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ABOUT HDR

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?

We meet 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 amongst members."

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 application form.

 

President:  Sir Jamie McGrigor     Scottish Charity No. SC 032233