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Greater London 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 London.

Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

Avery Hill Park - Wheelchair access and toilet facilities are available for disabled people. also see www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/.../avery-hill-park-2

Avery Hill Park Walk - 1.1 miles (1.8km) Allow 55 mins Tarmac and grass surface mostly suitable for wheelchairs

Barnet’s parks attractive, accessible, well maintained and offer a wide variety of facilities

Beverley Brook Walk - A walk of 6.5 miles, closely following the Beverley Brook through Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and Barnes Common to the River Thames upstream of Putney - the south end is mostly level, some uneven woodland paths - there is an wheelchair route through Richmond Park also see Archive PDF download

Boston Manor Park (Brentford) - "The park is open to all and consideration is given to ensuring all users can enjoy as much of the park as can reasonably be achieved".

Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common - There are approximately 1.5 miles of surfaced 'easy access' paths for visitors who prefer a more even surface. In addition, much of the three miles of internal tarmac roads is closed to cars

Cator Park circular walk - 1.6 miles - Surfaced paths, some grass. Cator Park is accessible for wheelchairs.

Chiswick House and Gardens - (Gardens free - House Charges) The majority of paths within the gardens are level or gently undulating and have a smooth or thin gravel surface. The steep incline on the Classic Bridge can be avoided by taking a short signed detour around the Northern end of the river. Benches are provided throughout the gardens.

City of London Access Info - Archived PDF download - General info document to download with details of access to London attractions etc.

Coulsdon Common - The western side of the common is quite flat and is particularly suited to those with mobility problems. The grazing paddock in the Grove has gates designed for wheelchair access but due to the nature of the clay soil these areas can be muddy in winter - also see map Archive PDF download

East Molesey and Hurst Park - Archived PDF download - two walks - 1.5 miles and 1 mile - both walks take you along by the river

East Wickham Open Space - 1.4 miles - Level tarmac path suitable for wheelchairs

Eltham Heritage Trail - Archived PDF download - 3.6 km - This is an easy accessible trail with ramped access to all attractions, except Eltham Lodge (the Royal Blackheath Golf Club clubhouse).

Enfield - Green Flag parks - 8 parks with Green Flag Awards

Epping Forest (Easy Access) - several sites in the forest that are attractive and accessible to all, from the elderly to people with disabilities to families with young children.

Gunnersbury Park - Flat ground - Good condition of paths (tarmac) - click here to download a 'walking guide' pdf

Ham - Archived PDF download - 23 miles of rural walk - can be muddy and uneven

Hampstead Heath (Access for Everyone) - (Archive PDF download) Made footpaths on Hampstead Heath are the most accessible for people with mobility difficulties.

Hampton Court -Archived PDF download - 5 miles of river and park land

Hanworth Park - The gradient of the park is very flat and is accessible to a wheelchair user, with assistance - also see Archive PDF download

Haringey's Green Flag parks - details of parks and pdf downloads

Highgate Wood Archived PDF download - There is a small car-park for disabled drivers and a disabled toilet next to the café, and the paths are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs - also see Archive PDF download

Horn Park - 1 km - Easy access path, suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs

Hounslow Heath - Disabled access is very good in the park. Through out the park the paths are compacted gravel with medium slope gradients. They are accessible to wheelchair users with assistance (please be aware poor weather can affect the quality of the paths). Toilets including disabled toilet are available in the Information Centre in the Rangers’ Yard.

Kenley Common Archived PDF download - for those that are less mobile, there is an easy access entrance by the RAF Kenley Tribute and a tarmac route around the perimeter track - also see Archive PDF download

Kew walk Archived PDF download - 3 miles around Kew including riverside

Kingston walk Archived PDF download - under 2 miles - takes you along Queen's Promenade

Lee Valley Regional Park - 30 routes - some routes are accessible for wheelchairs / pushchairs, we would recommend that you check the listed terrain and details to ensure suitability

Lesnes Abbey - 500 mtr - Mainly level hoggin path surfaces

Marble Hill and Richmond walk Archived PDF download - 2.75 miles and 1.5 miles - one each side of Richmond Bridge

Museum Mile - Most of the museums listed have wheelchair access to part or all of their collections. Please contact the specific museums prior to your visit to ensure your needs are met.

Old Isleworth walk Archived PDF download - Park land and river but some busy roads to cross

Oxleas Woods - Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue. There are some uneven paths around the park. also see www.disabledgo.com/...

