Disabled Ramblers

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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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*Laurence Cherry

23/09/2017
*Laurence Cherry

Rosie tells us that “Laurence Cherry passed away suddenly but peacefully on 22nd September in Eden Valley Hospice. He loved his disabled rambles and was really happy to have been able to join the rambles in Derbyshire earlier on this year.” Laurence joined the Disabled Rambles in 2011 and took part in most of our […]

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*West Sussex Tour and Rambling on Mars

17/09/2017
*West Sussex Tour and Rambling on Mars

Parys Mountain (above), on Anglesey, is “Like rambling on Mars” says Terry. He hopes to run another ramble there next year – hope you can get there! Meanwhile, Val & Bob have finished their wonderful West Sussex Tour; the mud was a great highlight (below).  See Photos for the write-ups and lots more photos

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*West Sussex Rambles & Adventures

13/09/2017
*West Sussex Rambles & Adventures

Bare chalk when wet can be very exciting! See more of how our West Sussex rambles are going at Photos

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*Sculpture Trail RR

10/09/2017
*Sculpture Trail RR

A few photos from the Regional Ramble Andy led around the Sculpture Trail in the Forest of Dean last Tuesday:  

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*Pitsford Reservoir RR

06/09/2017
*Pitsford Reservoir RR

We met in the Visitors Centre car park at Pitsford a small but happy group of 2 scooters, 3 walkers joined later by Eileen Scannel her friend Jac and dog making a total of 3 scooters, 4 walkers and a dog.  See more at Photos

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*2 Southern RRs

23/08/2017
*2 Southern RRs

Val & Bob have just led two lovely rambles in West Sussex.  See photos for more.

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*Yellow Brick Road RR

17/08/2017
*Yellow Brick Road RR

A lovely ramble on Bredon Hill, Worcestershire.  See Photos for more pics.  

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*New Forest & Ridgeway Tours

14/08/2017
*New Forest & Ridgeway Tours

Although we re-reccied the route only 7 days before the ramble we didn’t know the road was going to be dug up.  Fortunately, we were able to go along the other side of the hedge and then the workers made a gap in it for us to pass through.  What an adventure. See more of […]

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*Fleet Pond RR

31/07/2017
*Fleet Pond RR

Southern Regional Ramble – Fleet Pond – 30th July 2017   We had a really super day at Fleet Pond.  This is the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire and is dedicated solely to wildlife it is believed to have been constructed in the 12th century as a fishery to provide nutritious food to local farms […]

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*Ride London 2017

30/07/2017
*Ride London 2017

Thank you Jackie, Peter, Charlotte, Cathy for joining us at Ride London- Freecycle yesterday.    I think we all had a great ride – in spite of a bit of rain at the end.  Gavin —————————————————————-   Thank you both for the information on this and the work you did to get us disabled people […]

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*Rob O’Nions

25/07/2017
*Rob O’Nions

O’Nions [ Passed away Saturday evening 22 July 2017 ] Robert Michael Treasured memories of Robert Michael O’Nions who passed away peacefully on the 22nd July 2017 surrounded by loving family and friends beside him. Beloved husband of Nadja, much loved father of Henri and Rosie, brave son of Margaret, brother of Susan and much […]

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