Disabled Ramble - River Findhorn
Date: Friday 22 June, 2018
Event leader: Wilson Metcalfe
Price: £10Meet time: 10:30
Estimated finish time: 14:00
Distance: 4 miles (6km)
Please note: Suitable for appropriate mobility scooter users
Booking deadline: 17:00 Wednesday 31 December, 1969
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Disabled Ramble - River Findhorn
This is an event in the annual calendar for the Highland Disabled Ramblers. At these events mobility scooter users and their carers are able to enjoy access to the countryside that most of us take for granted. You are invited to join this ramble which will use a mobility scooter friendly route to explore the River Findhorn as it passes close to Forres and the Broom of Moy. Non-HDR members will require a big-wheeled mobility scooter suitable for travelling along a ‘non-tarmac’ path, climbing gentle slopes and be accompanied by a carer. Contact HDR before booking to check suitability. HDR members should book scooters through HDR. Members of HDR are not charged by MWF.
Notes: A disabled toilet is available close to the start and finish of the walk. Carers go free.
Bring: A picnic
Where to Meet - Description
Meet at the Greshop Estate at the western end of Forres adjacent to the A96. The organiser will provide details of location to participants.
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About the Provider
The Forres Footpaths Trust was established in the late 1990s to establish and promote footpaths in the Forres area. The Trust now has 15 walks on the Trust’s website. Six of these are way marked with coloured arrows, and this comprehensive variety of walks were used as the basis for acquiring Walkers are Welcome status for Forres in 2016.
Trust members have led a variety of walks since the very first Moray Walking Festival. The varied routes used for the Festival are not on the website and have proved to be very enjoyable and popular with participants.
The Trust, in collaboration with Highland Disabled Ramblers (HDR), usually leads a Disabled Ramble using mobility scooters during the Festival.
HDR is a varied group of over 50 members throughout the Scottish Highlands. It was formed in 2001 and is run by disabled people with able bodied friends and enables people with disabilities to access the wonderful Highland countryside in a safe, organised, and friendly manner.
The funds raised from the Festival walks pay for the Trust’s website and also the annual licence to use Ordnance Survey maps to enhance the walk descriptions.
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Updated February 2018