Highland Disabled Ramblers (HDR)
is a varied group of over 40 members in and around Inverness, the Black Isle and
Speyside. It was formed in 2001 and is run by disabled people
with able bodied friends. HDR respects the country code and
observes all aspects of safety.
Rambles are held on a monthly
basis, but during the summer it is sometimes twice a month; on weekdays
or on Saturdays.
What happens on ramble day?
up at about 10.30 am at the start of the ramble, with toilet facilities
nearby. We take along a picnic lunch and finish about 3.00 p.m. A very gentle 'walk'
of no more than 4 miles or so is the norm and
taken at a leisurely pace.
On rambles we often have a ranger or professional guide
with us to point out interesting objects, land features, sights, bird
life or animals.
Members always remain together
as a group during a ramble, to have fun, to foster friendships, to be
with others for safety reasons and for companionship.
We have a current fleet of nine
electric scooters which are stored in Inverness, and one or two large
vans are hired to carry them to each ramble by our volunteers.
Volunteer drivers are always
needed, as too are able-bodied walkers to keep our members company, and
to help with safety issues such as crossing roads.
Unfortunately we do not have
resources to transport scooter users and volunteers to the start
of rambles, although this can sometimes be arranged informally
Members have fun raising money,
but donations are always welcome to help with running costs.
Since HDR was formed in
2001, some of the places visited have included; West to Glen Affric area, East
to Nairn, North to Tain and South to Cairngorm.
For a person with mobility problems, the
countryside of the Scottish Highlands is a marvellous place to visit.
Highland Disabled Ramblers may be just the ticket !
If you wish to become a member do not send any money to us
now but contact us as indicated in the Contact section for a membership
Sir Jamie McGrigor Scottish Charity No.