Wheel chair walks in the lakes and dales,upto 3/4 miles and with reasonable surfaces,number 1 son has a truely ,orrid taylor spacial frame on for atleast a year and due to repeated infections we are reluctant to venture abroad so the lakes seem the next best.
Tarn hows and maybe hardrow force seem to be the limit of my knowledge.Anyone with any ideas,would be much appreciated.
While im here anyone know of any 6 berth wheel chair friendly accomodation in the Kendal area?Help needed and appreciated.
There's a constructed wheelchair path from the carpark at the top of the lane behind Latrigg (the one you might use for Skiddaw) up to Latrigg summit. I think it's probably less than a kilometre in length. It's a fantastic place for a view over Derwentwater and out over much of the central and western fells.
The old railway path from Keswick (starts near the swimming pool) out towards Threlkeld should be useable too (it's also a cycleway).
I used this website when I took my mother on holiday a couple of years ago. It's got good information on access and seems to have improved since then.
Miles Without Stiles
Thank goodness SteveG posted the 'Miles Without Stiles' info, otherwise I'd have been raking my memory for hours and wouldn't have got half the ones on that site. Those routes are the 'usual suspects' when it comes to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Just bear in mind that a handful of those routes are also used by vehicles, so keep your eyes open.
Some years ago I was asked to come up with a route as close as possible to the Cumbria Way, but completely accessible for a young woman in a wheelchair. I managed to pick minor roads and tracks running roughly parallel to the route, but of course couldn't offer anything between the Old Dungeon Ghyll and Stonethwaite, and suggested they did everything else and just left a gap in the middle.
many thanks peeps,keep them coming ,probably going easter.regards.
p.s miles without stiles looks really good.
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