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* Dr Mike Bruton MBE

26/05/2017
* Dr Mike Bruton MBE

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that our President and Founder Member, Dr Mike Bruton MBE, died in the afternoon of Wednesday 24th May having suffered from several bouts of pneumonia and a short period of time in hospital.   His son, Roger, tells me: Dad passed away peacefully at […]

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* Peter Flick

21/05/2017
* Peter Flick

We were very sad to hear of the recent death of Peter Flick, our Regional Rep in Devon.  He was a member of Disabled Ramblers for ten years and organised a number of rambles for us in Devon and Cornwall, both on a National and Regional basis.    Peter was a great character, very bluff […]

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* Autumn Newsletter.

06/11/2016

The latest Newsletter is now available.

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Sue & Ted’s Party

03/09/2016
Sue & Ted’s Party

Many thanks to Sue and Ted who once again collected money for Disabled Ramblers at their wedding anniversary party. As you see a good time was had by all. They’ll soon be out rambling again and they’ve raised £475 to make sure others can come too.

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DR Rescue Man From Hillside

12/05/2016
DR Rescue Man From Hillside

The Disabled Ramblers set out from Bissoe Bike Chain and rambled along the Cornish Coast-to-Coast path to the Poldice Valley.  During our return after lunch, at about 14:15, we heard cries for help coming from the hillside above.  Five of our walkers scrambled up loose scree to find out what was happening.  A man, Paul […]

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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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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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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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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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Sue & Ted’s Fund Raiser BBQ

21/08/2015
Sue & Ted’s Fund Raiser BBQ

Sue & Ted’s annual wedding anniversary barbecue was last weekend and the weather held fine. We finally packed up at 2.00 in the morning Don’t be fooled by the lone sausage – the food was brilliant…. lamb and cherries and blueberries and ….. They held a collection for DR and raised £230 Many thanks to […]

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Gavin & Lucy in RideLondon 2015

06/08/2015
Gavin & Lucy in RideLondon 2015

Lucy and I took part in the famous Prudential Ride London 2015 event  last Saturday. Being the only disabled riders who took part, we flew the flag for Disabled Ramblers.! Gavin

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