We asked Eleanor to research accessible walks in these areas on behalf of one of our members. She responded with such a treasure trove of information that we want to make it available to all Silver Travellers looking for inspiration.
We’d love to add other parts of the country too. Email us at [email protected] if you have any information or would like to research on our behalf.
These two websites which have some ideas:
- The Humber Bank Walk is an out and back walk which follows the old flood defences along the Humber from Barton on Humber to Immingham. We usually park at New Holland and walk west to Barton upon Humber or east towards Immingham. From memory this is a good surface often gravelled and flat.
- Waters Edge Country Park at Barton upon Humber has a series of mobility scooter friendly walks around the lakes.
- Normanby Hall Country Parknear Scunthorpe may be a bit too far west for you but has an al weather route through woodland as well as gravelled roads.
- The Foss Dyke walk between Brayford Pool in Lincoln and Torksey is wheelchair friendly but again would be an out and back walk.
- There is also the Spa Trail in Woodhall Spa along a stretch of disused railway line which is accessible to wheelchair users.
- There are few forests in Lincolnshire, butWillingham Woods near Market Rasen may be worth checking out.
- Burghley House near Stamford is surrounded by a huge area of parkland crossed by tarmacked tracks.
Have a look at the ideas in these websites:
- Walks with wheelchairs Norfolk
- Accessible Countryside for Everyone – Norfolk
- Norfolk Coast Access For All Walks
Other ideas include:
- Cley Marshes Nature Reserve has a series of accessible broadwalks to the bird watching hides.
- Information about easy access walks in the Norfolk Broads.
- The Barton Broad Walk is probably worth investigating.
- The North Norfolk Coastal Path is another possibility.
- Thetford Forest is one of the largest areas of forest with many miles of forset roads. High Lodge is listed in the Forestry Commission’s top ten list for wheelchair access.
National Trust properties to consider include:
- Sheringham Park which has a disabled route map and hard gravel paths.
- Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate which has an all weather path through woods and map of access route.
- Blickling Estate which has a two-mile wheelchair accessible route.
There are also some disused railway lines which have been turned into cycleways and may be suitable for you.
You may also find interesting:
- Accessible Attractions in Edinburgh
- Accessible Attractions in Lincolnshire
- Accessible Attractions in North Wales
- Accessible Attractions in Northumberland
- Accessible Attractions in the Cotswolds
- Accessible Attractions in the East Midlands
- Accessible Attractions in the North Pennines – Teesdale and Weardale
- Accessible Attractions in The Scottish Borders
- Accessible Attractions in the South-East – where to visit when mobility is limited
- Accessible Attractions in Tyneside and County Durham
- Accessible Attractions in Yorkshire
- More Accessible Attractions in Yorkshire
- Accessible Ironbridge
- Accessible South West – where to visit when mobility is limited