Our top accessible walks
We’ve picked some of our favourite accessible trails to explore. Enjoy richly scented gardens, the feel of salt wind on coastal clifftops, and listen to birdsong in rolling countryside. Well maintained paths and easy terrain make these routes suitable for buggy walks, wheelchairs and mobility aids.
We want everyone to be able to get out into the countryside, and enjoy breathing fresh air and experienceing the sights, sounds, textures, and smells of nature with friends and family. So, we've created multi-use trails that enable people to experience nature and wildlife without having to go off the beaten track.
In 2020 we also teamed up with our partner Cotswold Outdoor in the TV series ‘Take to the trails’. This series saw wildlife presenter Lizzie Daly join our rangers on an accessible route suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility aids. You can still enjoy the trail and video below.
Our work with Cotswold Outdoor
As our exclusive walking partner, Cotswold Outdoor supports our work to look after special outdoor places for everyone to enjoy. Cotswold Outdoor gives us funding to help care for walking trails so more people can access the countryside. A proportion of the discount they offer our members and supporters also goes back into vital conservation work.
Footpaths allow us to access the landscapes we love but looking after them is tough and costly work. Remote locations, rough terrain and poor weather conditions often mean that it can take a full day to repair about two metres of stone-pitched footpath in an upland area. And at a cost of up to £180 per metre, it's expensive too.
- £4 could repair and maintain one metre of a coastal path
- £25 could buy a tonne of stone needed to surface paths and prevent erosion from rainfall
- £50 could pay for two minutes of helicopter flying time to move bags of stones to the paths that need fixing
Your support is more important than ever as we come to terms with the impact of the coronavirus. Thank you.