Type of Walk: Accessible Walking

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Accessible-Walks/

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The Category Accessible Walks is a subset of Particular Types of Walks in the UK. Click HERE to find a List of the Titles of all of the Accessible Walks Entities which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk

Category:England
Overview

'Finding accessible places for all to enjoy in England and Wales'

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Neil Pedley

www.accessable.co.uk

Category:Across the UK
Overview

'AccessAble is here to take the chance out of going out. To give you the detailed information you need to work out if a place is going to be accessible to you. We've surveyed 10,000s of venues across the UK and Ireland.' (Formerly DisabledGo.)

babyroutes.co.uk

Category:Across the UK
Overview

'This is a site to share baby friendly walks and walking routes, connect with other outdoor parents, find baby friendly outdoor groups and activities and review the kit that helps get ourselves and our little ones out the door.'

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Kate Limburn

www.experiencecommunity.co.uk

Overview

'Provides films and information about walks and other leisure activities for disabled people and the wider community ...'

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Experience Community CIC

www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/carriage-driving/plap

Category:England
Overview

'Emerged thanks to an anonymous donation to commemorate the achievements of the Paralympics and Para World Carriage Driving Championships in 2012 ... 20 routes available to view and download on our website. All of the routes use definitive public rights of way when possible, and permissive sections where necessary. Carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and walkers can all use these routes.'

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British Horse Society

www.walkswithbuggies.com

Category:Across the UK
Overview

'The only UK web-site totally dedicated to providing free information on routes that are suitable for parents with buggies and young children.'

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Marie Houlden

www.walkswithwheelchairs.com

Category:Across the UK
Overview

'The only UK web-site totally dedicated to providing free information on routes that are suitable for those that use a wheelchair.'

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Marie Houlden

www.nationalparks.uk/visiting/outdoor-activities/accessforall/accessib...

Category:Devon
Overview

'Dartmoor has walks to suit everyone, no matter what your experience, level of fitness, or mobility. The Authority along with Dartmoor for All have produced the Easy-Going Dartmoor publication which can help those who are less mobile or who have very young children, make the most of what Dartmoor National Park has to offer.'

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Dartmoor National Park Authority

www.denbighshirecountryside.org.uk/accessible-denbighshire/

Category:Denbighshire
Overview

'This section of the Website highlights the countryside sites within Denbighshire, which provide differing levels of easier access routes for people with varying levels of mobility, allowing everyone the chance to explore the diverse and outstanding landscape of Denbighshire.'

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Denbighshire County Council

www.chilternsaonb.org/explore-enjoy/access-to-the-countryside/access-f...

Category:Chiltern
Overview

'A number of countryside sites in the Chilterns are accessible to people with limited mobility. Eleven sites are featured in a "Countryside Walks for All" pack comprising walks likely to be suitable for people with impaired mobility and users of wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs. There is information on path surfaces, slope gradients, disabled parking and accessible toilets where available. You can see these walks on the interactive map, or we can send you a free pack ...'

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Chilterns AONB

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/cleveland-way/leaflets/

Category:North Yorkshire
Overview

'The terrain along the Trail varies, some sections are across rough terrain with steep slopes and steps, others are on good paths with gentle slopes. We have identified some of the more accessible sections and created a series of eight easy access walks for everyone to enjoy ...'

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National Trails

www.getactivecornwall.co.uk/activities/walking/

Category:Cornwall
Overview

'We have included here a number of walks that we consider to be easily accessible to most users ... Disability Cornwall are supporting us in this initiative.' Unfortunately I could not find the details originally cited here on review; so I have replaced the Link with a more generic one.

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Cornwall County Council

www2.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/all-our-short-easy-access-walks-on...

Category:Cotswold
Overview

'Walks on Wheels is a series of fifteen short routes throughout the Cotswolds AONB that can be explored by users of wheelchairs, power scooters and children's buggies.' ALERT Unfortunately, these Walks no longer seem accessible via the AONB Website.  So I have replaced the Link with one to Oxfordshire County Council.

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Oxfordshire County Council

www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org/things-to-do/activities/walking/free-down...

Category:Cotswold
Overview

'As part of 2012's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, our Voluntary Wardens have created a brand new series of "miles without stiles" walking routes throughout the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to help you easily explore and enjoy our countryside and landscape. Each walk is around 2.5 to 5 miles in length and takes you on a circular journey through some of our most wonderful places ... ' ALERT I could no longer find this Collection as such on the AONB Site. So I have replaced the Link with a related Link.

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Oxfordshire Cotswolds

www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/access/access-for-all/access...

Category:Derbyshire
Overview

'Access Derbyshire is an initiative aimed at improving countryside access for all people. Our 300km of greenways are predominantly accessible for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and anyone who wants easy access to the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.'

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Derbyshire County Council

www.exploredevon.info/accessible-walks/

Category:Devon
Overview

'These pages are designed to encourage the family group out into rural areas on safe and easily accessible paths, which have been chosen to exclude stiles, steps or any obstruction which would cause difficulty to those with limited mobility.'

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Devon County Council

www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/forests-facilities-people-disabilities

Overview

'Some Forests have paths which are colour-graded, according to the degree of accessibility of the facilities: [1] White Paths - - - : [2] Blue Paths - - - : [3] Red Paths - - - : [4] Black Paths'

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nidirect

www.hants.gov.uk/landplanningandenvironment/countryside/accessplan

Category:Hampshire
Overview

'From open coast to rolling hills and river valleys, Hampshire's countryside has something for everyone. Here we offer a choice of attractive sites with facilities for less mobile visitors.'

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Hampshire County Council

See also

ACE - Hampshire

www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/things-to-do/walking/mileswithoutstil...

