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Seeking enhancements that support disabled access and rambling

*June 19 Regional Ramble – Winchcombe Path Opening – Inaugural Ramble

27/07/2019
*June 19 Regional Ramble – Winchcombe Path Opening – Inaugural Ramble

  For more photos please click here Winchcombe Path opening – with Disabled Ramblers and Cotswold Voluntary Wardens – Wednesday 12th June 2019. Back in 2015 our DR member, Eileen Scannell, led the pioneering reccy of this route which highlighted where improvements were needed and this has, in turn, enabled the inaugural ramble to take place, […]

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*Accessibility Presentation

10/07/2019

    A presentation by John Cuthbertson, Chairman of Disabled Ramblers recorded during the Outdoor Recreation Network (ORN) “Open to All? Accessibility in the Outdoors” seminar and site visit on Wednesday 19th June 2019

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*2019 MOD Access Forum

14/05/2019
*2019 MOD Access Forum

On the 8th May, Arthur represented the Disabled Ramblers at the annual MOD Access Forum.  Below is what the MOD reported about the event:   The MOD Access Forum: Working Together for Safe Public Access to the Training Estate Posted by:James Nevitt, Posted on:13 May 2019 at https://insidedio.blog.gov.uk/2019/05/13/the-mod-access-forum-working-together-for-safe-public-access-to-the-training-estate-2/  The MOD has what’s called “a policy presumption in […]

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*Helping the FC understand Access Options

24/04/2019
*Helping the FC understand Access Options

Senior staff from the Forestry Commission met yesterday (23/4/2019) at the National Land Access Centre, Aston Rowant. Staff included their Recreation Manager, the Head of Marketing & Supporter Development, the Head of Marketing Channels and Supporter Development, their Learning Manager, their Technical Recreation Adviser and their Marketing & Communications Manager.   The site visit was to get a greater understanding of […]

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*Langford Lakes Trampers

22/04/2019
*Langford Lakes Trampers

Disabled Ramblers have loaned a couple of their old Trampers.  These have been replaced this year and were surplus to our requirements.  I have been working with the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust for the last few months.  They are keen to find out how to make their reserves easier for the less able, they had been […]

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*National Parks 70th Anniversary Ramble

24/03/2019
*National Parks 70th Anniversary Ramble

70 years ago the act to establish National Parks was passed by parliament. In celebration, members of the Disabled Ramblers took part in a ramble from Castleton to Mam Tor in the Peak District together with other disabled ramblers and many walkers. The event was filmed for a future edition of Countryfile. Judy says, ” […]

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*October Ditchling Beacon new gate and path opening – South Downs, Sussex.

02/11/2018
*October Ditchling Beacon new gate and path opening  – South Downs, Sussex.

  To see more photos please click here. Ditchling Beacon new gate & path opening on the South Downs, Sussex. On the 26th of October 2018, Bob and I attended the opening of a new gate, signage and path at Ditchling Beacon, East Sussex to enable us to access this new route of approximately 5.5 […]

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*Brownsea Island and Dorset Wildlife Trust

20/09/2018
*Brownsea Island and Dorset Wildlife Trust

For more photos click the link. Brownsea Island – DR working with the National Trust & Dorset Wildlife Trust during 2018 to make the Island more accessible for scooters, wheelchairs, powerchairs, etc. Early in 2018 DR was asked to assist in a photo shoot organised by the National Trust in an effort to publicise the […]

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*National Land Access Centre

16/09/2018
*National Land Access Centre

  Friday 14th September 2018 saw the opening by the Deputy Chairman of Natural England, Lord Blencathra, of the National Land Access Centre at Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve. A wide variety of gates and other barriers have been installed, primarily by our member Tom Bindoff, with the aim of educating all who have an […]

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*Heritage Ability Voting Now Closed

26/07/2018

Countryside Mobility is the Devon-based charity which places Trampers and Wheelyboats at locations across the Southwest – and further north. Their new venture, Heritage Ability, is creating Easy Read guides, British Sign Language (BSL) tours and more.  To help them further please consider voting for them at the National Lottery Awards 2018 where they are […]

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*Help get Barriers Removed

06/07/2018
*Help get Barriers Removed

The National Cycle Network has some great routes for the disabled – but many have barriers. Help remove them by completing this survey: https://sustrans.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/national-cycle-network-review-survey   SUSTRANS are carrying out a major review of the walking and cycling routes of the National Cycle Network and would love to hear your views. Your responses will help to […]

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*Ross Walking Festival

16/05/2018
*Ross Walking Festival

The organisers of the Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival are running an accessible ramble: Sunday 13th September 2018 Walk 15 – Tour de Ross by Buggy – 4 miles easy – 11:00am to 1:30pm The Ross Buggy Route is a four-mile circuit that passes through and around the town talking in  some of the town’s landmarks and attractive rural […]

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* Kingley Vale Nature Reserve

25/01/2017
* Kingley Vale Nature Reserve

“In the South, Bob and Val – with help from Disabled Ramblers – have been trying to help the South Downs National Park and Natural England with kissing gates into the Kingley Vale Nature Reserve near Chichester.  We are pleased to report that there are now two new kissing gates that will enable better access […]

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