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Merseyside

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 Merseyside plus details of disabled sport, support and carers organisations in the county.

Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

The Beatles Trail (Liverpool) - This is an urban walk and the walk is all on pavements. It is wheelchair/pushchair accessible but there are a few inclines.

Court Hey Park (Huyton) - Home of the National Wildflower Centre. Limited wheelchair access within the park, though the National Wildflower Centre is wheelchair accessible.

Croxteth Hall and Country Park - (Charges) Green Flag Award - has changing places toilets. Wheelchair access is possible to most areas (and events). New for this year is a lift which will give access to the upstairs display rooms in the Hall. Disabled toilets are available next to the Café.

Ellesmere Port Canal Port Trail - This trail takes in the attractive Waterways development, craft workshops and other specialist shops, and reveals some of Ellesmere Port's heritage along the way. Mostly level, well surfaced paths - 1½km / 1 mile

Halewood Park - Wheelchair access to the Visitor Centre and toilets.

Henley Park (Whiston) - A footpath provides a circular route around the park, which is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

McGoldrick Park (Huyton) - Full Wheelchair Access. Picnic benches and seating.

Millbrook Park Millennium Green (Kirkby) - Much of the park is accessible by wheelchair

Queens Jubilee Nature Trail (Southport) - Many of the paths around the site and the viewing platform are particularly suitable for disabled access. This platform gives excellent views of the beach and high tide roosts of shore birds.

Sawpit Park (Huyton) - Disabled access throughout the Park. Seating and picnic space

Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (NT) - (Charges) Generally flat pathways, with steep gradients leading up to/down from the Bund, in to/out of the Moat and Stream Gardens.

St Chad’s Gardens (Kirkby) - Disabled access throughout the park. Seating. Information point

St. John's Millennium Green (Huyton) - The site is fully wheelchair accessible and has a surfaced circular route. Seating.

Stadt Moers Park (Whiston) - There is disabled access to the Environment Centre and toilets. There are circular routes around the park for wheelchair users

Webster Park (Kirkby) - The site is fully wheelchair accessible and has a surfaced circular route

Memorial Park (Kirkby) - The site is wheelchair accessible

Woolton Woods and Camphill - Level, well surfaced paths - 3km / 2 miles

 

Country Parks

Croxteth Country Park (Liverpool) - Green Flag Award - Disabled parking for blue badge holders. Wheelchair access is possible to most areas (and events)

 

Nature Reserves

Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR (Sefton) - Hard surfaced tracks - Three major trails pass through or near the reserve: the TransPennine Trail, the Cheshire Lines Path, the Sefton Coastal Footpath. There is also a local trail from Freshfield called Fisherman's Path that marks much of the reserve's southern boundary - also see Archive PDF download

Huyton Lane Wetland LNR Crushed stone footpath and boardwalk. Please note that due to the wetland nature of the site disabled access is limited in parts.

 

Other Useful Links

Liverpool Cathedral Access - The Cathedral treats accessibility as a priority and has worked hard making the Cathedral accessible to all and will continue to work with partners to ensure that all visitors feel welcome

Liverpool Museums - Access info for each of the sites.

Liverpool wheelchair users group (LWUG) - is about together, being a stronger voice for wheelchair users throughout our City.

Merseyside Disability Federation - MDF provides support for voluntary and community groups in Merseyside and the surrounding areas that are of and for disabled people.

RDA North West - Riding for the Disabled North West. Established in 1976 we ride in the beautiful grounds of Crosby Hall in Little Crosby, Merseyside. We own our 6 horses and ponies and ride on several days during the week and on Saturday mornings.

Hot Water Comedy Club - (Charges) - Liverpool's only fully disabled access weekend comedy club at their regular Holiday Inn venue

 

Sport

Bidston Bullets Boccia Club - Bidston Sports Ability has two teams

Everton PFC - powerchair football - Training Venue: Croxteth Sports Centre

Liverpool Lions Wheelchair Rugby League Team -Anyone can play. Men, Women, Young or Older. You dont have to be disabled to play. New players welcome.

Vikings Wheelchair Basketball Club - based @ Lansbury Bridge School, St Helens. They have children & adults from many places within the Northwest.