Top Accessible Walks With The National Trust

Our partners at The National Trust have picked some of their favourite accessible trails, taking in gardens, coastal clifftops and rolling countryside. Well maintained paths and easy terrain make these routes suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility aids.

 

We want everyone to be able to get out and enjoy the countryside and enjoy the fresh air with friends and family. So, we've also teamed up with the Trust to create a new mini-series to get you inspired and prepared for your next adventure - here's presenter Lizzie Daly exploring an accessible trail at Blickling Estate:

Our Favourite Accessible Walks

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Did our video get you in the mood for exploring the countryside? Why not follow the same trail? This flat multi-use trail will take you through woodland and across farmland. There's also wildlife and historical monuments to discover along the way.

 

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Killerton, Devon

This walk takes you through the park at Killerton before heading into the hillside garden. Keep an eye out for the giant redwood, which is the tallest tree in the garden. The walk follows fairly easy terrain along gravel paths. It is fully wheelchair and pushchair accessible, although there are a few ascents and descents along the way.

 

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Baggy Point, Devon

This easy walk is great for families. It takes you along the west side of Baggy Point with far-reaching coastal and sea views. Bird watchers will have plenty to look out for, and if you have a keen eye you may see seals. At certain times of year, you can even watch rock climbers scaling the cliffs. The route follows a well-surfaced and fairly flat path, which is suitable for wheelchairs, all-terrain mobility scooters and pushchairs.

 

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Giant's Causeway Green Trail, Northern Ireland

This clifftop trail boasts incredible views of the Giant's Causeway and, if the weather is clear, you can see as far as Scotland and the Inishowen Peninsula in Ireland. At Runkerry Head you might be lucky enough to spot dolphins and porpoises swimming in the bay.

 

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Nelly's Moss Lakes Walk, Cragside, Northumberland

This flat family-friendly trail takes you around two of Cragside's lakes, which used to supply power and water to the house and gardens during Victorian times. The lakes are now a haven for wildlife. Look out for frogs, toads and herons.

 

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Salcombe Hill, Devon

This short cliff-top walk offers a fantastic introduction to the South West Coast Path, with far-reaching views over Sidmouth, High Peak, Ladrum Bay and more. The well-maintained gravel path means the route is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, so everyone can enjoy a bit of fresh coastal air. Sip from a flask of tea whilst admiring your surroundings from one of the clifftop benches.

 

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Woodland Trail, Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Follow this trail through quiet woodland and historic carriageways with gorgeous views of the house and parkland. Other highlights include great picnicking spots, native trees and the estate's herd of red ruby cattle.

 

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Accessible Trail, Porth, Truro

This circular trail, which is suitable for wheelchairs, takes you up gentle slopes with views of Porth Creek and Froe. It also borders farmland, meadows and weaves through woodland.

 

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Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Although peaceful today, Bembridge and Culver Downs were once a scene of much military activity. This fairly flat walk ambles along the top of the downs, giving fascinating insights into the Isle of Wight’s role in wartime defence and intelligence. The walk is suitable for most wheelchairs and offers spectacular views over Sandown Bay, Whitecliff Bay and Brading Haven.

 

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Ickworth River Walk and Cycle Route

Follow this trail past Ickworth Lodge and along the River Linnet until you reach a beautiful walled garden. You'll also discover a restored church with a 13th-century altar and a twisted old old oak tree, which was a popular spot for tea parties. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, especially buzzards, kingfishers and deer.

 

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Circular Walk at Tarn Hows, Cumbria

Admire views of lakes and mountains on this easy circular walk that can be enjoyed by all the family. If you're lucky you might spot some fluffy Belted Galloway cows grazing the landscape.

 

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