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Directory of Miles without Stiles walks in the National Parks in England #mileswithoutstiles

a lady using a TGA Breeze mobility scooter to access a trail beside the famous Ribblehead Viaduct
A visitor using a TGA Breeze beside the Ribblehead Viaduct

Being out in nature is a wonderful experience, however this can come with it challenges when trying to take part in these adventures when having a disability, or unsure on your abilities to go on walks if it is not something you are used to doing. For this reason, we have worked on trying to make this more access for all.

Following the guidance provided by Sensory Trust on behalf of Natural England, and in collaboration with Natural Resources Wales, they have designed a grading system for walk which inform you on what they route is like to walk.

The categories are:

the route for all logo - Green

Route for all – Green:

Gradients will be no more than 1:10 and the surface will be hard and smooth with some loose stones no bigger than 10mm. They are suitable for everyone, including people operating their own wheelchairs and pushchair users. Path widths will be a minimum of 1 metre with passing places.

the route for many logo - Blue

Route for many – Blue:

Existing gradients no more than 1:10, although newly built gradients can be up to 1:8. The path surface will preferably be hard and firm in all weather and may be rougher with some stones of 4cm diameter. They are suitable for assisted wheelchair users and those with more robust, all terrain type buggies.

the route for some logo - Red

Route for some – Red:

Existing gradients will be no more than 1:8 will have improved surfacing or handrails. There may be some low steps up to 10cm in height. Stone surface material may be up to 10cm in diameter.

Below you will find each of the 10 National Parks, we have developed tables of the different walks that are with graded with the Miles without Stiles grading or have been identified as accessible walks for you to easily work out which you may enjoy.

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor national park accessible walks
Download PDF • 145KB

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor national park assessable walks
Download PDF • 105KB

Lake District National Park

Lake District National accessible walks
Download PDF • 303KB

New Forest National Park

New Forest National Park Accessible walks
Download PDF • 117KB

North Yorkshire Moors National Park

North York Moors National Parks accessible walks
Download PDF • 151KB

Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Parks accessible walks
Download PDF • 179KB

Peak District National Park

Peak District National Park accessible walks
Download PDF • 181KB

South Downs National Park

South Downs National Park Accessible walks
Download PDF • 143KB

Norfolk Broads National Park

The Norfolk Broads
Download PDF • 220KB

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Yorkshire Dales national park accessible works
Download PDF • 140KB

the author's signature, Ella Pritchard

MSc Occupational Therapy Student

Sheffield Hallam University


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