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First Accessible Festival held in the Yorkshire Dales 2nd April - 10th April 2022

The launch day of our new charity, Access the Dales is on 2nd April, at Ravenseat, home of Yorkshire Farmers Clive and Amanda Owen.

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

The celebrations will be continuing on into the evening with a fundraising Hoe Down, which will be held at the Engine Shed, Pennine View park, Kirkby Stephen. More details to follow.

As part of the launch, we would like to develop an accessible walking festival in the Dales and get local businesses involved so that we can promote all things that are disabled friendly and showcase accessible accommodation and attractions.

There are all sorts of ways for you to be involved from organising an accessible walk from your business to offering a discount on afternoon tea! You may wish to organise a dementia friendly/ autism friendly visit to your place of interest, or lead a BSL signed tour (we can help you with that). It doesn’t have to be a big event, we would just like local businesses to have the opportunity to open their doors and let people living with disabilities and long-term illness know that they are there.

For businesses interested in being involved:

We will promote their event as part of the festival and will organise bookings etc, via eventbrite.

You can find more information about Access the Dales and details of the walking festival here

For more information, please contact Debs on 07715 964 621 or email


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