Don’t Let Poor Mobility Put You Off!
29 places where you can hire a wheelchair to get you around:
Killerton House, Set in the heart of Devon, is set in 2,600 hectares (6,400 acres) of working farmland, woods, parkland, cottages and orchards.
Malham Tarn, in the Yorkshire Dales is an outstanding area of limestone. There are several beautiful walks around the Tarn.
Tarn Hows, near Coniston in the Lake District has a lovely accessible circular walk through beautiful countryside. Offers stunning mountain views.
Whinlatter, is England’s only true mountain forest is situated in the Lake District. Rising 1000ft above sea level, the forest and visitor centre provides a whole range of outdoor activities for everyone.
Woolacombe, North Devon. Scooters available from The Tourist Information Office and suitable routes have been created through the sand dunes, with limited access on the beach.
Tyntesfield House, Sommerset Acres of woodland and gardens surround this gothic house, which is only a short distance from Bristol.
Wallington Hall and Gardens, Northumberland. Explore the walled gardens nestled in the woodland as well as the 13,000 acres of the grounds.
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire. A lot of planning has gone into making the house and Gardens accessible for all. A great day out guaranteed.
St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall. This rocky island boosts four scooters to hire. Boats across to the island are also wheelchair accessible.
Hidcote Gardens, North Cotswolds have three scooters for hire and lots of beautiful grounds to roam around.
Alnwick Castle and Gardens. Visit the castle and the wonderful gardens. Take afternoon tea in the tree house.
Sheringham Park, Norfolk. There are planned routes through the park which take in the woodlands and coastal paths.
Mount Stewart, North Ireland. Scooters are available for you to use to explore the Mediterranean Gardens. The mile-long path around the lake is wheelchair accessible.
Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire. There are miles of accessible tracks to explore in this forest.
Sizergh Castle, Cumbria. The castle and Gardens, near Kendal are owned by the National Trust..
Ingleborough Cave and Trail, Yorkshire Dales are now wheelchair accessible. The only wheelchair accessible cave in GB.
Lydford Gorge, West Devon. This two- hour circular walk take in the White Lady Waterfall and Devil’s Cauldron.
Belhus Wood Country Park, Essex. Woodland, lakeside paths, wildlife and a picnic. What’s not to love!
Bosworth Battlefield and Country Park, Leicestershire. Soak up the history at the site of the Battle of Bosworth
Wisley RHS Gardens, Surrey. There are 6 powered chairs to hire and 26 manual chairs. You will have to plan your trip very carefully as there is so much to see.
Sheffield Park and Gardens, East Sussex. There are four lakes to explore. The water lily display should not be missed.
Attingham Park, Shropshire. Visit the house and gardens and roam through the deer park.
Ham House, Richmond. Enjoy the house and Gardens and maybe even a picnic by the river.
The beach at Great Yarmouth. Beach wheelchairs are available to hire. Go on… you know you want a paddle!
London Wetland Centre. An urban oasis for wildlife and people, just 10 minutes from Hammersmith.
The Seafront at Brighton. Beach wheelchairs are available for hire. There are changing place toilets too.
The Eden Project, Cornwall. From rainforests to woodland walks. There is something for everyone.
Beamish Museum, Northumberland. Step back in history at this open air museum.
Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes. Find out more about the place where top secret codes were broken. Manual chairs available to borrow