Our top accessible walks

Walking is a great way to entertain the whole family in the great outdoors. We’ve picked some of our favourite accessible routes, taking in gardens, coastal cliff tops and rolling countryside. Well-maintained paths and easy terrain make these routes suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility aids.

Front Park gate, Killerton
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Killerton, Devon 

This walk takes you through the park at Killerton, before heading into the hillside garden. Keep an eye out for the giant redwood which is the tallest tree in the garden: it was planted in 1860 and is 37 metres high with a 7 metre girth. The walk follows fairly easy terrain along gravel paths. It is fully wheelchair and pushchair accessible, although there are a few ascents and descents along the way.

Group of people walking along coastal path
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Baggy Point, Devon 

This easy walk is great for families, taking you along the west side of Baggy Point with far-reaching coastal and sea views. Bird watchers will have plenty to look out for, and if you have a keen eye you may see seals. At certain times of the year you can even watch rock climbers scaling the cliffs. The route follows a well-surfaced, fairly flat path which is suitable for wheelchairs, all-terrain mobility scooters and pushchairs almost to the very tip of the headland.

There are stunning views across to Sidmouth from many sections of this accessible walk
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Salcombe Hill, Devon 

This short cliff-top walk offers a fantastic introduction to the South West Coast Path, with far-reaching views over Sidmouth, High Peak, Ladrum Bay and more. The well-maintained gravel path means the route is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, so everyone can enjoy a bit of fresh coastal air. Sip from a flask of tea whilst admiring your surroundings from one of the cliff top benches.

Deer in Knole Park
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Knole, Kent 

The whole family can enjoy our all-ability walk, exploring the wildlife in Kent’s only remaining deer park. Knole has been home to the same fallow deer herd since at least the 15th century and home to some Japanese sika deer since the 1890s. The route consists mainly of hard surfaces and concrete, with a few short sections of grass and bare earth. Paths climb and descend throughout the walk; gradients range from 1-in-7 to 1-in-20.

Bembridge Fort entrance, open for guided tours during the summer months
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Bembridge, Isle of Wight 

Although peaceful today, Bembridge and Culver Downs were once a scene of much military activity. This fairly flat walk ambles along the top of the downs, giving fascinating insights into the Isle of Wight’s role in wartime defence and intelligence. The walk is suitable for most wheelchairs, and offers spectacular views over Sandown Bay, Whitecliff Bay and Brading Haven.

Across the moat at Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

No one ever forgets their first sight of Oxburgh Hall. This romantic, moated manor house was built by the Bedingfields in the 15th century, and the family have lived here ever since. Our easy pushchair and wheelchair-friendly walk takes you around the formal grounds of the Hall, where you can look out for wooden carvings representing various wildlife species that make their home at Oxburgh.

Mum and child walking in the park in winter
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Ickworth, Suffolk 

This circular walk winds through the woodlands around Ickworth, passing some of the estate’s highlights such as the Italiante garden and the old deer park, which is now used as a sheep enclosure. The route is fairly level and partly gravelled, making it suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs in non-muddy conditions. However the gradients on the optional ‘Trim Trail’ section may make this part of the trail unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Wicken Fen - Mist on Sedge Fen
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Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire 

This short walk takes you around Wicken's ancient Sedge Fen, a unique remnant of undrained fenland. There’s plenty to see all year round, with winter offering a great chance to spot rare hen harriers. The route follows an all-weather plastic boardwalk suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, with an optional extension to Tower Hide along grassy footpath.

The gardens in autumn at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire
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Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire 

Nostell’s Menagerie House and Garden were created by Robert Adam in 1743 to house exotic species including monkeys, colourful birds and even lions. The animals are no longer here but there’s still plenty to see, from the Swiss bridge arching over the lake, to the Gothic archway, which is now home to roosting bats. This route uses all-weather paths which are suitable for wheels, offering a fully accessible route for bikes, wheelchairs and buggies.