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Seeking enhancements that support disabled access and rambling

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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Val & Bob promote the NT & DR on YouTube

23/05/2014

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Restrictions on the National Cycle Network

09/05/2014

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.

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DR on BBC News

22/04/2014
DR on BBC News

  As some of you might have seen, the Disabled Ramblers have been on BBC News several times in the last couple of days.  You can see the clip here (until the BBC remove it): http://www.live.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27100367

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Rica mobility scooter survey

09/01/2014

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 […]

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101 miles for MS

22/07/2013
101 miles for MS

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 […]

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Changing Places on Motorways Petition

25/05/2013

I am doing an online petition to persuade Motorway Services to install Changing Placces ie. toilets for people who cannot stand or walk. Please click on the link, read about it and ask your members to do the same. Thank you. Margaret Clough http://www.change.org/petitions/motorway-service-station-operators-provide-toilets-for-all-disabled-people

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Helping to Improve Access

30/04/2013
Helping to Improve Access

A key aim of the Disabled Ramblers is to seek improved access to the countryside. As her birthday treat, Liz & I visited Pershore Meadows Wetlands with the Wetlands for All Project Officer from Wychavon District Council.   The Lottery funded project will improve access to this 24 Hectare site for all. In addition to highlighting […]

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Access the (Yorkshire) Dales

30/03/2013
Access the (Yorkshire) Dales

Debbie is raising funds to buy a Tramper for the National Trust at Malham Tarn (which we visited last year). You can read all about her and her other projects at http://accessthedales.wordpress.com/about/ She is on Facebook – accessthedales, twitter-@accessthedales and has a blog site accessthedales.com To donate, visit her Just Giving page -www.justgiving.com/accessthedales

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Around Britain Challenge

22/03/2013
Around Britain Challenge

   Liz & I happened to be at Beamers (Tramper) today while Mark Newton was collecting his new Three Wheel Tramper and Caravan.  Mark, a wounded serviceman, will be spending the next year and a half circumnavigating Britain starting at Lochgilphead in 12 days time.  You can follow Mark’s adventures  HELP NEEDED. Mark needs a co-driver […]

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Canine Partners

04/03/2013
Canine Partners

Hello. Daxi and I are taking part in Canine Partner’s annual Bluebell Walk fundraising event. The walk will take place on April 25th 2013. We want to help to raise money so that the charity can create more partnerships like ours. I am sending this to everyone I know, to give you the opportunity to […]

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Val is Volunteers Co-ordinator

08/12/2012
Val is Volunteers Co-ordinator

Volunteers are the life-blood of the Disabled Ramblers. On rambles they open gates, police road crossings, help get scooters through difficult sections and generally reassure & encourage ramblers. Behind the scenes they deliver the MSU (Mobile Support Unit) with our loan scooters and Mobile Accessible Toilet to the rambles – and get everything ready for […]

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Chairman Faces the Camera

22/06/2012
Chairman Faces the Camera

While visiting the Mobility Roadshow at Peterborough today, Tony was interviewed on camera about the Disabled Ramblers for the show organisers. Dorothy was kept busy giving out Disabled Ramblers leaflets to many of the visitors.

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Accessible route on its way?

22/03/2012
Accessible route on its way?

Worcestershire CC have agreed to replace this bridge with one wide enough for scooters. This should give us a 7 mile circular ramble across the Hams south of the river Teme in Worcester – if they change the stile as well!

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Better Footpaths for Worcester?

22/03/2012

Following a presentation by a member of the Disabled Ramblers to Worcestershire footpaths people, we have been invited to suggest routes for improvement over the coming year. JohnC

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