Links

The Disabled Ramblers is not responsible for the content of external websites.  The inclusion of a link to a website should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site’s owners or their products or services.


Disabled Ramblers’ Facebook Group, full of helpful people:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DisabledRamblers 


https://www.tramper.co.uk/

 TRAMPER 

Tramper, built in Britain specifically to meet the needs of the Disabled Ramblers. Known as the ‘Land Rover’ of the disabled world. Tramper – The Movie on YouTube

Locations with Trampers available

Tramper List of sites with a Tramper for hire / free loan.

National Trust Access Guide  Provide Tramper and other scooters for use at many of their properties. Also listed are locations with Mountain Trikes,  Other useful information includes sites with Changing Places toilets.

 Forestry England have Trampers for hire at these locations (Was called the Forestry Commission)

Countryside Mobility Has Tramper mobility scooters  for hire at over fifty locations across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire Somerset and Herefordshire. Membership (£10/year) gives free use at any location including those operated by Lake District Mobility / North York Moors Mobility.

Lancashire There are ten locations with Trampers for hire in the County

Lake District Mobility have Trampers for hire at two locations in the Lake District 

Morecambe Bay’s More to Explore offers three locations with Trampers for hire.

North York Moors Mobility have Trampers for hire at two locations in the North York Moors

Peak District Hoe Grange Accessible HolidaysBOMA 7 off-road wheelchair for hire to guests. 

An independent person has created this map. The locations might be out of date so please check before traveling.  Google Maps 

Scotland Carradale Bikes and Buggies have a Tramper and a smaller scooter for hire.  Carradale is a small village on the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula overlooking the Kilbrannan Sound and Arran.  (Email address given as their website is being transitioned)

Wales

Aberdaron Cottage has Two Trampers for guests to use for free as well as accessible accommodation on the tip of the Llyn Peninsular, north-west Wales.

Loggerheads Country Park has a Tramper for use around their trail.

Snowdonia National Park Their Tramper needs to be booked in advance and will be delivered to the start of an accessible route. It is now stationed in Beddgelert Forest and can be booked here: https://1085adventures.co.uk/bike-hire/tramper-hire/  


Other Scooters

England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland

Jo Southall,  an Independent Occupational Therapist who is a wheelchair user, has created this map of places which hire out Trampers, BOMAs, other scooters and Mountain Trikes. The locations might be out of date so please check before traveling. 

Northern Ireland

Shopmobility has scooters based at several Country Parks


Mountain Trike

Mountain Trike These rugged go-anywhere wheelchairs are available for hire for 2, 5 or 9 days.  They are available to try at over twenty locations across the UK.


Groups Running Rambles on Wheels

England 

Cornwall Rolling Ramblers Organises rambles in Cornwall. 

Experience Community  provides films and information about walks and other leisure activities for disabled people and the wider community. Based in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, they run rambles in the wider area sometimes using the Mountain Trike. 

Hampshire Roamability Social events and rambles in Hampshire and neighbouring counties.

PonyAxeS Takes you in a pony-drawn buggy without transferring from your wheelchair

Scotland

Forth & Tay Disabled Ramblers  A sister organisation in Scotland

Highland Disabled Ramblers  A sister organisation in Scotland


 

Routes

ViewRanger then filter by ‘Walking with Wheels’. Most of our routes are on here.

PhotoTrails  Detailed route descriptions using photographs

Accessible Nature UK. One person’s collection of accessible routes

Miles without Stiles, Lake District

Miles without Stiles, Peak District

Miles without Stiles, Yorkshire Dales  

Miles without Stiles, South Downs  

Cotswolds AONB Self Guided Walks has 10 rambles suitable for wheels.

Short Walks Pembrokeshire  A guide describing short walks along the Pembrokeshire coast; suitable for those in a wheelchair, those with small children in pushchairs or buggies or for those simply wanting a breath of fresh air – all the walks are accompanied by an easy-to-follow map and clear directions.

the Ramblers  Britain’s biggest charity working for walkers.

South West Coast Path Easy Access Walks on the South West Coast Path National Trail.

Walking in England.  Thousands of free walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the country.  Wheelchair / Tramper accessibility included wherever it is mentioned in the walk description.

Walks with Wheelchairs Are totally dedicated to providing free information on routes that are suitable for wheelchair users throughout the UK.