Category:Cumbria
Overview

'These are 42 routes across the National Park suitable for people with limited mobility. Wheelchair users, families with pushchairs, dog walkers with less active dogs and the visually impaired can choose from the List.'

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Lake District National Park

www.thenewforest.co.uk/things-to-do/walking/accessible-walks

Category:New Forest
Overview

'Throughout the New Forest there are designated accessible footpaths provided by the Forestry Commission. These way-marked walks can be found at the Bolderwood, Blackwater, Knightwood Oak, The New Forest Reptile Centre, Whitefield Moor and Wilverley Plain car parks ...'

www.norfolkcoastaonb.org.uk/partnership/accessible-walks-for-all/1174

Category:Norfolk
Overview

'The Easy Access Walks are aimed at providing an opportunity to experience the wonderful diversity of the landscapes and wildlife of the Norfolk Coast - for everyone. We hope that families with push-chairs will find these walks just as useful as people with limited mobility.'

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Norfolk Coast Partnership

www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk/easy-access-trails.html

Category:North Devon
Overview

'A number of easy access trails within North Devon's Biosphere Reserve have been specially surveyed and entered onto the Phototrails website. Each walk is described through a slideshow of photographs, providing information which lets you see just what the walk is like. They include information on the surrounding environment, the walk distance and the features and highlights that you will find along the way.'

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North Devon Biosphere

www.visitpembrokeshire.com/articles/accessible-walks

Category:Pembrokeshire
Overview

'Gentle strolls and wheelchair access walks, perfect for families with pushchairs too, are available right across Pembrokeshire.'

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Visit Pembrokeshire

See also

Walks for All [Pembrokeshire Coast National Park]

www.peakandnorthern.org.uk/walksforall/index.htm

Category:North West
Overview

'Over the last two years the Peak & Northern Footpaths Society has received an increasing number of requests from the general public and members for information about walks suitable for people with limited mobility and a range of disabilities, for those who use wheelchairs, and for those with children in pushchairs and buggies ...'

www.scotborders.gov.uk/downloads/download/359/easy_access_to_countrysi...

Overview

'Short, easy walks for everyone in the Scottish Borders. Including places to visit with some access for wheelchair users.'

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Scottish Borders Council

www.snowdonia.gov.wales/visiting/walking/walks-gradings

Category:Caernarfonshire
Overview

'A selection of walks we believe are suitable for families. With the exception of the Mawddach Trail, they are all under 3 miles long and on average, take between one and three hours to complete. There are some also suitable for pushchairs.' (However, the ‘Family Walks’ facility, as such, seems to have been removed from the Website.)

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Snowdonia National Park

See also

Child Friendly Mountains [Visit Wales]

www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/visiting/walking/accessible-walks

Category:Caernarfonshire
Overview

'If you're looking for walks where accessibility is a key factor and perhaps distance is also an important consideration, then these accessible walks should address both. Whether you're looking for a long walk such as the Mawddach Trail or a short stroll along the Traeth Benar boardwalk, what these walks have in common is that they have been designed with accessibility in mind ...'

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Snowdonia National Park

www.southdowns.gov.uk/south-downs-for-all/

Category:Sussex
Overview

'The SDNPA is committed to making sure that anyone and everyone can have the chance to appreciate, experience and enjoy the South Downs. Whether you are a wheelchair user or a parent with a pushchair, we have identified 11 official easy access routes. These routes have been surveyed and deemed suitable for: Impaired mobility; Wheelchairs; Mobility Scooters; Pushchairs.'

Unfortunately the original Link and the PDFs cited here seem to have disappeared from the NPA Website. So I have replaced them with a generic 'Access for All' National Parks reference - albeit with details of only the first of the Leaflets formerly referenced ! You might like to try the South Downs National Park Discovery Map - but it does not seem to have an 'accessibility' Filter.

www.outdoorswest.org.uk/Home/maps-and-routes/-easy-access-trails-in-so...

Overview

'The Parish Access Trails have been brought about by a project through which 10 Parish Councils were given the opportunity to create an easily accessible circular walk in their parish that reflects the character and heritage of the area. The main focus of the trails is to remove physical barriers such as stiles and replace them with kissing gates and hand gates to allow more people to enjoy the countryside.'

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OutdoorsWest

www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/about-coast-path/about-SWCP/easy-access-...

Category:South West
Overview

'Whilst much of the Coast Path is quite strenuous there are many sections that are much gentler, and are suitable for people with mobility problems, pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters ...'

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South West Coast Path Association

www.discoversuffolk.org.uk/explore-suffolk/

Category:Suffolk
Overview

'Discover 18 very easy to follow routes across Suffolk that get you close to nature in the very heart of the countryside. Designed for all abilities, each walk has been assessed by a wheelchair user. Packs can be posted - simply contact us and let us know how many you would like ...'

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Discover Suffolk

www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/walking/easy-access-walks/

Category:Shropshire
Overview

A Guide which 'will take you to 12 wonderful places to explore across Shropshire. Each one provides its own rewards: superb views, wonderful wildlife and fascinating buildings and features from Shropshire's past will be yours to discover. The sites are listed in order of accessibility. The ones at the front of the guide are considered the most accessible. The sites towards the back are more challenging ...'

www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/plan-your-visit/essential-information/access...

Category:North Yorkshire
Overview

'Everyone has the right to access to the countryside in the Yorkshire National Park. Choose from our Miles without Stiles downloadable routes perfect for wheelchairs, pushchairs and a post-pub-lunch amble. You can also buy route cards at National Park Centres. To see where the routes can be found in the National Park have a look at the interactive map.'

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/yorkshire-wolds-way/leaflets/

Overview

Download from the Website PDFs of about half a dozen 'Easy Access Walks' around and about the Yorkshire Wolds Way

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