Sources for Ramble Routes

Other Groups for the Disabled

Our Supporters and Sponsors

Access Organisations


Sources for Ramble Routes

The Fieldfare Trust
Fieldfare works with people with disabilities and countryside managers to improve access to the countryside for everyone.

Phototrails provides detailed accessibility information for trails throughout the UK.

Paths for All  -  Offer Health Walks for a wide range of abilities around the Highlands. Details from  www.pathsforall.org.uk.

KeepActive.net  -  The aim of the directory is to be the most comprehensive, accurate, easy to use and up to date source of information regarding organisations in the Inverness area which cater for the needs of older people. It has been created and is managed by the members of the Inverness Men's Shed. www.keepactive.net

Euan’s Guide -  An interactive guide set up several years ago by Euan Macdonald of Edinburgh, an electric wheelchair user. You can search for places to go for details of accessibility. You can also feed in your experiences of places you’ve visited.  Well worth a look at www.euansguide.com.

AccessAble -  An on-line guide to accessible ‘places to go’, eg. cafes, hotels, visitor centres, museums, etc.  www.AccessAble.co.uk.   Similar to Euan’s Guide but no experience of it.

AbilityNet    - Provides free resources for older and disabled people to help with computer and other technology (phones and smart phones) problems, eg. setting up and adapting software to individual needs. Their website looks good and it is promoted locally but I (Elspeth) have no feedback from anyone using it.  www.abilitynet.org.uk  or phone 07717 704951.

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Other Groups for the Disabled

Forth & Tay Disabled Ramblers
A sister organisation based around the Forth and Tay area.

Disabled Ramblers (England and Wales)
A sister organisation in England and Wales

List of UK Disabled Rambling Clubs
Ableize has built the most up to date resource and collection of UK disabled ramblers and rambling clubs, built in 2006 and updated in 2013. Find disabled ramblers information, groups and clubs organising disabled rambling for people with disabilities and mobility problems.

Sailability Scotland
Sailability Scotland is an independent Scottish Charity working with sailing clubs, centres and sailing schools throughout Scotland to improve and develop opportunities for the integration and support of people with disabilities into the sport of sailing and its associated pursuits.

Walking on Air
Walking on Air is a Scottish charity enabling people with disabilities to soar like birds.
We utilise the facilities at the Scottish Gliding Centre to provide an opportunity for people with disabilities and a sense of adventure, to be able to fly a modified glider.

Highland Wheelchair Curling Club
The Club comprises of Short Curlers who come along for the fun and social interaction of the game and other Curlers who come for the competitions that are run throughout the season.

Seagull Trust Cruises
The Seagull Trust organise free canal cruises for disabled and  elderly folk and those with special needs.  Cruises run from Inverness, Falkirk, Kirkintilloch and Ratho.  Great trips for folk who have difficulty getting about.

Specialise in hill-walking for the disabled (primarily sight- and mobility-impaired) and their carers.

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Our Supporters and Sponsors

Funders who provided grants to Highland Disabled Ramblers in recent years

Barchester Healthcare Foundation
Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a grant giving charity set up to give something back to people in the communities where the Barchester Care Homes operate. It is a registered charity and legally completely independent of Barchester Healthcare.

The Foundation distributes over 150,000 per year to individuals and small community groups/charities across England, Scotland and Wales. By providing grants to improve independence, mobility and quality of life, the Foundation seeks to make a big difference to the lives of older and disabled people.

The Corra Foundation Henry Duncan grants
The Henry Duncan Grants are the foundation’s general grant-making programme which supports grassroots charities operating in Scotland. 

To apply to the Henry Duncan Grants, charities must have an annual income of less than 500,000 and be delivering programmes or services which are clearly focused on improving the quality of life for members of the community facing disadvantage.  One-off awards of up to 7,000 are made to charities working with people who may typically be experiencing challenging family circumstances, disability, mental ill health, abuse or poverty.

Applicants can apply for core funding, such as running costs or salaries, or project funds.  They will consider applications for small capital costs such as equipment.

The Weir Charitable Trust
The Weir Charitable Trust aims to support Scottish-based community groups and small charities to provide services across Scotland to help the Scottish community. These groups and charities are likely to have found it difficult to access funds elsewhere.

The Trust will consider funding specific activities and services in sport, recreational facilities, animal welfare, health and cultural projects (see "What we fund") to improve the quality of life for people, either through a particular field of expertise or via a local community. The average award granted to date is 3,500 but, in exceptional circumstances, the Trust will consider applications for funds up to 25,000.

Caring and Sharing Highland
We are a Highland based charity funded by our shops and by donations.

Our main shop at 91 Queensgate, Inverness is an award winner. Our Charity supports many good local causes and all money stays in the Highlands.

We believe that charity begins at home and all the money we raise is spent locally helping to tackle loneliness, social deprivation, supporting the aged and their carers, disadvantaged groups and other worthy causes. We have supported everything from Womens Aid to Mens Sheds, Meals on Wheels to Old Persons Handiman Schemes. 


On-going and previous funders

Forestry and Land Scotland

Cairngorms National Park

Inverness Common Good Fund
Council and Government Grants > Common Good Funds


City Mobility
City Mobility Provides Mobility and Access Equipment in Inverness. They procure and maintain our Scooters.

Great Wilderness Challenge
One of Scotland's most gruelling endurance sporting events for charity.

Highland Cross
The Highland Cross is a  50-mile duathlon (20 miles on foot, 30 miles on bike) traversing the spectacular Scottish Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail through Glen Affric and Strathglass to Beauly.

Highland Council - Countryside, Facilities and Wildlife


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Access Organisations

Forestry and Land Scotland (formerly Forestry Commission Scotland)
Find places to go in Britain’s forests and look for ‘Easy access’ paths.

NatureScot (formerly Scottish Natural Heritage)
for Nature Reserves with ‘ Easy Access’


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