Accessible Walks with The Outdoor Guide
We believe the outdoors is for everyone, and are passionate about helping people to get outside. We’ve asked The Outdoor Guide's Debbie North about her favourite accessible walks, to inspire our customers with disabilities to go exploring and discover new places around the country.
1. South West Coast Path accessible walk, Botallack, Cornwall
"A stunning accessible walk for an all-terrain wheelchair taking in the wonderful Poldark atmosphere! For a small fee you can hire a rugged mobility scooter, provided by Countryside Mobility SW at Levant Mine. It’s a great way to explore this stunning coastline. I love Poldark. I’ve read all the books, I remember the first BBC1 series with Robin Ellis as Poldark and enjoyed the remake just as much. To be able to explore Poldark country is amazing."
2. The Summit of Great Shunner Fell, Yorkshire Dales
"Guaranteed stunning views over Wensleydale and over to Cotterdale and beyond, this walk is ideal for someone who enjoys a challenging climb. 2. Great Shunner Fell stands at 680m, making it the third highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales. This route follows part of the Pennine Way, along the bridleway to the Summit. You need a sturdy 4x4 all-terrain wheelchair for this walk. When I go out for an adventure of this type, I am always well prepared and accompanied by able-bodied people who are proficient in map-reading and navigational skills."
3. SENSE Golders Hill Park Sensory Walk, London
"A treat for all the senses filled with sights, smells, sounds and all sorts of wildlife. The thing that strikes me about this walk is the variety. Each section appears to be completely different. There is woodland, open park space, a lake and stumpery. A brilliant location for a multi-sensory walk. The power wheel attachment came in handy for this walk. It gives my manual chair an extra boost of energy to get me up the hills. "
4. Rutland Water North Shore accessible walk, Rutland
"A simple, linear walk with the tranquility of the water guiding you through. This route takes you through enclosed wooded areas and open meadowlands. As you head towards Whitwell you might see the Rutland Belle coming in to dock to collect its passengers. Here there is a nice cafe to sit and watch the world go by. It is a walk suitable for any type of wheelchair."
5. Ross-on-Wye accessible buggy walk, Herefordshire
"It’s great that Walkers are Welcome Towns are beginning to incorporate wheel-friendly treks. This buggy walk is a great way of exploring Ross-on-Wye and learning about its history. It’s easy to spend time exploring the church of St Mary and the Town and Country Trail. Enjoy a picnic by the river and the stroll through the park. Ideal for all types of wheels."
6. SENSE Trent Park Sensory Walk, London
"An exciting escape into a beautiful natural environment that you’ll never want to leave. From an open country park to a wooded adventure - this walk is a delight. Lots of wildlife to see and hear. It’s hard to believe that it is only about 25 minutes from the centre of London."
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