 

Activity Providers

Able 2 Adventure

Calvert Trust


 

ACCOMMODATION

Please note that ideas vary on what is deemed ‘Accessible’.  Please check with the owner that any accommodation is appropriate to your needs.

Aberdaron Cottage has Trampers for guests to use for free as well as accessible accommodation on the tip of the Llyn Peninsular, north-west Wales

Bench Cottage and Little Bench Cottage  Custom-built accommodation in the New Forest for disabled people.

The Beamsley Project within the Bolton Abbey Estate is an independent charity with over 15 years of experience in providing accessible, self-catering holiday accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales.  We provide fully accessible accommodation for individuals with disabilities, their families and groups with disabilities.

Ellwood Cottages Located in the heart of beautiful rural Dorset in the peaceful hamlet of Woolland, Ellwood Cottages are outstanding conversions of three traditionally built barns, in a courtyard setting.

Fell End Bunkhouse offers group accommodation for the disabled in the Yorkshire Dales

High Wray Farm, Lake District  has accessible self-catering accommodation. “This newly converted former Stable is situated within the steading at High Wray Farm. The cottage has two en-suite bedrooms a lounge dining area and kitchen, equipped and furnished to a high standard. This cottage also has the benefit of being fully accessible for disabled visitors. ”

Hoe Grange Accessible Holidays, Peak District. BOMA 7 off-road wheelchair available for hire to guests. “Hidden in the spectacular Peak District hills between Ashbourne and Bakewell, Hoe Grange Holidays offers four stylish and spacious self-catering log cabins”.

Holiday Cottage Wales have an accessible cottage. Ash Tree lodge is situated just outside the small quiet village of Llanfynydd in the heart of the Carmarthenshire, West Wales right on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Holiday Homes Trust part of the Scouts, is a national charity, dedicated to providing self-catering caravan accommodation for families, groups, and their carers. We cater for people with a disability or illness and low or single-income families, in fact any family whose quality of life is diminished by disability, infirmity or misfortune. They have accessible mobile homes in 8 locations across England: Bognor Regis, Exmouth, Filey, Gt. Yarmouth, New Milton, Paignton, Poole & St Austell.

HolidayParkSpecials.co.uk offer over 800 holiday parks across Europe and have dedicated pages for their holiday parks for disabled travelers

Irton House Farm in the Lake District offers a choice of six holiday cottages which sit around a central courtyard. The cottages have been carefully designed to provide easy access and comfort for all our guests including any with disability including wheelchair users.

Orchard Manor in Probus,  near  Truro,   Cornwall,  TR2 4LY 
Guest House,  Bed and Breakfast,  Luxury  Apartments, one with disabled access, ideal if you need respite care for a few days,  Holiday Accommodation.

Peveril House, Castleton offers: THE COACH HOUSE. We are happy to offer a ground floor, easy access suite with wide doors, floor level shower/wet room with hand grab rails and alarm alert system for reduced mobile guests. (Please note that there is a small lip to the entrance for which might need you to bring a pair of ramps – web officer)

Sykes Wheelchair Friendly Cottages.  A UK based company which specialises in independently owned self catering holiday cottage accommodation. They currently have over 3000 properties across the UK and Ireland.

Summerfield Farm near Whitby  offer Accessible accommodation: “Located just South of Whitby on the A171, Summerfield Farm offers quality holiday accommodation with spectacular views across open countryside to the sea and North to Whitby Abbey. Furnished to a high specification there are three holiday cottages and a holiday home to choose from.  All of the accommodations have disabled facilities. They are open all year and have log burners to keep you warm and cosy on those wintry evenings.”

Treworgans  Farm Holidays offer high quality, wheelchair-accessible self-catering disabled access accommodation in Mid-Cornwall.

UR Needs Accommodation Northern Ireland Accessible accommodation on the Causeway Coast

Woodcombe Lodges Minehead, Somerset, have three accessible lodges. Very handy for our ramble on Exmoor and The Quantock Hills. I stayed here while checking out our rambles for 2018 and the owners, who live on site, could not have been more helpful. 

DIRECTORIES & Other Information

AbilityNet offer free computer help to disabled people.

ABLEize List of UK Disabled Rambling Clubs and much more.  ABLEize is a UK disability resource directory offering, perhaps, the biggest collection of disability, mobility and health resources in the UK and Europe.

