Devon Accessible Countryside
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 Devon.
Walks Greenspaces and Countryside
Abbeyford Wood - "stunning woods with spectacular walks have beautifully adapted paths for all". - from the Devon CC Explore Devon website
Baggy Point The Coast Path out to a viewpoint at Baggy Point (¾ mile each way) has been levelled and compacted to make access easier for everyone. "The first part only of the walk, until point 2, is suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs, but after this, the path becomes narrow, with a steep drop to the sea, and no turning space." from the South West Coast Path website
Bellever Forest/East Dart River Easy Going Walk - A short length of path meanders through the shady forest to link the car park with the East Dart River. It then continues along the riverbank, providing ideal picnic spots - from the Forestry England website.
Bellever Forest Miles Without Stiles walk - Circular forest route. Mainly gravel tracks apart from some rough grass and unsurfaced path sections halfway round.(2.5 miles) - "Follow timber finger posts with logo of mobility scooter" - from the Dartmoor National Park website
Bolberry Down This section of coast is relatively flat and the National Trust have undertaken work to ensure that a network of paths can be used by people in wheelchairs, or with buggies - from the South West Coast Path website
Budleigh Salterton to Otterton The first stretch from Budleigh Salterton up the western side of the Otter Estuary to White Bridge is level and on a surfaced path suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs - from the South West Coast Path website
Burrator Lake For those looking for an enjoyable, easy-going walk, a lane runs around the edge of the entire reservoir. It's mainly wooded and you'll catch glimpses of the water as it glitters in the sunlight. You can start this 3.5 mile circular from the Quarry - from the South West Lakes Trust website
Cornborough Cliffs Westward Ho! - This 1 mile long section of old railway line has been improved to make it possible for the elderly, very young and wheelchair users to experience this scenic part of the Coast Path - from the South West Coast Path website
Exeter Ship Canal Walks The towpath - a Public Right of Way - is flat and easy walking and a bird spotters paradise in certain places - you may need to watch out for the over enthusiastic cyclist. Access can be gained from many spots, one being the Double Locks pub near the Mars - also see our archived pdf
Fernworthy Way-marked walks around the lake and forest including a circular waterside walk of about three miles and a walk designated for less able visitors with seats and information en-route - from the South West Lakes Trust website - also download this archived pdf
Glebe Cliff, Tintagel A short and generally flat cliff top route suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs. There is a slight gradient climb on the return journey - from the South West Lakes Trust website
Granit Way The Granite Way is an 11 mile multi-use trail running between Okehampton and Lydford along the north western edge of Dartmoor. It is mostly traffic free, largely following the route of the former Southern Region railway line.
Haytor Quarry - A Miles Without Stiles walk - A 2 km (there and back) linear moorland route. Road crossing and gentle, uphill track. Some narrow and steep sections through the quarry. For Most. 1 km there and back if only going as far as the quarry entrance - also download this archived pdf
Heddon Valley, Exmoor - 2 Tramper trails Hunters Inn to Heddon’s Mouth - 1.5 miles there and back and Victorian Carriageway towards Woody Bay - 4 miles there and back - from the Countryside Mobility website
Higher Brownstone to Froward Point The walk out to the daymark is along a flat, tarmac track and so is suitable for mobility scooters, wheelchair users and pushchairs - from the South West Coast Path website
Killerton Toddler and Buggy Walk - (NT) - "This 1.5 mile accessible walk takes you through the park at Killerton and then into the hillside garden along the paved route suitable for little legs and pushchair wheels." "It is fully wheelchair and pushchair accessible, although there are a few ascents and descents along the way." - from the National Trust website
Lynton to the Valley of Rocks The Coast Path from Lynton to the famous Valley of Rocks is relatively level and has been surfaced with tarmac to make it easier for everyone to use - from the South West Coast Path website
Noss Mayo and Revelstoke Drive - Wide and even Coast Path; surfaced roads; tracks; optional woodland footpaths - The surface is mostly stone - both rolled and compressed. There are areas of grass. One area may be muddy after wet weather - from the Phototrails website by the Fieldfare Trust
Nun's Cross - A Miles Without Stiles walk - Nun’s Cross and back via South Hessary Tor. Follow the public bridleway south from behind The Plume of Feathers inn (about 2.5 miles) - from the Dartmoor National Park website - - also download this archived pdf