Walks elsewhere in southern and south-eastern England

Wheelchair Walks in Surrey and HampsgireThe walks described in individual pages on this site are in the Woking/Guildford area, or nearby.  This page describes collections of walks in other parts of southern and south-eastern England, published online.  So, pack the car with a picnic or – better still – book a short break in these areas to enjoy a variety of the walks suggested!

Chichester Harbour
The Chichester Harbour Conservatory publishes an excellent guide suggesting many walks using the 90km of public rights of way through its Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It includes a section of seven short walks suitable for easy strolls by those with limited mobility and wheelchair users; the leaflet can be accessed and printed from this link: http://www.conservancy.co.uk/assets/assets/walks_short_strolls.pdf  We’ve done two of them and found the directions clear and concise.

For more details of walking around Chichester Harbour visit www.conservancy.co.uk, click the “Out and about” tab, then select “Walking”.

Kent “Easy Access” routes
Kent County Council’s web site has an excellent “Easy Access” section which lists and describes numerous walks. The Council defines easy access routes as “ideal for wheelchair users, those with pushchairs or just those who like flat surfaced routes with no gates or stiles”. They include town trails, walks through nature reserves and beside the sea. The web site provides a superb leaflet download for each walk which provides clear directions and a map.

Kent CC’s Easy Access page also links to a page listing “Easy Access Parks and Open Spaces”. They’ve thought of everything!

We hired a holiday cottage for a week in Spring 2011, when we walked several of the routes they suggest.

Kent CC has gone to a great amount of trouble in identifying easy access routes, trialling them and producing its detailed leaflet downloads. If only more councils would invest the same time and effort to help their residents and visitors.

Web address: http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/countryside_and_coast/easy_access.aspx

I hope to post more in the future!

All links were correct when this page was published. If you find an incorrect link, please tell me below, or via the response form HERE.

Royer Slater

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