Spring is here! Therefore, it’s time to start getting outside and enjoying what the UK has to offer. To help you do that we have pulled together some of the top 6 UK accessible walks for you to try.


1. Penrose to Porthleven, Cornwall

Whether you want to keep it short and just explore the lake or take on a more challenging walk through the woods, this walk is suitable for a powered 4×4 wheelchair. This walk takes you through the woods and along the coastal path to the seaside town of Porthleven there you will see spectacular views of the freshwater lake meet the North Atlantic Sea.

2. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne is an island located in Northumberland. The small island does not disappoint with much to explore on the island from the ruins of, a 16th-century castle to a nature reserve. This walk takes you from the Green Lane car park, up through the village to the Priory and then down to the castle, which is owned and run by the National Trust.


3. Wareham Forest

Wareham Forest is there to be explored with many wheelchairs accessible tracks running through the forest. The short walk starts with a wide track from the Sika Trail car park to a magnificent viewpoint. The track is flat and made of compounded gravel, perfect for powerchairs. Wareham Forest is home to a range of wildlife, including deer. You may also catch a sighting of woodlarks, or even a sand lizard or smooth snake.


4. Loxley Valley, Sheffield

This short walk is a woodland ramble along a stile free path in Loxley Valley The route continues past the mill pond leaving you with a haven for nature, perfect for bird lovers. It is perfect for a wheelchair user with compacted gravel paths 93 cm wide to easily accommodate wheelchairs.


5. The River Tyne, Hexham

Just a 15-minute walk from the centre of Hexham, on the south bank of the River Tyne, is Tyne Green Country Park. There is a large green open space – perfect for picnics and family fun. The walk along the stunning riverbank has plenty of wildlife to watch along the River Tyne. The park features an avenue of beautiful mature trees. From the riverside, you get a good view of the 18th-century bridge – just one of the many bridges that cross the River Tyne. The paths are solid and level making it a wheelchair accessible walk.


6. From Devoran to Bissoe, Cornwall

This wheelchair-friendly walk in Cornwall follows the route of the abandoned tramway line, used in the 1800s by the local copper mines. The Coast to Coast starts at the port of Devoran on the south coast down to the harbour of Portreath on the North coast. The flat purpose-built track makes it ideal for wheelchairs of all types.


These walks are just the tip of the iceberg of the great walks the UK has to offer for wheelchair users, why don’t you try them for yourself!