A campaign by the Disabled Ramblers to have a Tramper for hire on the Malvern Hills became a reality this week. If you are in the area please think of making use of it for a lovely ramble to the highest point on the Malvern Hills.
Seeking enhancements that support disabled access and rambling
In Horsham, West Sussex, Val, Bob Paula & David met with Councillors and Riverwalk organisers on the 21st April to discuss the tricky wooden gateway. Those that came on Horsham Riverwalk last year might remember this tricky gate near Littlehaven Station and some scooters even needed a manual bump around the corner from a strong friendly River […]
Have you come across chicken wire on board-walks? It has been used to reduce the chance of people slipping. However, it soon breaks and sharp pieces stick up causing injury to children, dogs paws, and puncturing scooter tyres. New member, David, had this problem in West Sussex. He notified his council which promised to fix […]
Disabled Ramblers member Dr Linda Malpas took part in a video shoot to help show the benefits of rambling while at Minsmere RSPB. The full video is on YouTube:
Disabled Ramblers have been updated on the progress Rivington Heritage Trust is making in their bid for a seven million pound lottery grant to restore the Terraced Gardens at Rivington in Lancashire. We attended an access audit in July to help with making the restored gardens more wheelchair friendly. The Rivington team are looking for […]
NEW FOREST WALKING FESTIVAL. New Forest Ramble – 31st October 2014. This year I was very pleased to be approached by the National Park Authority with a view to Disabled Ramblers putting on a walk as part of the Walking Festival which ran from 18th October to 2nd November. Consequently, I put on a Cat […]
I was delighted to be invited to run a workshop on Access to the Countryside for the Disabled last Saturday 18th October for the annual get-together of “Walkers Are Welcome” towns for their AGM, rambles and workshops. The delegates were very enthusiastic about encouraging the less able to visit their towns and several are […]
HORSHAM RIVERSIDE WALK Disabled Ramblers were contacted several months ago by a representative of Horsham County Council regarding the opening of a new walk round Horsham – Horsham Riverside Walk – and we were asked if we would like to attend. Consequently, Val Rawlings and Bob McLellan travelled to Horsham for the opening of the […]
What is happening in Lancashire. July 9th Disabled Ramblers are pleased to have been able to play a small part in the annual AONB conference which is being run this week from Newton Rigg College in Penrith. Today was a field trip to Caton Moor on the north side of the Forest of Bowland, Disabled […]
Calling all powered wheelchair users – have your say. A national survey for powered wheelchair users and carers now gives people a chance to tell about their experiences of obtaining and using their powered wheelchair. The survey is aimed at wheelchair users living in the UK – including both adults and children – and is being conducted by Rica in […]
OPENING OF THE EGRET’S WAY, OUSE VALLEY CYCLE NETWORK Disabled Ramblers were asked back in 2012 to support the Ouse Valley Cycle Network in their efforts to establish a link between the villages of Southease and Rodmell in East Sussex, near Newhaven. Val Rawlings and Sheila Matthews, ex DR member and founder of Sussex Roamability, […]
Link to BBC NorthWest News Item Roy’s Blog Saturday 24th May 2014 Disabled Ramblers were there to see Roy Taylor off on his Coast to Coast Challenge. RSPB Area Manager, Roy Taylor, has started his 215 mile trek from Southport on a power chair along the Trans Pennine Trail to Hornsea on the East Coast. […]
Mark Newton is circumnavigating the British Isles for charity and has overcome many difficulties. However, the obstacles on the National Cycle Network are not so easy to beat: NCN Obsrtuctions from Mark Newton on Vimeo.
Rica, www.rica.org.uk, an independent UK research charity working for older and disabled people, is conducting a national survey of mobility scooter users for the Department for Transport. If you are a scooter user, Rica wants to know about your experience of buying and using a scooter. The survey is online at www.rica.org.uk/scootersurvey and is also available as a […]
We have been asked to publicise this fundraiser. You can find out more at southdowns101ers.com (The Disabled Ramblers takes no responsibility for the content of external web sites) THE SOUTH DOWNS 101ERS I’m James and I have secondary progressive MS. I will be riding the 101 miles of the South Downs Way by mobility scooter in […]