The UK’s National Parks have launched a new guide encouraging people who are less mobile to visit the many areas they look after.
Called a “Guide to accessible activities in Britain’s National Parks” it is packed with ideas for anyone with limited mobility, including those needing access for pushchairs and wheelchairs
The guide, produced by the UK Association of National Park Authorities, details some great accessible activities which can be enjoyed in Britain’s most beautiful countryside .
Available in a number of different accessible formats the guide can be found on their website
Accessible activities in the Guide include:
- A circular walk in the New Forest National Park featuring a beautiful collection of trees from many countries. There is a sensory trail encouraging people to touch, smell and listen to the sounds of certain trees.
- Sailing on a solar powered boat in the Broads (a guided tour) with panoramic views over Barton Broad and a great place for wildlife on land or water. Or perhaps take to the water sailing in specially adapted boats on the 374-acre Wimbleball Lake in Exmoor National Park, an opportunity for people with a range of abilities.
- Mini bus tours with a National Park guide visiting sites on the beautiful high moor in Dartmoor National Park.
- Cycling or perhaps fishing around the beautiful Mawddach estuary in Snowdonia National Park, a chance for visitors to experience some of Snowdonia’s splendour, striking scenery and beautiful wildlife.
- The trail following the edge of Loch Morlich in Scotland with spectacular views towards the Cairngorm mountains.
These accessible activities provide an opportunity to relax, explore, enjoy life and even get fitter and healthier.
Commenting on the new guide, an RNIB spokeswoman said: “RNIB welcomes the commitment by the National Park Authorities to provide a range of accessible activities in their green spaces that will enable blind and partially sighted people to further enjoy the landscape of Britain’s National Parks. We also welcome the National Park Authorities providing a range of accessible information formats.”