DR Rambles

Relating to rambles organised by the DR

*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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*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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*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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*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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*Brecon Beacons Rambles Photos

23/07/2017
*Brecon Beacons Rambles Photos

Photos of week of varied rambles in the Brecon Beacons led by Arthur can now be seen at Photos

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*Malverns & New Forest RRs

05/07/2017
*Malverns & New Forest RRs

Val & Bob led a lovely ramble in the New Forest while John took a small but intrepid group up “The Gullet” See Photos for more.

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* Glentress Forest

15/06/2017
* Glentress Forest

A select group of ramblers first drove 1½ miles gaining 500 feet of height to the Buzzards Nest car park on the summit of Cardie Hill. The ramble route took us up and down along the edge of the forest with great views over the Tweed Valley and the town of Peebles. Lunch was at […]

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* Two Rambles at Hadrian’s Wall

14/06/2017

    Two great days of rambling at Hadrian’s Wall in much improved weather.  On Monday we rambled from Walltown Quarry Country Park to Cawfield Quarry picnic site and on Tuesday we visited Housesteads Roman Fort and Hadrian’s Wall and had an excellent Roman History talk from Veronica.  See Photos for more.

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* Sutton Bank Ramble

10/06/2017
* Sutton Bank Ramble

  A lovely day rambling from Sutton Bank Visitor Centre thanks to Ian and Flora. See Photos for more.    

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