Wheelchair users given chance to 'tramp' around Denbighshire countryside

Published date: 10 June 2015 |
Published by: Rebecca Cole 
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THE stunning scenery of Moel Famau has been opened up to wheelchair-users.

For the first time ramblers were able to take to the hills using a Tramper, an all-terrain mobility scooter, ideal for people who enjoy getting out into the countryside but struggle with mobility issues.

Members of the public were invited to have a go on the off-road buggies, designed to offer disabled people the freedom to venture further afield, at a special event on Moel Famau, supported by the Disabled Ramblers and Natural Resources Wales.

Led by the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, visitors to the event had come from all over the region to have a go and, according to community partnership officer Rachel Jones, thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

She said: “I think people really enjoyed it.

“We had some people coming to try them for themselves and then a few people from disabled groups who wanted to find out if it was something they could look into getting for their clients.

“The Trampers are great because it allows those who wouldn’t normally be able to, to get out into the countryside with all its physical and mental health wellbeing benefits.

“We’re definitely thinking about the possibility of bringing one or two to the AONB if possible.”

To find out more about Trampers and where they are available to use visit www.tramper.co.uk

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