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.
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Europe investing in rural areas
Anyone Can: Connecting Transport Hubs to Lake Shores - Accessible Canoeing
Purchase of an accessible powered support and rescue vessel, and a mobile fleet of canoes with trailer
It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Supported by the Cumbria Fells and Dales Local Action Group