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If you have any suggestions for useful links please contact our Web Officer on the Contact Us page.

National

Accessible Activities in National Parks  Guides that give you great ideas about where to go if you need access for people with wheelchairs, pushchairs, limited mobility, or simply for those whose legs aren’t as young as they used to be.

ACE – Accessible Countryside For Everyone  Finding places that are accessible to those using wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Class 3 Scooter use on roads   Department of transport regulations regarding powered wheelchairs and scooters.

Disability Grants  A website listing numerous organisations offering grants to the disabled and carers.

Disabled Photographers’ Society We are a registered national charity founded in 1968. We promote photography for people with disabilities, or their carers, or groups or anyone with an interest in helping the disabled.

If you have a disability and want to enjoy photography We are here to help, advise and encourage you to overcome the difficulties and to take great photographs.

Forth & Tay Disabled Ramblers  Our sister organization in Scotland.

The Institute of Public Rights of Way Officers  The professional body which represents over 350 individuals who are involved in the management of public rights of way in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

MS Mutual Support  exists for Serving and ex-Serving members of the Armed Forces and Reserves, their dependants and carers affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

MS Society Wheel & Walk  Wheel and Walk is fully accessible and open to everyone.

National Trust  Provide Tramper scooters for use at some of their properties

Natural England  Advice and links to keep you safe and ensure you get the best enjoyment possible from your visit.

Natural England (DEFRA) Find a Walk  More than 1800 walks, rides and areas of open access.

The Ramblers Association  Britain’s biggest charity working for walkers.

The Ramblers – Get Walking  The Ramblers introduction to walking

rica Conducts research for older and disabled people. Produce guides to scooter and car choice.

Walking on Wheels  Walking on Wheels is a guide for wheelchair and electric scooter users who wish to access and enjoy the Scottish countryside.

Walks with Wheelchairs Are totally dedicated to providing free information on routes that are suitable for wheelchair users throughout the UK.

Regional

Countryside Mobility South West Has Tramper mobility scooters and wheelchair accessible Wheelyboats are available for hire at locations across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset.  The scheme is managed by Living Options Devon (LOD), a charitable organisation that exists to ensure people with disabilities and Deaf people can make an active and equal contribution in society.

Cornwall Rolling Ramblers Organises rambles in Cornwall.

Dartmoor National Park Has audio guides to rambles suitable for larger scooters

Disabled on Exmoor Making Exmoor accessible to disabled people.

Hampshire Roamability Social events and rambles in Hampshire and neighbouring counties.

Lakeland Disabled Ramblers  Lots of useful rambling information as well as routes in Lakeland

Lakeland’s Easiest Walks  These 38 specially selected short walks are all equally suitable for people with limited mobility and for very young children.

Lancashire’s Easiest Walks 36 walks suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and people with limited mobility

East Lancs Disabled Drivers  The East Lancs Disabled Drivers group have a new website where you can find details of their monthly scooter meets, canal trips and disabled friendly static caravan for hire. Please look them up it might help with ideas for things to do during your Northern Tour.

The Open Country Project The Open Country Project is based in Harrogate, and organises walks and outings etc for people with a physical or mental disability, as well as the able bodied.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Britain’s only truly coastal national park. It’s a spectacular landscape of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, wooded estuaries and wild inland hills.

Ribble Valley Shopmobility A wide range of mobility aids for hire from Tea Trolleys to Trampers.  Ribble Valley Shopmobility have teamed up with Ribble Valley Borough Council and the ‘Stepping Out‘ programme to offer Tramper vehicles for hire to people with limited mobility to take part in selected walks.

Short Walks Pembrokeshire  A guide describing short walks along the Pembrokeshire coast; suitable for those in a wheelchair, those with small children in pushchairs or buggies or for those simply wanting a breath of fresh air – all the walks are accompanied by an easy-to-follow map and clear directions.

South West Coast Path Easy Access Walks on the South West Coast Path National Trail.

SussexRoamAbility SussexRoamAbility are a group of disabled people who love to get out to ramble in the countryside using a variety of motorised scooters from quite heavily powered types to hand propelled wheelchairs.

Tourism For All UK  is the  UK Voice for Accessible Tourism.  We are a national charity dedicated to making tourism welcoming to all.  A break or a holiday, or a simple day trip is important to our lives, giving us something to look forward to, time to enjoy our families, a chance for adventure, or perhaps some time to ourselves, to recover, and acquire memories of happy times. In the past, some of us have encountered barriers to our participation in tourism – disabled people, older people, carers of young people or disabled or older relatives – Tourism for All works to overcome these

Wiltshire Walks  Wiltshire Walks is a unique company who provide Guided Walks and Theme Tours around the footpaths, woodlands, downs, rivers, villages & ancient sites of North Wiltshire and the western Kennet Valley.  They also provide short Courses on associated topics such as Map Reading & Compass Skills, GPS & Geocaching, and can supply professionally produced detailed Maps and Route Cards

Wokingham Area Access Group Community group designed to improve accessibility and provision for the disabled or parents with buggies in the shops, services and public attractions in the Wokingham Borough.

Friends of Wycoller have published ‘Miles without Stiles’ for this area on the Lancashire / Yorkshire border.

Yorkshire – Clapham Adventure  Offers “Adventure for All”. Caving, climbing, cycling, walking, Trampering – are offered to people of All Abilities and disAbilities.

Accommodation

Little Bench and Bench Cottage Custom-built accommodation in the New Forest for disabled people.

Bleasdale Cottages Four star self catering holiday accommodation in the Forest of Bowland AONB will provide for B&B for the disabled.

Disabled Holiday Info A charity with information on accessible accommodation across Britain & Ireland.

East Lancs Disabled Drivers  have a disabled – friendly static caravan for hire.

Ellwood Cottages Located in the heart of beautiful rural Dorset in the peaceful hamlet of Woolland, Ellwood Cottages are outstanding conversions of three traditionally built barns, in a courtyard setting.

Holiday Cottage Wales have an accessible cottage. Ash Tree lodge is situated just outside the small quiet village of Llanfynydd in the heart of the Carmarthenshire, West Wales right on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Holton Lee Near Poole, Dorset.  Empowering and resourcing people, particularly carers and disabled people, through creativity, environmental awareness, personal growth and spirituality.

Sykes Wheelchair Friendly Cottages.  A UK based company which specialises in independently owned self catering holiday cottage accommodation. They currently have over 3000 properties across the UK and Ireland.

Directories

ABLEize List of UK Disabled Rambling Clubs and much more.  ABLEize is a UK disability resource directory offering, perhaps, the biggest collection of disability, mobility and health resources in the UK and Europe.

Direct Enquiries Nationwide Disabled Access Register of accessible businesses.

Disabled Holiday Info Information about holidays for people with disabilities including wheelchair accessible visitor attractions, activities and accommodation.

Good Access Guide UK directory of services for disabled people, seniors, and anyone whose life is made easier by better access to goods, services and amenities.

LILY – Living Independently in Later Years  For people in West Norfolk.  The directory brings together information about a wide range of services, activities, advice and guidance, primarily for the over 65s, providing an easy-to-access, easy-to-use reference and signposting guide. For anyone who does not have access to the internet, information can be accessed by calling 01553 616200 and speaking to a member of our Customer Service team. An advisor will search the directory on behalf of the caller and let them have all the relevant information. If required, this information can be sent to them or to a relative, friend or carer by post or email.

 

 

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