Useful links

  • Accessible Countryside for Everyone – ACE is a website providing information on walks, countryside and green spaces which are accessible to those using wheelchairs, mobility scooters, pushchairs and buggies, as well as info on disabled and carer organisations, accessible camp sites, holiday accommodation, sports, taxis, pubs and restaurants. ACE promotes and encourages the publication of accessibility info for leisure and recreation.
  • Get Walking Keep Walking is a Ramblers project to get more people walking and understand the health and well-being benefits of getting out and about! Useful information generally on walking, city routes and inspiration to get you started.
  • Walking World: good database of walks across the UK and beyond. It is a useful starting point to give you an idea for new routes based on distance, area or feature. However you will need to sign up to access full details and maps.
  • Walking Britain: walks, advice and information for walkers in the UK and further afield. Good forum and onward links.
  • Ramblers is the UK’s walking charity to safeguard footpaths, the countryside and to encourage people to get out and about walking. The website offers a ‘find a walk’ function which offers the option to search for group walks suitable for young children and buggies.
  • Met Office National Parks and Mountains weather forecast service is essential to check on before you head off into the wild, with or without little ones. Even the tamest and most low-lying of routes can be hazardous if the conditions are bad. Exposure to the elements is something to be taken extremely seriously at the best of times and even more so with a baby in tow.
  • Pushchair Walks is a great database of walking routes tried and tested for buggies.
  • Walking in Oxfordshire has a good selection of walks with free details and maps for routes in the county.
  • Miles without Stiles is a must for those heading to the Lake District and looking for buggy or accessible walks. Good selection of suitable routes and maps available on the site.
  • National Trust Walks is a page where you can search and download walks on National Trust land by area.
  • Forest of Dean 12 Easy Walks are a collection of short trails on good surfaces, with some walks suitable for normal pushchairs.
  • Walk Highlands is a great source of walk suggestions for the Scottish Highlands. Filter by difficulty, features, distance etc.

 

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