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Welcome to Access the Dales

Making the inaccessible accessible

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We don’t ask that you pay a fee for using Access the Dales HUBS because we want to reduce the barriers for people to access the outdoors. However, if you would like to support us you can leave us a donation to help Access the Dales continue to develop the HUBS around the Yorkshire Dales.

To help make the inaccessible accessible for more people, please donate using the link below:

Why Access the Dales?

Access the Dales exists to break down the barriers that prevent people living with disabilities enjoying the great outdoors either independently or with their friends and family.  We will do this wherever need, demand and our capacity allow, by making all-terrain mobility vehicles available to borrow at outdoor locations in the Yorkshire Dales.  We are sharing information about accommodation, attractions, events, walks, facilities that cater for people with disabilities.

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Amanda Owen

Patron of Access the Dales

 

We are delighted that Amanda has agreed to be our patron of Access the Dales and she is very excited about welcoming visitors to Ravenseat farm to use the first of our children's all-terrain wheelchair.

Andy and Debbie North

Founders of Access the Dales

Andy and Debs has been blogging for several years about their accessible adventures in the Yorkshire Dales. If the pair of them were not at home, you would find them in the hills of Yorkshire  the Yorkshire Dales. In June 2021, following a short and cruel battle against cancer, Andy passed away.

 

His wish was for Debs continue to promote accessibility in the countryside for everyone.  In memory of Andy we began to i raise the money to buy an all-terrain wheelchair for children to be able to access the countryside. Over £16k was raised and the first chair was bought – a TerrainHopper Mini.  

 

And now we have created  

Access the Dales.

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BBC news coverage of the Accessible Festival April 2022
BBC new coverage of our accessible festival April 2022. Made possible with the support of TGA mobility, TerrainHopper and Paratreker

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