Cornwall Accessible Countryside
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 Cornwall.
Walks Greenspaces and Countryside
Argal Reservoir - Follow the 2km circular lake trail for a picturesque round lake walk; the path passes through woodlands, wetlands and meadows, providing stunning views of the lake - from the South West Lakes Trust website
Bodmin Beacon Local Nature Reserve - car park for about 20 cars, RADAR locked gate providing all ability access onto the main field. Picnic area with two picnic benches,one of which is accessible to wheelchair users.
Bude Canal and Marshes - Green Flag Award, accessible tow path, fully accessible bird hide - "A stunning combination of, freshwater canal, damp grassland and marsh at Pethericks Mill, Reedbed in the Local Nature Reserve. With a level surfaced tow path of 2.5 miles starting alongside the harbour winding up the valley to Helebridge." - from the Cornwall Council website
Bude Canal - South West Coast Path – “Moderate - Apart from a low hill between the canal and the Coast Path, the walk is flat, with no stiles.” - from the South West Coast Path website
Camel Trail - The Camel Trail is an 18 mile largely traffic free, surfaced and virtually level multi use trail which provides access to the beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. The trail is suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse-riders and wheel-chair users - from the Cornwall Council website
Coronation Park and Boating Lake (Helston) - huge boating lake (swan boats for hire), childrens play amenities, skate park and cafe, it has improved accessibility for wheelchair users and people with visual impairment. - from the Visit Cornwall website
Goss Moor Multi-use Trail - “The 7 mile (c. 12 km) circular trail is mostly flat and relatively easy - much of it off road - allowing disabled and novice walkers and cyclists easy and safe access to the moors. The trail is surfaced to be suitable for walking, cycling, horse-riding and for wheelchair or mobility scooter users and buggies. There are also additional and linking routes onto the nearby Tregoss Moor.” - from the Cornwall Council website
Mount Edgcumbe country park - open parkland, Grade I listed gardens and 55 Grade II and II* listed structures - "There are a number of trails for your to explore catering for all ages and all abilities" - The Tree trail walk "This trail has been designed to introduce you to 17 interesting tree species within the Country Park. The route followed is 3km (2 miles) long and will take 60-90 minutes. The entire route is suitable for prams or tramper (available for hire at the park), except for a small section, which can be readily by-passed.
North Cliffs - Nr Portreath - An easily accessed, level route along the cliff top with a crushed stone surface. 1 mile long (½ mile each way) walk giving excellent views of Cornwall’s rugged north coast - from the South West Coast Path website
Padstow and Prideaux Place An old military road, which is now part of the Coast Path provides a good surface enabling elderly, very young and mobility scooter users to experience the scenic Camel estuary - from the South West Coast Path website
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool (NT) Rough but level path, partly accessible, from Helston to adapted bird hide over Loe Pool approximately 2 miles. Level access to edge of beach at Gunwalloe, 150 yards. - the Helston Drive cycle track is a smooth tarmacked bridleway which leads from Helston, through woodland and parkland to the Stables Café - from the National Trust website
Penzance to Marazion - A 2 mile walk virtually level walk along the seawall on a surfaced path suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs - from the South West Coast Path website
Polzeath & Daymer Bay – “The gently undulating path ranges from stony or sandy to compacted surfaces. Suitable for trampers, wheelchairs and those of moderate fitness. This walk can be started from either Daymer Bay or Polzeath” – from the Phototrails website by the Fieldfare Trust
Porth, Truro - Accessible trail - "This circular trail is wheelchair accessible. It takes you up a gentle slope to views across Porth Creek to Froe. It follows the boundaries of farmland and meadow, then takes you through Froe woods, and back along the creek-side" - from the National Trust website
Porthgwarra and Gwenapp Head - An easy walk, suitable for mobility scooters and prams, along a track out to the lookout station situated on a spectacular headland. The return journey is along an uneven narrow path with steps - 1.0 miles (1.6 km) - from the South West Coast Path website
Siblyback Lake Country Park -explore the Multi-Use Trail (3.5 miles) around the perimeter of the lake and through woodland, with great views and good access to the water for fishing - Tramper hire available - from the Countryside Mobility website
Stepper Point, Padstow A fairly level walk across farmland out to the end of Stepper Point, giving great views along the coast and up the Camel estuary - from the South West Coast Path website
Stithians Lake Country Park - A wheelchair accessible Wheelyboat is available to hire at Stithians Lake for fly fishing or pleasure boating. The boat can carry a maximum or 8 passengers or 5 wheelchair passengers - from the Countryside Mobility website
Tamar Lakes Country Park - A wheelchair accessible Wheelyboat is available to hire at Tamar Lake for pleasure boating. The boat can carry a maximum or 8 passengers or 5 wheelchair passengers. - "In partnership with 1 South West, SWLT have create a level path around the entire lake, allowing anyone on foot, bikes, mobility scooters and wheelchairs to comfortably enjoy the stunning views and wildlife." - from the South West Lakes Trust website
Tehidy Country Park Walk - The paths around the lake and the North Cliffs circular walk, also known as the pink trail are mainly on a level surface and easily accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs - from the Cornwall Council website