This month is National Walking Month, and what better time of year to get outdoors and enjoy some of the best of Britain’s walking trails?
There are many walks in Britain that have been designed to be accessible for all, promising a great day out enjoying the early spring sunshine. Enjoy one of the Bank holidays outdoors this months by taking your pick of these best accessible British walks.
1) National Trust, Croome
Croome Park, in Worcester, truly has something for everyone. With plenty of accessible paths, anyone can enjoy the park’s air force museum, cafes, natural trails, manor house, and gorgeous gardens that are bound to be blooming at this time of year. The park also has golf buggies available to access the further parts of the grounds!
2) Portishead Marina, Somerset
Take in Portishead’s beautiful harbour views with an accessible trail along the dockside, passing through the marina with views across Avonmouth and the Bristol. This is a wonderful walk with many things to take in, from waterfront scenery to sculptures by Rick Kirby.
3) Dulwich Park, London
Leafy Dulwich park has an accessible circular route that passes through some of the area’s very best sights. Pass through Belair Park and spot Belair House and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and then amble through Dulwich Village before ending in Dulwich Park once more to enjoy the vast expanses of greenery and ancient oaks occupying the land.
4) Tarka Trail, Devon
Tarka Trail is a part of a 180-mile network of trails on the Cornish coast. Named after Tarka the Otter, this route features dunes and impressive coastal views. You’ll started at Fremingon Quay and head east along the River Taw, a perfect spot to do some bird watching and enjoy the fresh sea breeze. This route also has the option of hiring mobility scooters at Fremingon Quay.
5) Glenmore Forest Park, Scotland
Six miles east of Aviemore, Glenmore Forest Park has two accessible trails starting from the visitor centre. The first will take you through a mile-long walk around Loch Morlich, which hosts the highest beach in Britain.
The second accessible path with take you through a beautiful, steep glen and end at the stunning Loch Uaine. A day out not to be missed if you’re in the area.
6) Rutland Water, East Midlands
Sitting on the border of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicester, the horseshoe shaped Rutland Water reservoir has over 25 miles of cycling and walking trails, with a wheelchair-friendly stretch tested by wheelchair-user Debbie North for the book The Outdoors Guide.
This lovely route will take you from Normanton car park, passing by the Neoclassical Normanton Church which has been partially submerged in the water.
Which walk will you be taking in the name of National Walking Month, and getting outdoors to enjoy some UK sunshine?
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