Herefordshire Accessible Countryside, Sport and Disabled Organisations
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 Herefordshire plus details of disabled sport, support, carers and family organisations in the county.
Walks Greenspaces and Countryside
Colwall (miles without stiles) - Surface Gradients: There are two gradual slopes (between 1:20 and 1:50) between points 1 & 2 on the map.
Cradley (miles without stiles) - Surface Gradients: The route is mainly flat. There are 2 steep inclines (i.e. Greater than 1:20) which are marked on the map.
Goodrich Castle and views - Distance and time Approx 700m. Allow 30 mins This is a short ‘there and back’ easy-access walk suitable for all users, ending at a viewing area overlooking the castle from across its dry moat, and with more extensive views of the surrounding countryside.
Croft Castle(NT) (Leominster) - (charges) - Separate mobility parking, 20 yards. Wheelchair-accessible transfer. Drop-off point. Mobility toilet facilities at tea-room. Grounds partly accessible, loose gravel paths, slopes, some cobbles. Accessible route - Wheelchair available All-terrain pushchairs to borrow. Tramper available
Mortimer Forest (Ludlow) - There is an all ability trail at Mortimer Forest situated at the Vinnalls car park this a mile long in total but set as 2 1/2 mile loops (these details provided by th Recreation Ranger)
Ross-on-Wye town and riverside - Distance and time Approx 2.8km (including town centre), allow 1-1.5 hours The entire route is barrier free and uses tarmac paths, except for a 200m section across the riverside park on a grass surface.
Wye Valley Easy Access Walks - We have selected 24 Easy Access walks and sites, both on the Wye Valley Walk and close to it. Click on Easy Access Walks pdfs on right for detailed descriptions of each walk.
Queenswood Country Park - There are a selection of paths around the Country Park which follow easy access stone or woodchip surfaced paths.. Electric mobility vehicles.There is also an Electric Mobility Vehicle Trail which follows only the stone-surfaced easy access paths and would also be a good route to follow with wheelchairs and pushchairs.- accessible toilet which includes baby changing facilities requires a RADAR key
Herefordshire Nature Trust - map of reserves unfortunately there is no filter to select 'accessible' sites
Other Useful Links
ABLE in Herefordshire - This website has been created in the continued effort to bring together many facts concerning local and national facilities and sources of help for people with disabilities in Hereford, Herefordshire. (broken link repoted)
Hereford Access For All - work to promote self-determination and equal opportunities
Herefordshire Carers Support - providing practical support and advice to the carer community in the county.
Herefordshire Disability United - HDU is run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities.
Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled - Herefordshire RDA & Carriage Driving operates 12 months of the year
Viewing Hereford from a wheelchair (Disabled Holiday Info) - Details of some of the attractions and the access they have
Accessible toilets - Herefordshire CC - Details of public toilets and those which are 'accessible'
Hereford Harriers WBC - Wheelchair Basketball club with Junior and Senior teams in Hereford, UK. Practice every Sat at Whitecross High School, Hereford, 10am - 11am, all welcome.
Wheely Good Fitness - a provider of wheelchair based exercise and fitness in the Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire areas.
www.tourist.me.uk/herefordshire - a tourist info site for Herefordshire which includes some brief disabled access details for visitor, heritage and nature attractions