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Mission Statement

Access the Dales

Getting outside is vital for the mind, body and the soul.  We are committed to making the Yorkshire Dales more accessible to more people by growing the number of locations where you can borrow an all-terrain wheelchair.


We are passionate about getting children outdoors and this is why we are concentrating our effort and resources to get all-terrain wheelchairs which are specially designed for children into the Dales so that families and carers can enjoy the great outdoor together.  

A child using the TerrainHopper mini on a track in the countryside

Ethos and Values

Access The Dales Logo


The principles we live by at Access the Dales are:  

  • to respect one another and listen to each other 

  • to empower everyone to get outside whatever their ability 

  • to provide a means of accessing the countryside for people of all abilities 

  • to encourage responsible use of the outdoors 

  • to encourage every child and adult to be proud of who they are. 


Our core values of respect, achievement and positivity are a fundamental part of our charity, Access the Dales 


Access the Dales exists to break down the barriers that prevent children with limited mobility to enjoy 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. 

Two people in a wooded area, one using an all terrain wheelchair, the other standing


  • To enable Access the Dales the ability to fund initiatives and activities for charitable needs which reflect its beliefs and ethos. 

  • To encourage and inspire all people, whatever their ability to enjoy the outdoors for the benefit of physical and mental health.  

  • To remove the barriers of getting children with disabilities outdoors in the Yorkshire Dales by the provision of all-terrain wheelchairs in suitable locations. 

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