Through our work, we come across a whole host of excellent resources for adventurers with disabilities. These include inclusive adventure sports providers like ourselves, access aware organisations and accessible accommodation providers.
Below you will find some great links to get outdoors and accessing the Lake District. We will keep updating the listing as we find more and greater resources we can vouch for.
AccessTOG is the mobility ‘arm’ of The Outdoor Guide run by disabled ambassador Debbie North. TOG is committed to creating a countryside for all, through the development of wheelchair -friendly walks for people with poor or no mobility.
AccessTOG is putting together complete wheelchair-friendly packages for wonderful days out in the hills, towns and canals including the perfect pitstops, the perfect accommodation and the perfect cuppa.
In Debbie’s previous ‘life’, before she became a wheelchair user, she was a keen hill walker and spent much of her time in the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and completing long distance walks like the Coast to Coast, The Dales Way and Cumbria Way.
From a hospital bed she began researching all-terrain wheelchairs (ATW) as she was keen to get back out into the hills, despite having to now use wheels. Since then, as a result of major spinal surgery, she has got stronger and is now fulfilling her passion of hill walking using an ATW.
She is also a bit of a dare devil seeking routes that are longer, higher and more challenging. A real up close and personal experience, if you like, with hills, mountains and weather.
Situated near the village of Newby Bridge at the south end of Windermere, Fell Foot is a county park and community sporting hub with lake access. We host many of our activities here. It is easy to find, has brand new modern accessible facilities including a changing place and accessible toilet.
Fellfoot is beautiful and has an onsite cafe, play park, offroad wheelchair and well-surfaced paths. They also have a T-loop system, dedicated parking and a nicely comprehensive accessibility guide.
It makes for a great day out whether you book any of our accessible sports or not.
My Cumbria is a discount card that helps Cumbrians to Support Cumbrian Businesses we offer big discounts on Cumbrian Family Adventures through it for our: Newby Bridge, Ingleton and Windermere based activity days.
Here it is in their own words:
MyCumbria is a locals discount card with over 250 offers across Cumbria – from food, drink and afternoon tea to family activities, spa experiences and attractions. If you have a CA or LA Cumbria postcode at your home or work address, purchase a card for £20 and start enjoying our exclusive offers as many times as you like for a whole year. By becoming a MyCumbria member, you are supporting local businesses and livelihoods. It’s easy to sign up online and we will post out your new card!
The Lake District has two mobility Scooter hire sites one in the birdwatching paradise of Winlatter Forest and the other in the Famous Langdale valley.
A fantastic way to have a low-cost self-managed adventure in the Lakes.
For those looking to access the hilltops have a look at Freedom Wizard
for lead trips in more challenging terrain