Parks in Barking and Dagenham - 25 parks and open spaces - please check for accessibility

Queen's Park - All our pathways are suitable for wheelchair and pushchair use and we have fully accessible toilets in two locations - also see Archive PDF download

Ravenscourt Park - Green Flag Award -Ravenscourt Park has an excellent array of leisure facilities, including a wide variety of play equipment, tennis and basketball courts, an all weather pitch and a popular tea-house - also see Archive PDF download

Riddlesdown - From the car park, there is a wheel- and push-chair friendly surfaced track that runs along the crest of the hill providing stunning views over the valley towards Whyteleafe in the south - also see map Archive PDF download

Ruislip Woods - some "Access for people with disabilities" - also see Archive PDF download

Southmere Lake & Park - 1 mile - Mostly fl at with some ramps and kissing gates, suitable for wheelchairs

Spring Park & West Wickham Common - A more level route can be found from the car park, where an allweather easy access route will guide you past the earthworks, heather areas and some pollarded oaks before returning you back to the car park - also see Archive PDF download

Sutcliffe Park - 1.5 km - Flat hard standing tarmac and boardwalks suitable for wheelchairs

Thames Barrier Park - Thames Barrier Park is accessible to those with disabilities.

The Greenway, Newham - All of The Greenway is level, with ramps at most entry and exit points, and a bonded gravel surface, except where you have to divert.

The Wandle Trail - In places, the ground is uneven, making the trail difficult for wheelchair users, but improvement work is in progress. The leaflet describes alternative routes for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility, where necessary - also see Archive PDF download

Walking in Docklands - Archived PDF download - This route is suitable for wheelchairs and prams with mainly tarmacked surfaces and only minor slopes.

Walthamstow reservoirs - The Walthamstow reservoirs offer easy and safe access for all visitors, with disabled access on most of the reservoirs.

West Wickham Common - A surfaced accessible circular track provides a perfect route to explore part of the site - also see Archive PDF download

Country Parks

Beam Valley Country Park - Access points consist of squeeze barriers and gates accessible through the RADAR scheme. There is a hard-surfaced footpath network across the country park. see also www.beamparklands.co.uk

Bedfont Lakes Country Park LNR - Paths and signs are kept clear at all times and wheelchair access is possible. Wheelchair users are further encouraged by the recent addition of a wildlife-viewing jetty on South Lake, which has been specifically built for the disabled.

Eastbrookend Country Park - Access points consist of squeeze barriers and gates accessible through the RADAR scheme. There is a solid bound gravel footpath network across the country park.

High Elms Country Park and Local Nature Reserve - 250 acres Access info on the DisabledGo website - Tramper Trail route and two Trampers available also see www.disabledgo.com...

Royal Parks

Bushy Park - details of access and facilities on the DisabledGo website

Green Park - details of access and facilities on the DisabledGo website

Greenwich Park - details of access and facilities on the DisabledGo website

Hyde Park - Electric buggies with wheelchair facilities, each seating five people glide around the parks providing half hour rides. + details of access and facilities on the DisabledGo website

Kensington Gardens - Electric buggies with wheelchair facilities, each seating five people glide around the parks providing half hour rides. + details of access and facilities on the DisabledGo website

Regents Park - details of access and facilities on the DisabledGo website

Richmond Park - details of access and facilities on the DisabledGo website - also see the Holly Lodge Centre website - The Holly Lodge Centre provides an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn from a series of hands-on experiences focusing on the rich natural environment in the unique setting of Richmond Park

St James′s Park - details of access and facilities on the DisabledGo website

Nature Reserves

Burnham Beeches NNR - There are many paths with hard surfaces, including roads now closed to traffic and an Easy Access Trail. However Burnham Beeches is hilly and so there are some steep slopes in places. There are no stiles and the gates shown on the map are designed to allow wheelchairs and scooters. see also Archive PDF download Burnham Beeches Wheelchair Walk and Archive PDF download Burnham Beeches Sensory Trail

Crossness Nature Reserve - The path has been designed to allow access for all; it is wide enough, and the surface smooth enough, to allow wheelchairs, and we have altered the gradients of steep slopes to make the path suitable for people with limited mobility.

