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Access for all

The choice of accommodation, places to visit and facilities for those with disabilities visiting the Lake District, Cumbria has never been better. More and more places now have excellent facilities including rooms specially equipped with the latest accessible equipment.

We want the Lake District, Cumbria to be known as a great places for people of all abilities, so with our Access For All page, we have brought together lots of information to help you plan your holiday here and choose the best places to visit.

Accommodation

Many of the properties on Golakes have facilities suitable for those with disability and some have specially adapted rooms making it a lot easier to plan your visit to the area with confidence.

We have gathered a selection of places to stay that offer access for all. Please check each property listing for full details of the types and extent of accessible provision.

Accessible Residential Holidays
The Calvert Trust

The Lake District Calvert Trust is a residential outdoor centre delivering challenging outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities.

Located on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, the centre offers accessible accommodation, a very warm welcome and exciting breaks for schools, groups, families and individuals with their friends and carers.

Accessible to people of all ages with sensory, learning or physical disabilities, including those with the most complex needs.

Check out this blog page showcasing some of the exciting activities available and find out more about residential breaks with the Calvert Trust here.

Calvert Trust - Accessible Resdential Holidays

Miles without Stiles

Miles without stiles

Easy-access walking routes in Cumbria

Miles without stiles is an initiative by the Lake District National Park, with details of 48 routes across the National Park that are suitable for people with limited mobility, including wheelchair users, families with pushchairs, and the visually impaired.

Containing an interactive map of routes for you to explore and a full list of the routes available choose from.

View Miles Without Stiles

More to Explore

More to Explore
Discover Morecambe Bay’s Accessible Routes For All Users

Morecambe Bay is a great place to explore, with amazing sunsets natural landscapes and one of the most beautiful coastlines in Britain.

Morecambe Bay is a big area which stretches from the south west coast of Cumbria to Fleetwood in Lancashire and along the way you can visit coastal towns such as Grange-over-Sands, Morecambe and Heysham. The headlands of Morecambe Bay offer spectacular, seascape views; with wide-open vistas across the tidal sand and mud flats towards the Lake District and the Bowland Fells.

The Bay also contains a superb array of wildlife, such as oystercatchers and other waders marching up the shore at Hest Bank, Bolton-le-Sands, in front of the advancing tides, to seals lazing around the south tip of Walney.

The More to Explore project is developing a series of all-ability routes and associated all-terrain mobility scooter hire venues. The aim is to open up parts of Morecambe Bay to a wider range of users from families with pushchairs to wheelchair users, allowing the discovery and exploration of the rich cultural and environmental heritage of the area.

The project is at an early stage – currently piloting an initial series of routes and working with partners to establish a network of hire venues and volunteers. Morecambe Bay Partnership is committed to continue to develop and promote more facilities as the project develops.

Find out more about the project at the More to Explore website and click on the link below to view and download a leaflet with more information on accessible routes and hire venues in the area.

Events

Please look below for a range of events taking place in Cumbria that have disabled access and disabled toilet facilities.

You can search by date using the calendar or browse a selection from the carousel of events.

Transport

Knowing how to get around is vital to planning a trip so we have brought together a range of useful information relating to accessible transport. Whether travelling by car or using public transport, you can find useful information here to help you plan your perfect visit to the Lake District, Cumbria.

Parking

Please see our parking page for local council information on locations, prices and accessible spaces in car parks within that area.

 

Shopmobility

There are a number of Shopmobility schemes around the county, designed to help you get around, shop and explore your favourite shopping destinations.

Please choose an area and click the link to find out more about each scheme:

Promenade, Arnside

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