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Jane Brittain

27/03/2016
Jane Brittain

Jane Brittain passed away on 24th March 2016.  She was a practising Solicitor when in August 1984 she was knocked off her bike and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. It didn’t stop her doing many things including travelling around the world including trips to Japan, South Africa, Russia and America. […]

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Snowdonia Regional Ramble 2nd May

25/03/2016

Join Terry Taylor on this May Day ramble in Snowdonia: Ogwen Visitor Centre to Ogwen Bank Falls, Bethesda. To join the ramble contact Terry on thatterrytaylor@yahoo.co.uk Details: A ‘there-and-back’ ramble,(mostly on a tarmac surface) of some length, but little ‘technical’ difficulty, from the very dramatic Ogwen Bank Falls, (especially after heavy rain!) to the impressive mountain […]

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Eric Hindmarsh

22/03/2016
Eric Hindmarsh

Sad news of Eric’s death on the 12th March, he came on several Southern regional rambles and really loved coming into the New Forest with his beautiful dog, Ben. He was a very laid back, cheerful and friendly person and a pleasure to have around, he had hoped to join us again this year and […]

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Mary Grant

15/03/2016
Mary Grant

We are deeply saddened to learn that Mary Grant passed away this morning at 9 o’clock our time. She had become increasingly ill and went to spend the last months of her life with her family in New York.  Mary had been a member since 2007; a familiar figure on rambles, with a kindly word […]

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Accommodation for Snowdonia Tour

13/03/2016

A member offers this accommodation for the Snowdonia Rambles in September: “I have a static caravan in Maenan Abbey, Llanrwst,North Wales. I can offer a small room in the ‘van to anyone (preferably ladies) who can manage 4 steps with handrails/ all level inside of course.” Please contact Shirl, our Accommodation Officer if interested:  essexshirl@hotmail.com

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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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Accommodation Available for Snowdonia Rambles

01/03/2016

Would you like to share a 5* self-catering cottage in Snowdonia for the rambles this September? One of our male DR members has booked the cottage for the week and is looking to share the cost. First-floor twin-bedded room available.  The Joys of Life Bed and Breakfast and Holiday Cottages The Joys of Life Country […]

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David Cooper

25/02/2016
David Cooper

“With great sadness, we must tell you that David Cooper, a Disabled Rambler for many years, died at Sobell House Hospice, Oxford on Monday 22 February 2016.    David bravely decided not to consent to an operation that would have worsened his disability.  In one last effort to help others with MS, David donated his body […]

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See Terry Taylor at Llanberis Film Festival

25/02/2016

Before his stroke, Terry was a well-respected International Mountain Guide. He will be appearing at the Llanberis Mountain Film Festival which is to be held over the weekend 4th to 6th March. The weekend is packed with interesting films from a wide range of adventurous people and will be well worth a visit.   If […]

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Martin Ford

11/02/2016

We are saddened to learn of the death of Martin Ford, who lived in Chester He had been a member since 2009 but has not rambled recently so newer members may not know him. We have sent condolences to his family

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Terry Taylor on TV

11/12/2015
Terry Taylor on TV

Watch Terry on Weatherman Walking:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06r961m Terry takes viewers along some of the route we did on our ramble up Drum in 2013.

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Malvern Hills RR

02/12/2015
Malvern Hills RR

From Gardener’s Quarry to Board Down along the ridge of the Malvern Hills. Wonderful views across Worcestershire from one side of the ridge and across Herefordshire and into Wales on the other. A lovely day ending with a cup of tea at “The Kettle Sings”.   See Photos for more pictures.

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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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Hampshire Tour

26/10/2015
Hampshire Tour

Our Hampshire Tour brings our main programme of rambles to an end for another year (But there might be some more Regional Rambles to come). Many thanks to Di for organising and running these two with splendid support from so many others.  See Photos for more.  

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Beckford to Bredon Hill RR

02/10/2015
Beckford to Bredon Hill RR

The day dawned misty and cold but the forecast said it would improve and it did. Fourteen members (and two dogs) enjoyed the lovely views from Bredon Hill across the Severn Valley, Vale of Evesham and the Cotswolds in the autumn sunshine.  Thanks Andy.  See Photos for more

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Peak District Tour photos

20/09/2015
Peak District Tour photos

Four gentle rambles in the Peak District in autumnal sunshine.  A lovely week.  See Photos

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Snowshill RR – Take 2

11/09/2015
Snowshill RR – Take 2

  Eileen has just run a second ramble this year from Snowshill Manor NT. See the photos here

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New path at Fladbury

30/08/2015
New path at Fladbury

Member David Wynn officially opening the New Easy Assess Path at Fladbury.  See Photos for more

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Gordon to the Rescue

23/08/2015
Gordon to the Rescue

  A 1950’s themed wedding – but how to get her to the church on time? Gordon and his splendid Zodiac to the rescue – in exchange for a donation to DR. Many thanks to Gordon & Dee for their very kind donation.

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