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Conwy

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 Conwy

 

Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

Llandudno is mostly flat and easy to get around, with a wide flat promenade and accessible pier. The Mostyn contemporary art gallery is accessible, six galleries with regularly changing exhibitions. Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay - is much smaller than Llandudno and quieter, it has a small harbour but again has a wide flat promenade which stretches along Colwyn Bay - the Colwyn Bay Watersports Centre is accessible, with a cafe and many water sports facilities

 

Llyn (Lake) Brenig - Disabled facilities, Picnic areas, Adventure playground - also see this site

Marine Walk - A pleasant wheelchair-friendly riverside path, known as Marine Walk lies just beyond the gardens of Bodlondeb (indicated on map).

North Wales Coastal Route - This wonderful coastal route uses the wide sea promenade that stretches from Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay to Pensarn.The route is traffic-free and well surfaced - there are two short climbs at Llanddulas.

Coed Moel Famau Forest - The all ability trail is a short, picturesque route that meanders across and alongside a stream

 

Country Parks

Great Orme Country Park - Pathways around the Visitor Centre are all at least 1.4 metres wide. The Wildlife Trust Shop is 10 metres from the Tram Entrance and has a counter height of one metre and an entrance width of 89cm. The Visitor Centre houses interactive displays and some low-level panels, but all interpretation is on easily visible information boards. There is also an audiovisual room with a hearing loop facility and there is no charge for entry into the Visitor Centre.

 

Nature Reserves

Conwy Reserve (RSPB) - (charges) The trails are firm and generally level though a little rough in places. Wheelchair access is recommended only for the first kilometre - a loop that features two hides and a children's trail before returning to the visitor centre. A unisex accessible toilet with baby changing facility is in the coffee shop - also see this site

 

Other Useful Links

Carers Outreach Service North West Wales (Conwy) - If you are a carer, your local Carers’ Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. Each centre delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in its community.

Disability Sport - Conwy - Conwy already offers some of the best sporting opportunities in Wales for people with disabilities. There are currently opportunities to play football both at a junior and senior level, take part in outdoor adventure activities including climbing, canoeing and orienteering as well as visiting The National Mountain Centre to ski. Conwy is also base to the best Disability Swimming Club in North Wales, The Conwy Whales.

North Wales Riding for the Disabled - North Wales Region RDA exists to support local groups affiliated to the Riding for the Disabled Association

Conwy Thunder Wheelchair Basketball Club - in Conwy providing inclusive opps for disabled & non disabled juniors & seniors. If you can push a chair & catch a ball get in touch!