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.
What We Do
The Disabled Ramblers exists to help mobility-challenged people get back out into the countryside. Able-bodied helpers support members by loading scooters and other jobs. We ramble in all weathers and over a variety of terrain. Our rambles are graded according to difficulty. A few are suitable for shopping buggies and power chairs whilst most need large scooters capable of travelling 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.
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Loan Scooters – only on our Programmed Rambles
We own some large off-road mobility scooters (Trampers) which may available on loan during one of our programmed rambles. (They are not available for general hire.) 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. As the cost of maintaining and transporting them is rather high we charge £15 per ramble as a contribution towards this cost.
Some rambles are supported by an accessible toilet which is available before, during and after the ramble.
Donations to our charity are always welcome.
What our members get out of rambling:
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)