“In the South, Bob and Val – with help from Disabled Ramblers – have been trying to help the South Downs National Park and Natural England with kissing gates into the Kingley Vale Nature Reserve near Chichester. We are pleased to report that there are now two new kissing gates that will enable better access […]
Seeking enhancements that support disabled access and rambling
See DR member Charles in Bute Park, Cardiff, on The One Show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b087shft/the-one-show-10012017 Charles experiences the natural world as never before seen – and gets the chance to mention the need for better access to the countryside. His piece is 15 minutes into the programme.
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 […]
Members of the Disabled Ramblers have been helping the National Trust to check out a route in Langdale in the Lake District:
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 […]
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.
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 […]