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Vale of Glamorgan

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 Vale of Glamorgan


Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

Coed Hills Rural Artspace - We offer a unique conference venue, with artists’ workshops, gallery space, permaculture gardens, sawmill, green woodwork facilities, a metalworking forge, and various examples of sustainable and traditional building techniques, including the use of reclaimed materials. In addition goats and chickens, a solar-aligned stone circle, disabled access paths and the first composting toilets in the Vale.

Glamorgan Heritage Coast Centre - Disabled ramps and toilets.


Country Parks

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

Dyffryn Gardens and Arboretum - (Charges) Many parts of the Estate are wheelchair accessible also see

Fonmon Castle - see the access statement - (Chages for Castle toure) The gardens (free) are largely level and wheelchair access has been created to almost all areas available to the public, The North side has extensive all weather gravel paths. There is level macadamed access to the main Castle entrance and all ground floor rooms are accessible to wheelchair users (two via an external ramp 8m from the main entrance, or via a separate approach from the main drive). First floor access for wheelchairs is via an external ramp leading to the library annex, from which two further ramps allow access to a viewing point for the Norman stairs, into the main library and onwards onto the hall gallery. also see

Porthkerry Country Park - New toilets with a disabled facility and baby changing room are situated in the main car park. click here to view a PDF map of the park


Nature Reserves

Cwmtalwg Local Nature Reserve -   The Group has also improved access for the disabled and for mothers with buggies, thanks to a grant from Awards for All Wales.


Other Useful Links

Beach Wheelchairs at Barry Island - There are three chairs which are available for loan from the Tourist Information Centre at Barry Island throughout the summer. They are free to use. Users just need to show one form of photo ID such as a passport or driving licence, or two proofs of name and address such as a utility bill and a bank statement.

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 in the Vale - The Disability Sports Wales programme has been established between the Sports Council for Wales, Federation of Disability Sport Wales and 22 Local Authorities. Simon is the Vale of Glamorgan's Disability Sports Wales Development Officer.

Crossroads Care in the Vale (EMI) - carer support group, for carers in the Vale of Glamorgan.


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