A wheelchair user at Sutton Bank

Cleveland Way Circular

This route takes in part of the Cleveland Way at Sutton Bank in the North York Moors National Park is approximately 5.5 miles long. The vet and author James Herriot is reported to have said that the view from Sutton Bank over the Vale of Mowbray and the Vale of York are the “finest in England” and there isn’t much Continue Reading

A Tufted Duck at the Peatlands

Spring at Humberhead Peatlands

The Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve is made up of Thorne, Goole, Crowle Moors and Hatfield Moors and is managed by Natural England. The reserve is the remnants of wetland that occupied the floodplain of the Humberhead Levels thousands of years ago and is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for its habitat. It is internationally important breeding site for Continue Reading

Skipwith Church

Spring at Skipwith Common

This is a longer route around Skipwith Common, which is one of Natural England’s National Nature Reserves (NNR) and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The reserve is one of the last remaining areas of lowland heath and it is managed by Escrick Park Estates with the support of Natural England. Skipwith Common was also an Royal Air Force Continue Reading

Skipwith Common Monument

Skipwith Common Bomb Bay Route

This is a short figure of 8 route around at Skipwith Common, which is one of Natural England’s National Nature Reserves (NNR) and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The reserve is one of the last remaining areas of lowland heath and it is managed by Escrick Park Estates with the support of Natural England. Skipwith Common was also Continue Reading

A funghi at the peatlands

Autumn at Humberhead Peatlands

The Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve is made up of Thorne, Goole, Crowle Moors and Hatfield Moors and is managed by Natural England. The reserve is the remnants of wetland that occupied the floodplain of the Humberhead Levels thousands of years ago and is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for its habitat. It is internationally important breeding site for Continue Reading

Malham Tarn

This is a short film about a 4 mile circular route at Malham Tarn that is quite challenging for wheelchair users. A tramper is available for hire at the National Trust Office, however, pre-booking is essential and further details can be found on their website. There are not any disabled toilets at Malham Tarn and the closest ones are at Continue Reading

Aysgarth Falls

This is a 2.5 mile route that is very challenging for wheelchair users. Suitable clothing should be worn for this route and ensure that the ground conditions are not too wet when attempting it as many of the paths may become very muddy. As with all outdoor activities in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, please check the weather forecast before Continue Reading

A spillway at Dove Stone Reservoir

Dove Stone Reservoir

This is a challenging 2.5 mile long circular route around Dove Stone Reservoir, which is owned by United Utilities and managed in partnership with the RSPB. The reservoir is located just outside the village of Greenfield, off Holmfirth Road (A635) in the Peak District National Park. The paths on the route vary in condition and quality, ranging from smooth tarmac Continue Reading

A wheelchair user at Scammonden Water

Scammonden Water

This short linear route at Scammonden Water is approximately 1 mile long in total and can be combined with birdwatching or a picnic! The track is compacted gravel, which might get slightly dusty during drier weather and the surface was in good condition at the time of filming (June 2014). There are two gates, which may prove to be an Continue Reading

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Trail

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is dedicated to the final war between Richard III and Henry Tudor on the 22nd August 1485. The Centre is fully wheelchair accessible with a small platform lift at the end of the exhibition into the gift shop. The information boards are generally at a good height and there are two disabled toilets. The Tithe Barn Continue Reading

Huddersfield Broad Canal

Leeds Road to Aspley Marina

This film shows the route along the Huddersfield Broad Canal from the Leeds Road Sports Complex to Aspley Marina, Huddersfield. There are some obstacles along the towpath such as rough surfaces and barriers to keep motorbikes out, but all in all access is quite good. The starting point is at the Leeds Road Sports Complex where there are several disabled Continue Reading

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Standedge Tunnel to Marsden

This is a short linear route from Standegde Tunnel Visitors Centre to Marsden train station along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. There are five disabled parking spaces in the car park as well as disabled toilets in the CafĂ© and Visitors Centre. On the ground floor of the Visitors Centre there is a small exhibition about the history and construction of Continue Reading

Swinsty Reservoir

The Swinsty Reservoir Route at Fewston, North Yorkshire is designated as “Easy Access” by Yorkshire Water for disabled people and is approximately 3 miles long. There are two car parks at Swinsty Reservoir both of which have disabled parking but only one has a disabled toilet which is the Swinsty Moor car park, near Fewston, off the A59 Harrogate/Skipton Road Continue Reading

Kirkstall Abbey Park

This film and map show a short route to explore the historic ruins of Kirkstall Abbey just outside Leeds. Kirkstall Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery in Kirkstall north-west of Leeds city centre in West Yorkshire, England. It is set in a public park on the north bank of the River Aire. It was founded c.1152. It was disestablished during Continue Reading

Hudson Way Rail Trail

The Hudson Way Rail Trail at Market Weighton is just under 4 miles long. The first section of the trail follows the disused railway line before using minor roads to climb up to Goodmanham and then using local footpaths to get back to the start of the route.

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey near Ripon, North Yorkshire, is a World Heritage Site that is managed by the National Trust and boasts over 800 acres of beautiful countryside and 800 years of history. There are two car parks, one at the bottom of the valley and another at the top, both of which have parking spaces for disabled visitors. From the bottom Continue Reading

Bingley 5 Rise

Saltaire to Bingley 5 Rise

The route from Saltaire to Bingley Five Rise Locks along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal is approximately 3 miles long, including returning to Bingley Train Station. If you arrive at Saltaire Train Station make your way down the main street to the canal. Similarly, if you arrive by car there is on street disabled parking as well as at Salts Continue Reading

Leeds to Kirkstall Abbey

Please note: Since making this film in May 2011, improvements have been made to the canal towpath surface. The route from Leeds City centre to Kirkstall Abbey is approximately 4 miles long. It begins at Whitehall Road and follows the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to Wyther Lane where you then continue along Bridge Road until you reach the entrance to Continue Reading