About Us

Welcome to the Disabled Ramblers.  We aim to keep this web site up-to-date with photos of our rambles added soon after the event. We also change content regularly so please come back soon.

Bolton Abbey 5/6/14

Bolton Abbey 5/6/14 (Click on the photo to enlarge it)

What our members get out of rambling:

FREEDOM! (Shirley)

Going for a “walk” is about family ties away from material things.
Its nature therapy …and its FREE.
I love following the same route regularly , noticing how the seasons, colours and plants change.
And still, I never say “lets go for a walk”.  Its always “lets go for an adventure”. (Gavin)

Going rambling means freedom to go out and explore the countryside and enjoy the scenery and landscapes that I used to enjoy when able-bodied, and the other major benefit is that it brings me into contact with so many interesting people from all walks of life, both members of the group and members of the public that are met en route.  It lifts the spirits and gives a huge sense of contentment, especially after a ramble that becomes really special.  (Val)

Disabled Rambles are for me like a ‘magic carpet’, into a wonderful ‘Garden of Dreams.’ (Terry)


What We Do

The Disabled Ramblers exists to help mobility-challenged people get back out into the countryside.  Able-bodied helpers are welcome to support members and to help with loading scooters and other jobs.

We ramble in all weathers and over a variety of terrain. Our rambles are graded according to difficulty. Some are suitable for shopping buggies and power chairs whilst others need large scooters capable of traveling over rough ground.

We spend a lot of time researching routes and working with the authorities to improve access. Many of our rambles are accompanied by staff from the area.  This adds to our enjoyment of the ramble through their local knowledge and the extra security they can often provide.

About 30 rambles are run each year across England and Wales – mostly from March to October.

Let’s Go Rambling a comprehensive insight into rambling with us

Rambling on Wheels publicity leaflet

Loan Scooters

We own some large off-road mobility scooters (Trampers) which may available on loan during a ramble.  They each have stick holders and a bag on the back to carry your lunch and spare coat etc. They are only available on one of our Nationally organised rambles.  We cannot guarantee that a scooter will be available on all rambles.

The user is responsible for reimbursing us for any damage they cause to our Loan Scooter – or damage they cause to other scooters or property.

A loan scooter must be booked in advance; you cannot just turn up at a ramble and get one.

A donation for the use of a scooter is very welcome as the cost of maintaining and transporting them is rather high!

Loan Scooter

Loan Scooter





 Accessible Toilet

Each ramble is supported by a fully accessible toilet which is available before, during and after the ramble.  The scooter-powered trailer it is carried on can be used to recover another scooter in the rare event of a breakdown during a ramble.


Accessible Toilet

Accessible Toilet

Donations to our charity are always welcome.

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