Accessible walks in the East of England

We enjoy welcoming everyone to the places we look after. If you have to plan ahead to make sure that the paths are suitable - whether you have a disability, can't walk far these days or are looking for somewhere that's buggy friendly, then here are some of the best spots to explore in the East of England.

Visitors in the garden

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire 

Lord Fairhaven wanted to inspire and surprise visitors and so he created a spectacular garden with planting for all seasons. Today visitors can enjoy using the hard gravel paths around the grounds and we have an accessible map to help you make the most of your visit. There's also five single-seater mobility vehicles (booking essential) and a staff-driven multi-seater vehicle available.

Group of people pushing wheelchairs along a path

Blickling, Norfolk 

Why not try out our new all-weather, multi-use trail? The route offers a 4-mile, safe off-road path through Blickling’s beautiful historic park and farmland.  It’s ideal for adapted wheelchair users to enjoy.  If you’re visiting the garden, we have two wheelchairs and three single-seater powered mobility vehicles available on a first come, first served basis.

A woman giving a stuffed teddy to her child in a pushchair

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk 

The decorative and productive walled garden at Felbrigg is a gardener's delight and inspiration. With all-weather paths on the main visitor routes, why not follow the waymarked trail along the Victory V into the woods? We have manual wheelchairs and a single-seater mobility scooter available to borrow from visitor reception.

Willy Lott's House as seen in the Hay Wain

Flatford, Suffolk 

Flatford lies in the heart of the beautiful Dedham Vale. This charming hamlet was the inspiration for some of John Constable's most famous pictures, the scenes of which can still be viewed today. Explore this hamlet by yourself or hire our wheelchair, personal mobility vehicle or golf buggy if you need to.

Buggy driver at Snowshill Manor

Ickworth, Suffolk 

For 200 years, the eccentric, and sometimes infamous, Hervey family added to the treasures inside and out, creating the earliest Italianate garden in England. With loose gravel paths around the gardens, you can also head into the parkland. We've a golf buggy service running to and from the car park in the main season, and there are five mobility vehicles available to borrow. Did you know we even have a lift so you can access more of the house?

Lavenham Guildhall front in market square in the sunshine

Lavenham, Suffolk 

Why not come and explore the lovely village of Lavenham, one of the best-preserved and wealthiest towns in Tudor England? As you explore this pretty village with it's medieval timber-framed buildings you'll see how the changing fortunes helped shape what's here today. There's a drop-off area outside the Guildhall on Market Square.

Man on a tramper vehicle

Sheringham Park, Norfolk 

Wander through Sheringham Park and you'll discover why it became the personal favourite of its designer, Humphry Repton. Although the terrain is undulating in parts, the main drive with its hard gravel path that takes you through this wild garden is accessible. Why not ask for a map of our accessible route? We have three wheelchairs and single-seater mobility vehicles available to hire.

landscape scene of boardwalk trail

Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire 

The ¾ mile raised boardwalk allows easy access into this fenland landscape of flowering meadows, sedge and reedbeds, where you can encounter rarities such as hen harriers, water voles and bitterns. We also have mobility parking just outside the visitor centre and two wheelchairs available for loan.

Two ladies sitting on a bench with their walking sticks

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire 

Enjoy the colourful parterre garden, pleasure grounds and walled garden, abundant with fruit, vegetables and herbaceous borders. There are gravel and concrete pathways around the gardens that lead to Home Farm. And we have three wheelchairs, five single-seater mobility vehicles (booking essential) and a volunteer-driven multi-seater vehicle available.