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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 Cardiff

Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

Bute Park - Bute Park is an easily accessible 56 hectare. Bute Park is currently undergoing a £5.6 million restoration project - maybe they will even be able to aford to publish some accessibility info!

National Museum Cardiff - Wheelchair access throughout including lifts. Four wheelchairs available on loan as well as portable stick stools. Widespread use of video and sound in exhibitions (commentary and sound effects). BSL accompanied tours are available to booked groups

St Fagans: National History Museum - Disabled access to much of the site is fairly easy, with signposted routes where required. However, St Fagans Castle and a few other attractions are some distance from the main entrance and their access is uphill.

Thompson’s Park - A good network of hard surfaced paths. Due to the hill, steep gradients can be encountered. also see the PDF leaflet

Country Parks

Forest Farm Country Park - Council have created a series of ponds, scrapes and wetlands which encouraged water loving birds to feed and nest on them. These can be viewed from two bird hides, which have contributed greatly to the enjoyment of visitors as has the improved access and disabled facilities.

Parc Cefn Onn - The toilets and parking have provision for disabled people and many of the lower routes through the woods are suitable for disabled people. A comprehensive network of generally flat, hard surfaced paths. Some paths involve steeper gradients but the main route follows the contours of the valley. Some of the paths may not be hard surfaced and therefore may not provide full accessibility especially during winter months. download the PDF leaflet

Nature Reserves

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park - Disabled parking: Spaces and toilets available. Ramp access to visitor centre and café. - The park has been designed to enable people of all abilities to discover and enjoy the countryside found within the Vale of Glamorgan. also see this site

Other Useful Links

Cardiff and Vale Coalition of Disabled People - We are an organisation founded, run and controlled by disabled people. We promote equality; we support the full rights for, and inclusion of, all disabled people in the community.

Cardiff and The Vale Parents Federation - The Federation is for parents, families, friends and unpaid carers of disabled children and adults with learning disabilities living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Disability Sport Wales - Cardiff - There are a wide range of sports and activities on offer throughout the daytime and evenings so most people can find a recreational activity to suit them. Whether you are looking for a healthy lifestyle, to socialise and make new friends, keep fit, or strive to be a future participant in the Paralympics, Deaflympics or Special Olympics there should be something out there for you.

Pedal Power - Pedal Power is home to one of the best, if not the best, accessible cycling centres in the UK. We operate out of two centres, one near the city centre and one in Cardiff Bay. We have an extensive range of specially adapted cycles designed for disabled adults and children.

CardWheelTennClub (Twitter) -  Wheelchair tennis players from South Wales and beyond. We play on Tues 11am-1pm/Thurs 12pm-2pm; Esporta, Cardiff. Email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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