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Lincolnshire

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 Lincolnshire.

Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

Arboretum - Lincoln - Green Flag Award - Tarmac Footpaths (no other info on council website)

Bourne Woods Archived PDF download - Larch Walk - 3/4 mile circular easy access trail.

Chambers Farm Wood Archived PDF download - There is a circular easy access route around the wood, waymarked with white striped posts and approximately 2km (1 ¼ miles) in length. The paths are hard surfaced but bumpy in places with some loose stones. In places the path is less than 1m wide. The route is either level or gently sloping.

Cleethorpes Country Park - Access for wheelchair users

Deeping Lakes Archived PDF download - There is a circular route through the reserve and along the river bank which is approximately 2 km (1 ¼ miles) in length. The reserve has areas of deep water. The paths are mostly short grass and bare earth. The route is mostly level with some short slopes.

Countryside for all Walks - for download "These leaflets contain detailed access information for 16 countryside sites across Lincolnshire. They include woodland, lakes, coast and nature reserves"

Eastern Slea walk Archived PDF download - Much of the River Slea walk is suitable for people using wheelchairs as the paths are tarmac. (taken from http://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/section.asp?docId=568)

Horncastle Community Woodland Archived PDF download - There are numerous mown grass paths through the wood for you to explore. They are level and suitable for the robust buggies and wheelchairs when the ground conditions are dry.

Lincoln Castle - (Charges) - Lincoln Castle is partially accessible. There is a ramp to the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest exhibition. The Prison Experience has a lift to the ground floor only. There is a toilet suitable for disabled visitors and the shop has an induction loop.

Lincoln Cathedral - "we try to cater for those with any form of mobility problems by providing permanent access ramps into the Cathedral and up into the east end and St Hugh's Choir . . . . we try to cater for those with any form of mobility problems by providing permanent access ramps into the Cathedral and up into the east end and St Hugh's Choir.We also have fully accessible toilets for disabled visitors".

Lindsey Trail Wheel Friendly Walk - "a long distance circular multi-user route through the Lincolnshire Wolds. It extends from Market Rasen to Horncastle. It is a 69 mile trek which takes in the Lincolnshire Wolds. 22 miles of the route is off road. The surface is good on road but can be uneven in places when it goes off road"

Peoples Park (Grimsby) - Access for wheelchair users

Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes - Easy-access route (Registered BT Millennium Mile), tactile interpretation panels, audio tape information and tape player hire, disabled parking, accessible toilets (May-Sept), seats, braille leaflet, staff interpretation officer available for visits (Apr-Sept)

Spa Trail - This easy, traffic free route is ideal for wheelchair users and families with young children and pushchairs - see also Archive PDF download

Stapleford Wood - A relatively short walk on good surfaces, this walk is suitable for all abilities including wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Country Parks

Hartsholme Country Park Visitor Centre Surfaces suitable for wheelchairs and ambulant disabled.

Normanby Hall Museum and Country Park - (Charges) - Much of the park is accessible with paved roads and path areas between the main buildings on site. 1 Scooter and 2 wheelchairs are on loan free of charge, accessible paths through the woodland for those in wheelchairs or pushing buggies, two adapted bicycles available to hire free of charge in the park, Changing Places toilet facility

Snipe Dales Country Park - A metalled footpath leading from the Country Park car park to the central ponds and bird hide has been provided to make access easier but because of the topography it is nevertheless a "firm push" for wheelchairs. Wheelchair users may gain access by car to the central ponds; ask a Warden or leave a message on the telephone answering machine.

Nature Reserves

Cleethorpes LNR - Access for wheelchair users

Freiston Shore (RSPB) - The bird hide and part of the wetland trail are accessible to disabled visitors.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Reserves with wheelchair access - 25 Reserves with wheelchair access to at least part of the reserve

South Thoresby Warren Archived PDF download- There is a circular route around the reserve, approximately 900m (½ mile) in length. The paths are hard surfaced but bumpy in places with some loose stones. All paths are over 1m wide. After heavy rain there maybe standing water on the paths.

Weelsby Woods LNR (Grimsby) - Access for wheelchair users

Whisby Nature Park Archived PDF download - There is a circular route around Grebe Lake, one of the six lakes in the park, approximately 2km (1 ¼ miles) in length and waymarked with orange arrows. The paths are made of compacted stone. The route is either level or gently sloping.- six adapted for wheel chair access, and a set of seven large interpretation boards explaining the habitats and species to be seen through the seasons. See also LWT site info

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust - List of reserves with wheelchair access to at least part of the reserve.

Other Useful Links

Dyslexia Lincolnshire wants to raise the awareness of dyslexia to maximise people’s potential in school, in society and in the workplace. We provide affordable solutions for overcoming dyslexia and associated conditions.

East Lindsey District Council - Beach Wheelchairs - You can use the wheelchairs Free of Charge, we only ask for a £20 deposit which is refundable when the wheelchair is returned undamaged - also see this site (There are two beach wheelchairs available for hire in Skegness ....Another two wheelchairs are available further up the coast - one in Sutton-on-Sea and another in Mablethorpe.)

Lincoln Disability Forum - consists of representatives from Disability Forums who are committed to working together to ensure that the views of disabled people are fairly and equally represented in Lincoln. The forum includes Groups that are run by and for people with Disabilities.

Cleethorpes - Beach Wheelchairs - special beach wheelchairs, available to hire from the Beach Safety First Aid Station opposite the Pier in Cleethorpes.

Cleethorpes has a 'changing place' - available at the Boating Lake near the Discovery Centre. This facility provides families and carers a space to care for older children and adults with more severe or complex needs whilst out and about.

Excellent Ageing is a county wide programme, developing innovative ways for organisations, communities and individuals to work together to achieve better outcomes for our older population.

Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership - provide opportunity for local carers to influence the way in which carers support services are provided.

Lincolnshire Independent Living - membership organisation run by and for people with disabilities

Sport

Laffletics Club (Sleaford) - is an adapted sports club for young people of all ages and abilities.

Lincolnshire PFC - powerchair football - Training Venue: Lincoln Christ Hospital School, Lincoln

Lincoln Sitting Volleyball Club - Priory City of Lincoln Academy Sports Centre - The club is able to cater for wheelchair users.

 

tourist.me.uk/lincolnshire - a tourist info site for Lincolnshire which includes some brief disabled access details for visitor, heritage and nature attractions