6 UK Destinations Perfect for a Long-Weekend for Mobility Scooter Users
Last week we published some of our best tips for mobility scooter users looking to take a trip away in the UK. While travelling with mobility issues can sometimes feel like a stressful experience with limited options, there are in fact many locations in the UK that are accessible to anyone with mobility issues.
Below, we’ve listed some of our favourite UK destinations for a day out, whether that’s for a single day trip or for a long weekend enjoying the British countryside!
East Anglian Coast
The East Anglian coast is famously flat with wide sandy beaches, making this area of the UK ideal for anyone with mobility problems.
There are a number of things you can do here, from enjoying beach wheelchairs in Great Yarmouth, bird and seal spotting in Dunwich, to beautiful seaside walks along the coast on accessible, flat paths.
Brighton is a fantastic destination for anyone with mobility issues. Brighton Dome, Brighton Wheel, and the Brighton Sea Life Centre all make for wonderful days out and are accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooter users.
If the sun is shining, you can also enjoy walking along the pathway by the beach and take in the many shops, restaurants and more that make Brighton such a unique destination in the UK.
Cairngorms National Park
Cairngorms National Park is located in the North East of Scotland, and is the perfect UK destination for those amongst you who like to get a little adventurous when you go away!
Full of mountains, rivers, and forests, the National Park has a number of trails that are accessible for both wheelchair and mobility scooter users, as well as a number of sandy beaches perfect for relaxing and taking in the scenery. Cairngorms also has a Mountain Railway and Ski centre which is accessible year round with a funicular railway to access the mountain top.
Fairburn Ings, Castleford
Fairburn Ings is located in Castleford, West Yorkshire. The RSPB Fairburn Ings centre is an ideal day out for birdwatching and pretty nature walks through the countryside. The centre has many easily accessible trails, nd also has a wheelchair accessible bird hide for anyone to enjoy.
Head here if you fancy a weekend away in the countryside with an abundance of UK wildlife to watch and enjoy.
The Lake District has without a doubt some of the most impressive, beautiful scenery in the whole of England, with mountains and sparkling lakes aplenty. There are many walks around the many lakes that are accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooter users, allowing you to enjoy a walk around the countryside and the chance to immerse yourself in the impress views.
Be sure to have a look at the Lakedistrict.gov.uk database detailing over 40 accessible walks.
Pembrokeshire is home to one of the most beautiful coasts in Wales, with a host of activities and things to do for anyone, including those with limited mobility.
The National Park has over 15 routes intended for mobility scooter users and powered wheelchairs – take a look at their ‘Walks for All’ guide for more information.
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