Accessibility at Stackpole
Our team have been working hard to improve accessibility across the Stackpole Estate to enable more visitors to enjoy and explore this special place.
Mobility vehicles at Stackpole
Here’s information on accessibility on the estate and borrowing mobility vehicles, recommended routes and some handy hints on getting around, facilities and things to see and do.
A tramper (all-terrain mobility scooter) and a beach wheelchair are both available to borrow at Stackpole and were purchased following visitors’ donations to help us improve accessibility on the estate.
Who can use the mobility vehicles?
Our vehicles are for use by anyone who struggles with walking distances or has limited mobility of any kind. The tramper is suitable for ages 14 and over, but we require those who wish to use it to have a short training session with our staff before using it. The beach wheelchair is recommended for ages four and above with a maximum weight limit of 95kg.
Please be aware that all users must be accompanied by an adult and for the tramper, users need to be able to walk 500 metres in case of an emergency.
Where can you use the tramper and beach wheelchair at Stackpole?
We’ve been working hard to make our paths more accessible and we now have three recommended routes for accompanied tramper, assisted wheelchairs and pushchairs. As an outdoor site, please note that there are undulating paths with mixed terrain.
Recommended accessible routes at Stackpole
1. Stackpole Centre to Lodge Park Woods
Follow the path from Stackpole Centre to Lodge Park Woods where you’ll find historical spots like the rose garden and summer house.
You can also go onto the lawn at the court site, a wide-open space that overlooks the Eight-Arch Bridge and Bosherston Lakes.
2. Stackpole Centre to Stackpole Quay
For a longer stretch, follow the path from Stackpole Centre down to the Eight-Arch Bridge and then up the main farm track which leads to Stackpole Quay.
Enjoy coastal scenery and refreshments at the Boathouse Tea-room.
3. Stackpole Centre to Broad Haven South
Follow the path from Stackpole Centre down to the Eight-Arch Bridge and along Bosherston Lakes.
Look for waterlilies on your way and experience the transition from woodland to coast as you arrive at Broad Haven South beach.
How to book the vehicles at Stackpole
Both vehicles are free to borrow from Stackpole Centre. Pre-booking is essential, so if you're interested in using the vehicles, please contact the Stackpole team on 01646 623110 for more information.
Make the most of your day at Stackpole
Places to eat
Head to the Boathouse Tea-room at Stackpole Quay for a bite to eat with a sea view. The tea-room has a ramped access route with outdoor seating in an orchard available.
Our friends at Stackpole Walled Gardens, the café and visitor centre have flat level access and are run by the team at Pembrokeshire Mencap.
Blue Badge holders can enjoy free parking at all our car parks on the Stackpole Estate. Please make sure that you display your Blue Badge clearly on the vehicle’s windscreen.
Our visitor welcome team in the car parks or at Stackpole Centre can advise on drop-off points to make your visit easier.
There are adapted toilets with grab rails in our Bosherston, Stackpole Court, Stackpole Quay, Broad Haven South and Freshwater West car parks. The toilets at Bosherston and Broad Haven South have increased mobility space, with Radar key access.
At Stackpole, it’s all about letting the outdoors move you. Everyone needs nature, and Stackpole has it in spades. Find out where to stay at Stackpole.
Step back in time and uncover centuries worth of heritage across Stackpole Estate, from the bronze age to current day and about the lives of its occupants.
Tuck into foodie favourites at the Boathouse Tea-room, whilst enjoying spectacular views of Stackpole Quay.
Stackpole is home to all kinds of creatures, from the infamous otters to the largest colony of greater horseshoe bats in Wales.