Scadbury Park Local Nature Reserve and Easy access trail - also see Archive PDF download

Other Useful Links

Accessible London - pages of accessibility info from visitlondon.com

Accessible Tours - London - (Charges) Info on commercially available tours of London

Brent Carers Centre - Improving the lives of Carers and Young Carers in Brent since 1994

Carers Bromley - Providing support to people in the London Borough of Bromley who, unpaid, provide care for others who are unable to cope on their own without assistance - Orpington

Carers Lewisham - provides a wide range of support for people who, unpaid, care for or support relatives and friends who have mental or physical disabilities or illnesses

Carers Network Westminster - Providing information and support for carers of people living in Westminster

Carers Support Merton - Charity supporting unpaid Carers from 5 years up in the London Borough of Merton

City & Hackney Carers’ Centre - We can provide you with emotional support and listening ear sessions in the comfort of your own home or at the Carers Centre

Community Focus - Delivering high quality all inclusive arts activities in the Barnet community

Companion Cycling - South West London

DABD (uk) - is an independent voluntary organisation that was established in the late 1950’s. We were registered as a Charitable Limited Company in 1992. We work with and support excluded people across London to encourage and promote independent living.

Disability Action in Islington (DAII) - an organisation run by and for disabled people. We aim to support disabled people so that they gain more control and choice over their lives.

Disability BackUp Hackney - is an independant user-led forum for disabled people living in Hackney. It acts as an opportunity for disabled people to have their say about key issues in Hackney

Greenwich Access Info -Access to World Heritage Site Venues info from Visit Greenwich

Action on Disability - A user led organisation managed and controlled by disabled people. To campaign for the rights of disabled people and influence local and national policy and practice.

Harrow Carers - Providing practical support to all non paid carers and their families in Harrow.

Inclusive London - Details of accessible toilets, restaurants, pubs, banks, parks etc.

InSouthwark - The vision for InSouthwark is to provide a place where people with seen and unseen disabilities can find out about accessible venues, products and services, provide a forum for people to air their views on access and find solutions to problems

Integrated Neurological Services (INS) is a registered charity providing long-term support for people with neurological conditions and their carers - support people living in the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond.

Islington Carers Hub offers support and advice to unpaid carers in Islington.

Kingston Carers' Network Charity provides information, advice & support to unpaid carers in Kingston.

Public Toilets in The City of London - includes details of disabled toilets and baby changing facilities in 'The City'

Richmond Carers - A charity offering free and confidential advice, information and support to unpaid carers and young carers living in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Southwark Disablement Association provide Information, Help and Advice to disabled adults with physical, neurological or sensory impairments, living in Southwark

SCILL(Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning) - is a registered charity which provides a wide variety of services for disabled people living in the London Borough of Sutton

The Garwood Foundation - Providing services and support to adults and children with a wide range of disabilities in Croydon

Transport for All (London) - believes in a fully accessible, reliable and affordable transport network for disabled and older Londoners.

Vibrance - support people who are disabled to lead their lives as they wish and to challenge barriers that prevent individual choice and fulfilment.

We are 1 (Brentford) - offering not only direct and professional help & support, with facilities tailored for those with a physical, psychological or learning disability, but also providing a one-stop portal of relevant and up-to-date information and resources for those who either have a disability, or are caring for a person or persons with a disability

Westminster Carers - runs a Carers Time Bank to supports carers in the City of Westminster.

Carers' Information Service - support the carers of Croydon also runs the Carers Support Centre, a drop-in centre for carers in Croydon High Street.

Wheels for Wellbeing - Wheels for Wellbeing is a charity which supports disabled people to cycle in London

Sport

Falcon Spartak Gymnastics Club - Sidcup - caters for all age groups and abilities, including those with disabilities. The club is based at Hurstmere School

Greenwich PFC - powerchair football - Training Venue: Waterfront Leisure Centre Woolwich

Lewisham Thunder - wheelchair basketball team currently plying our trade in the 2nd Div South of the GBWBA @TeamThunderWBC on Twitter

London Goalball - London South Bank University Sports Centre, 100-116 London Road, SE1 6LN

London Titans Wheelchair Basketball Club - the largest and most successful Southern England club.

London Wheelchair Rugby Club - Aspire National Training Centre, Wood Lane Stanmore, Middlesex

Tideway Sailability - Surrey Docks Watersports Centre - a unique sailing club in central London where people with disabilities participate on equal terms to those without a disability

 

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