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Buckinghamshire

Disabled Access, Wheelchair walks, Easy Access, Access for All, Mobility, Walks on Wheels, Miles without Stiles - whatever the term the following is all about accessibility to the countryside and green spaces of Buckinghamshire

Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

Ashley Green and Hockeridge Wood (stile free) - 4 miles. Fairly level walk - see also Archive PDF download

Amersham to Little Missenden along the Misbourne (stile free) - 2½ miles to the Crown pub and back (allow 1½ hours), another ½ mile if you continue the walk through Little Missenden village. Level walk. The walk is suitable for all terrain pushchairs as the path is easy to negotiate and there are only a few gates to open - see also Archive PDF download

Bolter End Farm (stile free) - 2 miles. EASY, stroll around the borders of Lane End village through fields and woods passing ‘Bolter End Farm’ - also see Archive PDF download

Booker Stile-Free Walk - 3.5 miles. An easy, level walk - also see Archive PDF download

Bourne End and Spade Oak Lake (stile free) - 3 miles. This is a level walk. There are two footbridges by Spade Oak Lake which have a step up to them. Some of the footpaths around Spade Oak Lake can be muddy in winter - also see Archive PDF download

Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common - suitable for people with impaired mobility and users of wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs - Sensory stroll along the Easy Access Path - A Tramper is available Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm - see also Archive PDF download

Chenies and Chess Valley Walk via Latimer (stile free) - 2¼ miles. There is a gradual climb up to the top of West Wood from the Chess valley, otherwise the walk is fairly level. The route just after Mill Farm and also section 6 to 8 can be muddy in winter - see also Archive PDF download

Chesham Stile-Free Walk - 2 miles. An easy-going walk with some gentle slopes. The path through the Great Bois Wood from 4-6 can be muddy after rain - see also Archive PDF download

Common Wood - There are firm paths forming a circular route about 2 miles (3km) through the woods. However, only users with good mobility on sloping paths should attempt a complete circuit - see also Archive PDF download

Great Missenden and Angling Spring Wood (stile free) - 2½ miles. There is a fairly long but gradual climb up a quiet farm road as far as Angling Spring Farm and then level walking until descending from the same farm on return. Stretches of the walk can be muddy in winter - see also Archive PDF download

Holmer Green Stile-Free Walk - 2.5 miles. An easy-going walk with some gentle slopes. The section from 5-6 can get very muddy in wet weather - see also Archive PDF download

Hughenden Manor and Downley Common (stile free) - 2½ miles. Initial gradual climb from the church (avoided if you park in the car park further along the driveway); from there mainly level walk until a short climb on the return route before you reach the driveway at Hughenden Manor - see also Archive PDF download

Lacey Green, Parslow’s Hillock and Lily Bottom (stile free) - 2 ½ miles. Short descent from Kiln Lane to the valley bottom, then a climb back up to Lily Bottom Lane. Another descent towards the end of the walk from to on the map. The rest of the walk is fairly level - see also Archive PDF download

Little Marlow Water Walk - Level access to the Thames path at Station Rd, The Parade and Wharf La. The path is flat short grass with accessible gates - see also Archive PDF download

Marlow Higginson Park - DISTANCE: 1/2 mile (800m) of path SLOPE: Any steeper than 1:12 are shown CROSS SLOPE: Max 1:9 at end of path WIDTH: All wider than 1m - see also Archive PDF download

Penn Wood Walk - There is a 1km linear path which runs through the wood and a 360m circular Easy Access Trail - see also Archive PDF download

Phoenix Trail - The Phoenix Trail is a seven-mile path for cyclists, walkers, wheelchair users and horse riders, between Thame and Princes Risborough - see also Archive PDF download

Piddington (stile free) - 4½ miles. Mainly gentle slopes. One steeper uphill slope for 50m. Paths muddy in places after wet weather. In dry weather it may be suitable for all-terrain pushchairs - see also Archive PDF download

Red Kite Walks - No stiles, kissing gates or steps. Paths muddy in places after wet weather. Mainly gentle slopes with one steeper uphill slope for 50m. In dry weather it is suitable for all terrain pushchairs - see also Archive PDF download

