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*Graffham Ramble

13/06/2018
*Graffham Ramble

  Graffham Regional Ramble – 12th June 2018 A lovely sunny day saw 12 of us scooterists and 5 walkers, including Matt the Ranger for that area,  set off up the South Downs Way towards the Graffham Nature Reserve(s), these are 6 seperate little reserves off the SDW which are wildflower meadows with rare wildlife, […]

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*Victor Prince

23/05/2018
*Victor Prince

  I’m so sorry to tell you of the death of Victor Prince. Vic joined DR in 2013, shortly after a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease and he and his wife Lesley were very active ramblers for several years. On Mon 21st May, after increasing problems with his breathing, his life support was turned off. […]

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*Derbyshire Ramble Reports & Photos

21/05/2018
*Derbyshire Ramble Reports & Photos

A fantastic week of four rambles in Derbyshire thanks to the hard work of Judy, Bernard and all our helpers.  See the reports and photos here

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*Tuesday 12th June Graffham Downland RR

09/05/2018

Tuesday 12th June – Graffham Downland Nature Reserve, nr Chichester, West Sussex   This is a lovely ramble of approx 7 miles, Cat 2+ – along the South Downs Way in West Sussex taking us to Graffham Downland Nature Reserve through lovely downland and farmland to Graffham Downland Nature Reserve where we will have a talk […]

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*Sue Jeffery

03/05/2018
*Sue Jeffery

I’m so sorry to have to tell you that my dear friend and neighbour, Sue Jeffery, died at 11:00 last night. The Jeffreys and the Kemps discovered Disabled Ramblers about ten years ago, as walkers in support of our friend Steve. Later we stayed on in his memory and then because we loved DR. Sue […]

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*Sue Raymond

23/04/2018
*Sue Raymond

I’m very sorry to have to tell you that Sue Raymond passed away in hospital last night. Sue had been a member of DR for eleven years and was for a time a member of the committee. Until recently she and Colin (and their skull and crossbones flag) were a familiar part of our rambles. […]

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*East Sussex Rambles

21/04/2018
*East Sussex Rambles

  Two more great rambles completed our rambles in Sussex, this time led by Val & Bob.  Of the first from Jack & Jill Windmills, Val writes, “This is a jewel of a ramble, one of those that sticks in your memory for ever. We had the hottest day in the UK for 70 years, […]

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*2018 Rambles Underway

21/04/2018
*2018 Rambles Underway

After a winter of so much rain, the weather for our first week of rambles was almost too hot!  The first two rambles were in West Sussex and were devised and led by David who made this 20 minute video of the Shorham to Bramber Castle Ramble. Many thanks David, let’s hope there are more […]

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*St Ives & Houghton Mill Regional Ramble

12/04/2018
*St Ives & Houghton Mill Regional Ramble

We are running a Regional Ramble on Thursday 26th April, 7 miles, Cat 2, from St Ives in Cambridgeshire. A beautiful ramble through St Ives then along the River Great Ouse for lunch at Houghton Mill then crossing the river and returning on the opposite side of the river across the water meadows if the […]

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*Hilliers Garden Ramble by HRA

24/02/2018
*Hilliers Garden Ramble by HRA

  A lovely ramble yesterday run by HRA (Hampshire RoamAbility) round Hilliers Gardens and Arboretum near Romsey in Hampshire.  Surprising to see so much colour at this time of year, but it was a lovely sunny day, a little cold but main thing – it was dry.  Two new faces to welcome (good to know […]

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*Christchurch Zig-Zag path to be restored

21/02/2018
*Christchurch Zig-Zag path to be restored

Many of you will have been on the zig-zag path at Christchurch on our rambles and we were disappointed when it was closed indefinitely last year as the council decided that they could not afford to repair it.  Thanks to campaigning by local people and members of the Disabled Ramblers, the path is to be […]

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*Bradgate Park Regional Ramble

16/11/2017
*Bradgate Park Regional Ramble

On a misty November morning in Leicestershire our group of 14 (7 scooters and 7 walkers) set off from Newtown Linford car park along the Leicestershire Round towards the Deer Barn Visitor Centre. We passed numerous Fallow and Red Deer on the way which kept our photographers in the group very busy.  We climbed and […]

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*Bridge Made Accessible Thanks to Gavin

03/11/2017
*Bridge Made Accessible Thanks to Gavin

BEFORE. This bridge N3 on the Rowsham to Wingrave footpath.      It had been rebuilt in 2015 but the alignment of the gate with the bridge was incorrect.    It was much too narrow making it dangerous and unsuitable accommodate the Tramper mobility scooters used by most Members of “Disabled Ramblers”.     AFTER […]

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*Worcestershire Becon

21/10/2017
*Worcestershire Becon

After the gales on Monday and the rain on Thursday, today was positively benign. Worcestershire Beacon is quite a hill to climb and takes its toll on batteries.  Unfortunately those on one scooter gave up but our team of volunteers pushed pulled and towed it to safety.    Great views all the way up and […]

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*Croome Ramble

19/10/2017
*Croome Ramble

A fascinating story of how the Croome Estate was developed in the 18C by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown as the grand home of the 6th Earl of Coventry through to being the site where RADAR was invented through to decay and almost loss until it was rescued in the brink of time by the National Trust.  […]

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*The Drop!

17/10/2017
*The Drop!

After a steady climb up the village road through Westmancote, the tarmac suddenly ends and the fun begins – fun, that is, if you like steep, rocky tracks. After a coffee stop to let the motors and walkers cool down there was one final rocky climb before the going became easier. After passing the King […]

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*Bredon Hill from Kemerton

16/10/2017
*Bredon Hill from Kemerton

Were we all mad? The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia were about to hit us with winds of up to 50 mph expected and yet we were heading up to the summit of Bredon Hill. Situated in Worcestershire on the side of the Severn Valley, the southwesterly winds had nothing to stop them from sweeping us […]

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*Ramble Reccy in the Chilterns

16/10/2017
*Ramble Reccy in the Chilterns

Alie, Chair of Henley & Goring Ramblers, and Lucy checking out a ramble in the Chiltern Hills for next year’s programme.

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*Any Port-A-Loo in a storm!

10/10/2017
*Any Port-A-Loo in a storm!

   

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*Sinodun Hills & River Thames

29/09/2017
*Sinodun Hills & River Thames

A lovely ramble over Wittenham Clumps to the River Thames at Shillingford then across fields to Dorchester before returning. Great to have Veronica & Bob along with their Birthday Cakes! See Photos for more. Many thanks to the Earth Trust for letting us park and use their facilities:  http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/   

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