Accessible Nature 

Access the Outdoors Guide

Birding For All is seeking to improve access for people with disabilities to reserves, facilities and services for birding – membership is FREE and open to all regardless of physical ability.

Disability Grants  A website listing numerous organisations offering grants to the disabled and carers.

David Winwood An artist who is disabled. His website describes some of his rambles on his mobility scooter in South Wales. 

Disabled on Exmoor Making Exmoor accessible to disabled people.

Enable Holidays  We offer a range of over 250 accessible hotels and apartments to suit varying levels of mobility – for disabled people with limited mobility, for wheelchair-users, slow walkers – their families and friends.

Free Spirit Travel Insurance has produced a set of guides  for all seniors with any medical condition. Free Spirit provide information related to what people need to know before they plan their next trip abroad. They also have condition specific guides, for people with heart conditions and cancer patients.

FastFitClothing Designed specially by a Tetraplegic wheelchair user, our clothing perfectly blends performance and price whilst retaining a discreet and stylish appearance. 

LILY – Living Independently in Later Years  For people in West Norfolk.  The directory brings together information about a wide range of services, activities, advice and guidance, primarily for the over 65s, providing an easy-to-access, easy-to-use reference and signposting guide. 

MS Mutual Support  exists for Serving and ex-Serving members of the Armed Forces and Reserves, their dependants and carers affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

Norwich Access Group work to improve access in the area of Norfolk and hold regular meetings for all disabled people in Norwich.

Open Country is a Harrogate-based disability charity which helps people with disabilities to access the countryside. 

RIDC Conducts research for older and disabled people. Produce guides to scooter and car choice.

The Essential Guide to Traveling with a Medical Condition:  http://www.insurancewith.com/travelling-with-a-medical-condition/

Air Travel Checklist for Heart Patients:  http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20040719/new-air-travel-checklist-for-heart-patients?page=2

Towergate Insurance  are specialists in covering pre-existing medical conditions.

Tourism For All UK  is the  UK Voice for Accessible Tourism.  

Whitby, Scarborough and Ryedale Disability Action Group provide equipment hire including scooters as well as providing a range of other services.


Australia

While we don’t know of any similar organisation in Australia, the following links might be of interest:

https://www.sunrisemedical.com.au/blog/accessible-australian-nature-trails?fbclid=IwAR0PLM3P-87SHUw_Ft_aX2zDmldYb8AwKrkDjOjGQBOhJ-zK0AgmOiKS_HM

https://sydneybywheelchair.webs.com/?fbclid=IwAR15ycYSrmwc_k81MonCN6trcfczyTUidZZ_9x2hEIYBojgtZHl9puIzQxM

https://www.curbfreewithcorylee.com/2016/08/30/wheelchair-accessible-walks-queensland-australia/?fbclid=IwAR3Qkv9yB-Kqy7ogzcI5k2wU0nBcH-sqmB_MWvNnkxiUiW-VdQi32FJIP7o

https://www.disabledholidays.com/search/australia-l408/wheelchair-accessible-coach-tours-at113/?fbclid=IwAR3uFNnVJGqHhsdq_DGoHQcVGUwi92l8Stxs2bF6mPEfU5lOGh3TPHiLME8

https://www.walkingsa.org.au/news/50-pram-and-wheelchair-accessible-walks-and-hikes/?fbclid=IwAR039bcSGCCC4fKa5swNosaEmoQrAIkNPiHF2-Eryn2IrW5_D29cMOXTDoA

https://havewheelchairwilltravel.net/sydneyharbourparks/?fbclid=IwAR1DmZpkWHny6v-QRzfrLZKL4I3XgbjFyWiHa9RGwaaehJtl2kOnNUdcMpQ


INDEPENDENT LIVING

SPONSORED LINKS

Stiltz Home Lifts 

The Stiltz Home Lift offers users an alternative to the stairs with its unique range of ‘through the floor’ domestic lifts which can make almost any home fully accessible. The Stiltz Home Lift providers the homeowner with a simple way of transferring between the floors of their property. (16/2/21)

https://www.stiltz.co.uk/home-lifts/

Stiltz Wheelchair Lift 

The Stiltz Trio Home Lift has been designed for wheelchair users to help them live independently at home. ((16/2/21)

https://www.stiltz.co.uk/trio-home-lift-overview/

Tramper – Designed for Disabled Rambling

A year's free membership of the Disabled Ramblers when you buy selected products from TGA


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