The Lee and Lee Common (stile free) - 1½ miles. Mainly level. The bridleway from 1 to 2 on the map can be muddy in winter - Archive PDF download

Tring Reservoir & Canal Walks - There is a 1 mile linear path from the car park which goes past the reservoirs and along the canal towpath to a pub at Bulbourne. There are no stiles or gates. The map shows information about surfacing, slopes& narrow points to help you decide how far you can go - see also Archive PDF download

Wendover Area - For the wheelchair bound, the lovely canal path from Wharf Road in the centre of the village winds along the water's edge towards Weston Turville and beyond giving wonderful views to the Chilterns and the opportunity to be close to many species of wildlife. Also, in Wendover Woods, there are suitable routes close to the main car park where the public toilets have facilities for the disabled.

Wendover Woods - There are many paths with hard surfaces including an All Ability Trail, however the Woods are hilly and steep slopes limit the length of trails that can be used. There are no stiles or barriers - see also Archive PDF download

West Wycombe & Bradenham Walks - Suitable for pushchairs - see also Archive PDF download

Whiteleaf Walks - At both sites there are firm paths through woodland which lead to firm grassy areas with viewpoints. (nb. Grass may be soft and muddy when wet) The Whiteleaf walk is about mile there and back The Brush Hill walk is a ½ mile circular walk - see also Archive PDF download

Country Parks

Black Park Country Park - There is a tarmac path around the lake with seating every 100m. There are many miles of hard stony paths through the woods. The Park is mainly flat with no stiles and few gates or other barriers - see also Archive PDF download

Langley Park country park - 130 acres - plenty of buggy and wheelchair friendly paths through the park

Nature Reserves

Brush Hill Local Nature Reserve - There are no stiles. Access to the woods is through “kissing “gates, suitable for manual wheelchairs and pushchairs - also see - Archive PDF download

College Lake Nature Reserve (Tring) - Getting around: 65 ha (160.5 acres) - Gentle slopes, deep pit; 90% surfaced paths, some disabled access. Toilets (including disabled & baby changing facilities) available in the courtyard and visitors centre - also see below

Archived PDF downloadCollege Lake Walks - Walks likely to be suitable for people with impaired mobility and users of wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs

Other Useful Links

Aylesbury Area Disabled Club - A.A.D.C. (founded in 1961) is a sports and social club for people with any physical disability

Buckinghamshire Disability Service - We are a Buckinghamshire charity run by disabled people and carers for disabled people and carers.

Carers Bucks - Charity supporting unpaid family carers in Bucks - "we provide information, advice, training and emotional support to carers from the age of 6 - 96".

Fact Bucks - Families and Carers Together in Buckinghamshire, is a group of parents and professionals who meet to discuss real issues that affect children and young people with additional needs and disabilities in Buckinghamshire.

Remap South Bucks - The Remap South Buckinghamshire Panel is a local branch of the national Remap charity. Our experienced and professional engineers, craftsmen and health professionals volunteer their time and expertise, working together to provide innovative, practical solutions to what are often everyday problems encountered by disabled people.

South Bucks RDA Group - We have over 100 disabled riders, ranging in age from two to past retirement, who use the Group's facilities on a regular basis.

The Thames Valley Adventure Playground - an Adventure Playground in Buckinghamshire for Children and Adults with Special Needs

Thomley Activity Centre - a recreational facility for disabled children, their families, friends, schools and groups.

Sport

Aces Wheelchair Basketball Club - Buckinghamshire - based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium

Horizon - a registered charity which provides a unique after-school sports club for children and young people with disabilities, living in South Buckinghamshire,

London Wheelchair Rugby Club - Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

MK Dons SET PFC - powerchair football - Training Venue: Bletchley Leisure Centre, Bletchley

Slough and District Sports Association for Disabled - We are a sports club providing sports facilities and opportunities for disabled people.

Stoke Mandeville Institute of Sport and Education (SMISE) - SMISE is an education and training partnership between WheelPower, Bucks New University, Bucks and Milton Keynes County Sports Partnership and Leisure Connection. This partnership is supported by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), the national body responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England.

 

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