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 Torfaen
Walks Greenspaces and Countryside
Big Pit: National Coal Museum (Blaenavon) - Although there are ramps between levels on the surface it has been found that a helper is required for every wheelchair user. Please note that some of these ramps are quite long and steep and the climb can be arduous.
Keepers Pond and the Blorenge (Blaenavon) - This is a popular site for picnics and includes a 400 metre long stone dust path with benches leading to interpretation and seating.
Pontypool Museum - (Charges) - All the public facilities, services, rooms and galleries in Pontypool Museum are totally accessible for all users – the Trust provides ramps, rails, seats and fully complies with the standards for the DDA. There is signage and some interpretation in both English & Welsh Braille.
Pontypool Park - Pontypool Park is locally known as the People’s Park, covering some 64 hectares with several historical features - including Italian Gardens, Ice Houses, Folly Tower and Shell Grotto (ACE note - we have been unable to find any accessibility info for this site please contact us with any access info.)
Other Useful Links
Disability Sport Wales - Torfaen - Within the locality there are a number of opportunities for people to volunteer/coach and participate
Princess Royal Trust Torfaen Carers Centre - If you are a carer, your local Carers’ Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. Each centre delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in its community
The Disability Advice Project -The Disability Advice Project is a Torfaen based charity that serves the needs of disabled people, their families and carers in our community.
Torfaen Family Information Service - will provide free, quality, accessible and impartial information and guidance on the full range of childcare, services, activities and resources, led by the needs of children, young people and their families, carers, employers, professionals, Local and National Government and their agencies. (broken link reported)