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 Carmarthenshire
Walks Greenspaces and Countryside
Boardwalk through Bogwood (Llandeilo) - The walk begins at an access point adjacent to disabled car parking spaces 500-1000 metres from the reception centre.
Disabled Access/ Least Restrictive Routes - ACE note - this has some suggested walks though a little light on detail.
In and around Carmarthenshire with a wheelchair - details of places to visit in the area
Ffynnon Llawddog Picnic Area ( Cenarth) - Very attractive riverside location on the River Teifi just downstream of Cenarth Falls/Bridge. St. Llawddog's Well on site together with disabled fishing platform.
Henllys Vale (Ystradowen) - The footpath has recently been improved to allow easier access however halfway along the route is a short and moderately steep natural incline.
National Wool Museum (Newcastle Emlyn) - Two wheelchairs are available on request in the shop. The chairs are allocated on a first come first served basis and cannot be pre-booked, although any advanced requests will be considered. There is a lift to the first floor in the main building.
Penybedd Forest Walk - Penybedd Forest Walk can be started from Penybedd Picnic Site in Penybedd which is part of Pembrey Forest. - 1 mile
Swiss Valley walk 1 (Llanelli) - The reservoir has a surfaced tarmac cycle track / path suitable for wheelchairs
Gelli Aur Country Park - There is level access to a Visitor Information Centre/Tearoom here and a viewing platform overlooking the beautiful Twyi Valley.
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park - Many paths are well surfaced and accessible to wheelchair users, and a specially constructed path allows safe access over the peat bog and around the lake.
Pembrey Country Park (Llanelli) - Eight miles of golden sands at Cefn Sidan The longest toboggan run in Wales 130 metre long Dry Ski Slope Manicured parkland for frisbee, cricket, and football Large adventure playground Picnics & designated BBQ sites 8 Wildlife trails with set routes plus beach walks Natural parkland - disabled toilets, parking (charges) _ Tramper available download map here - also see this site
WWT National Wetland Centre Wales (Llanelli) - (Charges) - The centre has level access and hard-surfaced paths with tarmac on main routes (and compacted gravel on minor paths). Low-level viewing windows in some of the hides. Accessible toilet in the visitor centre.
Waun Las National Nature Reserve - (Charges) This NNR is one of the most recently designated in Wales, and the entrance lies within the National Botanic Garden of Wales.There are accessible toilets and shops within the Garden complex. also see this site and this one
Other Useful Links
Carmarthenshire Carers Forum - Carers Support Group - "We hope to help make it a little easier for you to find the right information and to get the right help and advice when you need it most."
Carmarthenshire Carers Information Service - Carers Support Group - Family support services from Carmarthenshire Carers Trust Crossroads
Carmarthenshire Disabled Access Group - This site aims to provide our visitors with vital infomation about us and the work that we do, so that we may better promote our activities and encourage local businesses and organisations to take greater responsibility for access
Carmarthenshire Disability Coalition for Action - provide a focus for people with all types of disabilities to make their voices heard on all matters that affect them and to make their needs known to the appropriate bodies. + Directory of local organisations - Tel: 07585 626905
Carmarthenshire County Council Short Breaks for Disabled Children - Short Break Care is providing respite care in your own home for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs, and those who have more challenging behaviours or medical and/or physical needs.
HAIPAC - exists primarily to minimise pressure on parents and carers of individuals who have addititional needs and the professionals who support them - run by parents/carers of children with additional needs for parents/carers of children with additional needs
Llanelli Disabled Drivers Association - Membership is open to all drivers and non-drivers who have a mobility problem through disablement or illness.
Newcastle Emlyn Swimming Pool - As of Jan 2015 disabled friendly, temperature is set at 29 degrees with a pool hoist and a disabled changing room - swimming teachers are in the pool with the children until Wave 4