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Swansea

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 Swansea

Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

Brynmill Park - As well as having some superb facilites, the park also has a unique Discovery Centre. Recently been renovated after being awarded a £1.3 million lottery grant. (ACE note - we have been unable to find any accessibility info for this site please contact us with any access info.)

Clyne Valley path - A six mile traffic free cycle ride up and down the Clyne Valley. (ACE note - we have been unable to find any accessibility info for this site please contact us with any access info.)

Cwmdonkin Park - (ACE note - we have been unable to find any accessibility info for this site please contact us with any access info.)

Gower Heritage Centre - (Charges) The Heritage Centre consists of a collection of old buildings, so the surface underfoot is sometimes a little rough and uneven. 95% of the Centre can be easily accessed by someone in a wheelchair. There are several disabled parking spaces in the car park and it is also possible to drive right up to the front entrance to unload if necessary. We have a couple of wheelchairs available for use by our visitors. We have recently installed an amplification system for our guided tours and hope that this will assist large groups. also see this site

Lower Lliw Reservoir - Suitable for All - but children should be supervised at all times. Walk grade Easy Route type Circular - also see this site

National Waterfront Museum - Braille information and/or interpretation is provided. We also have induction loops in exhibition spaces and have large print information and/or interpretation. There are touch exhibits and/or handling sessions. We also have designated space for disabled vehicles located in our car park at Oystermouth Road and East Burrows car park. There is wheelchair access to all public areas. Upper floor areas can be accessed by lifts. Toilets for our disabled visitors are available on the ground and upper floors. Adult changing facilities are also available on the ground floor.

Neath Canal Resolven to Glynneath (Maes Gwynne Lock) - Suitable for All, including less able people The restored section of this canal, north of Resolven, takes you past several locks and the upper Vale of Neath.

Singleton Park - A must visit for families of all ages.  Singleton Park has acres of simple, unadorned green space. (ACE note - we have been unable to find any accessibility info for this site please contact us with any access info.)

Swansea Prom - For another picturesque flat walk, take Swansea Prom that runs along the sweep of Swansea Bay from Mumbles to Swansea itself.  The Swansea Bay Rider land train also runs along part of the promenade during the Summer months in case you want a lift.

Country Parks

Clyne Valley Country Park - 700 acres. There is a network of footpaths around the site. Contact the City and County of Swansea for more details on tel: 01792 635000. (ACE note - we have been unable to find any accessibility info for this site please contact us with any access info.)

Craig-y-nos Country Park, Cwm Tawe - 40 acre Victorian garden with shady woodlands, lazy lawns and rushing rivers.  The Park is family-friendly with some well-made paths and flat spaces. There are two dedicated disabled parking spaces available close to the Visitor Centre. There are two accessible toilets. see their access statement

Nature Reserves

 

Other Useful Links

Accessible Beaches - Swansea Bay Mumbles and Gower - Information on how to access Gower beaches for visitors with disabilities.Landeez Wheelchairs allow access onto beaches. For details . . .

Coarse Fishing Venues With Disabled Access in Swansea - details of local venues

Disability Sport in Swansea - On this site you will find details of clubs, events and coach education courses in Swansea- keep checking the website as it is updated on a regular basis.

Swansea Carers' Centre - If you are a carer, your local Carers’ Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. Each centre delivers awide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in its community

Swansea City Bravehearts Disabled Football Club - Swansea City Bravehearts is a special needs football club for boys and girls with ages mainly ranging from 8 to 27 (we do have a few players in their 40’s). All our players have either a physical or learning disability and have joined our club through a referral from social services or by word of mouth

Swansea Community Boat Trust - The Swansea Community Boat will take children, disabled people, older people and community groups for trips between Swansea Marina and the Liberty Stadium. To help the project pay its way, public trips will be run to the “Copperopolis” heritage sites and sponsors will use the boat as a venue for corporate events.

Swansea Community Directory - The directory includes information on organisations and services serving the community in the Swansea area.

Swansea Print Workshop (SPW) - The workshop is all on the ground level including disabled toilet facilities. Access to printmaking facilities (printmaking presses etc) at a reduced height is available where required.While the workshop is quite restricted in terms of space, we have had many occasions where we have welcomed wheelchair users and others with specific access needs.