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Flintshire

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 Flintshire

 

Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

Connah's Quay to Canal Basin, Chester - Following the former Mickle Trafford to Dee Marsh railway line, this route takes you from Connah's Quay into the centre of historic Chester. Fairly flat and traffic-free, the route has railway stations at either end providing the option to cycle/walk one way and return by train.Tarmac surface - (ACE could find no accessibility info on this - please contact us with details)

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park - The Main path runs north to south through the middle of the site and reflects this rise in altitude in its gradient which averages at 1:20, 5% or 2.9 degrees. see this access statement PDF

Talacre (ACE wordpress page) - Car Parking with disabled parking, access via boardwalk to hard surfaced path through dues to Gronant or into Talacre and on to the seawall coastal path along the Dee Estuary

Wepre Park - Access - The path surfaces at the front of the park are suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. The rest of the walks are in a woodland setting and may be muddy or uneven. Flights of steps and steeper path sections are marked on the map. Please note that the only permitted method of access to Wepre Park is on foot. Rocks can be accessed by using the Main Trail which is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.Also see this PDF map

Groundwork Wrexham & Flintshire - Download PDF "Disabled access to the countryside in and around Wrexham County Borough"

Country Parks

 

Nature Reserves

Point of Ayr Reserve (RSPB) - It is possible for wheelchair users to access the 1 km seawall path, see Talacre above

Other Useful Links

Coarse Fishing Venues With Disabled Access in Flintshire - Details of local venues

Disability Sport Wales - Flintshire - Information about disablity sport in the area

Flintshire Disability Forum - Advice and information about disability issues, three social groups in Flintshire for adults with a disability, low cost wheelchair loan service, and volunteering opportunities

Home-Start Flintshire - Home-Start Flintshire is a charity that offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in the local community.

Hope Mountain Riding For The Disabled Association - We provide riding, vaulting and holiday opportunities for disabled children and adults.

NEWCIS Flintshire - 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.