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Seeking enhancements that support disabled access and rambling

Chesworth Farm in Horsham, West Sussex, improves Gates, Paths and More.

02/12/2016
Chesworth Farm in Horsham, West Sussex, improves Gates, Paths and More.

Back in the summer of 2016 there was a little meeting at a place called Chesworth Farm that is located in the old market town of Horsham. The meeting was set up by the Horsham Riverside Walk Team and included a Horsham Council rep called Paul, some Riverside Walk organizers Jill and Jane, 2 Regional […]

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ITV Wales Coast & Country

04/11/2016
ITV Wales Coast & Country

Recently, Terry, Celia, Dave, Janet & John took part in filmng in Snowdonia on the Old Coach Road near Ogwyn.  We are 16 minutes into the programme:  Disabled Ramblers on Coast & Country 

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Countryfile Children In Need Ramble

09/10/2016
Countryfile Children In Need Ramble

Some of our members joined locals Joyce & Colin for a ramble around Brandon Marshes Wildlife Trust, Coventry in aid of Children in Need

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Langdale Ramble

26/07/2016

Members of the Disabled Ramblers have been helping the National Trust to check out a route in Langdale in the Lake District:

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Ramp Built In Horsham Ready For The 2016 Riverwalk Scooter Convoy.

07/07/2016
Ramp Built In Horsham Ready For The 2016 Riverwalk Scooter Convoy.

At first glance the step at The Millennium Foot Bridge on Horsham Riverwalk may not look like a problem for off road scooters. A while back David invited Paula, Val & Bob for a Riverwalk scouting trip, we had 2 Mini Crossers 2 Supersports along that day. The testing on the new Scooter Friendly Riverwalk […]

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Tramper for hire on Malvern Hills

03/05/2016

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.  

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Gate Fixed!

29/04/2016
Gate Fixed!

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 […]

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DR on BBC Farming Today

12/03/2016
DR on BBC Farming Today

Our Chairman, Arthur Lee, was interviewed by the BBC for “Farming Today This Week”. You can hear it at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b072zjpc Arthur, Jo and Barny on Broad Down, Malvern Hills

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Chicken Wire Hazard Removed

18/11/2015
Chicken Wire Hazard Removed

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 […]

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DR Member on film at Minsmere RSPB

02/11/2015

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:  

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Cissbury Ring Path Renovation – Good Result!

03/08/2015
Cissbury Ring Path Renovation – Good Result!

On our Sussex reccy of Cissbury Ring we were delighted to find you could access the outer edge of the Ring through a radar gate, only to find the path leading up to the Ring itself was so badly eroded that we could not safely take a group of DR’s up the path.  Strangely, it […]

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Try a Tramper Day

25/04/2015
Try a Tramper Day

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Rivington Heritage Trust

21/11/2014
Rivington Heritage Trust

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 […]

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New Forest Walking Festival

05/11/2014
New Forest Walking Festival

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 […]

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Walkers are Welcome Towns’ Workshop

20/10/2014
Walkers are Welcome Towns’ Workshop

  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 […]

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Horsham Riverside Walk

31/07/2014
Horsham Riverside Walk

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 […]

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DR at National AONB Conference

09/07/2014
DR at National AONB Conference

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 […]

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PowerChair Survey RICA

17/06/2014

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 […]

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Egrets Way Opening

08/06/2014
Egrets Way Opening

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, […]

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Roy Taylor – Coast to Coast on a Power Chair

24/05/2014
Roy Taylor – Coast to Coast on a Power Chair

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. […]

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