VIP's and guides have raised money doing things like climbing Kinder Scout, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike and walking across Morecambe Bay (see photographs below).

Our Anglesey Holiday in 2023
A walk across Morecambe Bay


Members are kept informed by our website and a monthly newsletter, either printed or emailed.
We rely on donations and funds that we raise ourselves through sponsorship, etc. to meet our running costs.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT S V I W G or may be interested in joining our group as a VIP or a guide please contact the chair, Susan Hill on 07970311329, or send an email to
Alternatively, you can contact our Vice Chair / Membership Secretary, Martin Wing on 07747443812, or send an email to

Any donations will be gratefully received. Please forward to our Treasurer: Mr S. Wainright c/o SRSB, 5 Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 4DT.


We gratefully receive support from the following organisations:
- Who provide us with facilities for meeting and sending out information to members.
- The Physical Disability and Sensory Impairment Service. Who organise training for our guides, and refer and provide information to registered VIP's.
- Who provide walk leaders and many of the guides for our walks.
- For their generosity.