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Accessible walks - suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs

Access for all

Access for all walks are suitable for people with limited mobility, wheelchair users, families with pushchairs and the visually impaired, who will be able to visit and enjoy these areas of Eden:

  • Stenkrith Park, Kirkby Stephen (2.2miles/3.5km) which includes the Viaducts Walk and the Poetry Path - telling the story of a year in the life of a hill farmer carved in stones along the way.  Suitable for buggies, wheelchairs and dogs on leads (NY772075).

Penrith Rotary Walk

An Access for all Walk leaflet has been produced by the Rotary Club of Penrith. The route has been chosen to make the walk accessible to all, including those with disabilities.

Ullswater

The Lake District National Park have created a series of walks around The Lake District - Miles without Stiles - suitable for people with limited mobility.  This includes a route starting from Pooley Bridge and one around Brotherswater.


South Tyne Trail, Alston

On The South Tyne Trail at Alston there's a ¼ mile section of well-surfaced path leading from the South Tynedale Railway Station. It is easily accessible from the car park and riverside picnic site. The footpath continues down the South Tyne Valley adjacent to the narrow gauge railway. The South Tyne Trail leaflet is available from Alston Tourist Information Centre.


Smardale Gill Nature Reserve walk, near Kirkby Stephen (Cumbria Wildlife Trust)

Smardale Gill Nature Reserve, near Kirkby Stephen occupies a 6km/3.5 mile section of the disused railway line which once ran from Tebay to Darlington.  The northern end of the nature reserve includes the steep wooded slopes of the gill carved by Scandal Beck, whilst south of Smardale Gill Viaduct the character of the nature reserve changes and you find yourself in open rolling countryside typical of the area.

The Skelton to Unthank Footpath

The Skelton to Unthank footpath is 1 mile long with a 1.5 mile post at the end of the all terrain path before the large field. The path to Unthank continues straight across the field.  Aim for the large tree and the field gate on the other side.

Skelton village can be accessed of the B5305 from Junction 41 off the M6. Parking is available at the Village Hall car park on the right as you enter the village. For access to the path, follow the sign to the Church. Access to the path at Unthank is best done from the Upfront Gallery where parking is available and a short walk takes you to the sign post at Nelson Square.

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