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Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire

 

Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

Conygre Mead - (Malmesbury) Access at both entrances suitable for wheelchairs

Coate Water Country Park -70 acre reservoir - there are a number of accessible bird hides. Many of the angling pegs are accessible to wheelchair users, several level and surfaced paths lead in and around the park. A tramper is available that can access pretty much anywhere in the park.

Lawns Park - There are a number of surfaced paths around the park suitable for wheelchair users.

Ludgershall Castle and Cross - Disabled access to part of the site only, and village cross.

Lydiard House and Park - Wide, accessible pathways open up this 260 acre site to walkers, joggers, cyclists and wheelchair users entry to grounds is free. Cafe and childrens play area - There is wheelchair access to the House, Church and Visitor Centre (charges) - Tramper available.

North Cliffs - An easily accessed, 1 mile long (½ mile each way) walk giving excellent views of Cornwall’s rugged north coast

Palmer Gardens Garden Centre and Cafe - Palmer Gardens is a garden centre, cafe and Social Enterprise, Palmer Gardens provides training and employment to disabled and disadvantaged people, it also has a ‘Nature Trail’ covering the park area which includes specimen plants, explainations on the local wildlife including birds and the protected Great Crested Newt population.

Pewsey Heritage Centre - Pewsey Heritage Centre's collection reflects the past life and times of the people of the beautiful Vale of Pewsey, set in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. Pewsey Heritage Centre is fully accessible for wheel chair and small electric buggy users. There are no steps or slopes outside the entrance.

Trowbridge Museum - The Museum has wheel chair access by lift. Please check before you come that the lift is working.The Museum displays are all on one level except the Castle which has a wheel chair ramp

West Woods - The woods are renowned for their bluebells and can be accessed via an easy access trail

 

Country Parks

Coate Water Country Park - (Swindon) Green Flag Award - There are several walks in and around the park, many of which are level and surfaced - making them suitable for wheelchair users. The most popular route is around the lake. This is 1.75 miles (2.8km) long - Tramper available

Stanton Country Park Green Flag Award - Circular surfaced route suitable for wheelchairs. Toilet block including disabled facilities

 

Nature Reserves

Coombe Bissett Down Nature Reserve - Access to reserve for wheelchair users through small gate in car park - suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Dogs welcome on short leads.

Langford Lakes Nature Reserve - Dedicated parking for disabled visitors. There are hard, level paths, making access easy for all abilities. Access for wheelchair anglers is available. Suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

North Meadow, Cricklade NNR - There is a disabled access gate at the site, although the reserve can become very wet, so access is not advised at these times. Access is restricted to the public footpath - also see this site

Parsonage Down NNR - Accessible toilets. on-site parking. There are toilets at the farm office, including one for the disabled

Rushy Platt Nature Reserve - suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Dogs welcome on short leads. Please stay on the boardwalks at all times to avoid damage to the soft ground

Other

Hope Nature Centre - (charges) - a charity set up in 2000 to help young adults with learning difficulties see Alpacas, Shetland Ponies, Sheep, Goats, Rabbits, Chickens, Pigs, Donkeys - Southwick, nr Trowbridge - Disabled access & toilets, wide paths in parkland

 

Other Useful Links

Ask - supporting parents and carers in Wiltshire through the provision of information, advice and services

Carers In Wiltshire - We aim to ensure that no Carer reaches crisis point before they get the support they need

One Stop Wiltshire - provides short break opportunities for children and young people with disabilities to spend time away from their primary carers, and can include day, evening, overnight, weekend or holiday activities in and around Wiltshire.

WPCC (Wiltshire Parent Carer Council ) - is a voluntary organisation, run by parent carers, for parent carers also on Facebook

Wiltshire Centre For Independent Living - WCIL is a user controlled organisation committed to promoting and supporting independent living by assisting and enabling disabled people to challenge barriers, access services and make informed choices

 

Salisbury Shopmobility hire out Scooters, Powerchairs and wheelchairs for a small charge - ID required - Shopmobility office is in the Maltings car park opposite the City Hall - see www.yourcareyoursupportwiltshire.org.uk/...

Visit Wiltshire - Disabled Access with useful info for the area

 

Sport

Disability Football Wiltshire FA - Disability Football

Swindon Rockets PFC - powerchair football - Training Venue: Nova Hreod School Sports Hall, Swindon

Wiltshire and Swindon Sport - Disability Sport - fully support inclusion in sport across the county in many ways

Wiltshire Wildcats: Wheelchair Basketball Club - This fun and active session is open to anyone (disabled or not - though priority is given to disabled). Beginners welcome, come and join in! Generally we open the club to those aged 10 and over (including adults) but if you have a child under 10 who wants to join in please contact us - also on Facebook

 

tourist.me.uk provides listings of Wiltshire heritage, nature and general visitor attractions many with accessibility info