With a network of footpaths (many of which are flat and easy to walk) you can take in the sights and get back to nature in this beautiful country park. There are three designated accessible walking routes, with easy to follow maps available at the cark park. Additionally, there are terrain buggies available free of charge (following a brief safety induction) for those with limited mobility. Designated accessible parking bays and accessible toilets are available on site.
Next up is Morecambe Promenade. Once a vibrant holiday destination, Morecambe now has a slightly more laid back atmosphere – though remnants of the good old days can still be seen in the arcades along the prom. This is an excellent day out for those looking to relive childhood memories of ice cream and days on the beach. There’s also the much anticipated Eden Project North coming soon which should add an element of excitement to the day. There is accessible parking dotted along the length of the promenade and there’s the added benefit of being a flat, easy walk with plenty of places to stop for a much-needed brew or bite to eat along the way.
For the nature lovers, Brockholes is an ideal day out. With a wide range of footpaths and boardwalks, as well as nature spotting hides, there’s something for everyone. The kissing gates are wide enough for small wheelchairs to pass through but larger wheelchairs and mobility vehicles are able to use the adjacent gates after requesting a key. There is accessible parking and toilets at the visitor centre but no toilets out on the reserve.
A firm favourite with Lancastrians! Overlooking the city of Lancaster and Morecambe Bay, Williamson Park offers stunning views and a range of activities for all the family. Although some footpaths are somewhat rugged, there is still plenty to explore on the accessible paths. Williamson Park is also home to a butterfly house and a small zoo, along with some fabulous architecture in Ashton Memorial. After wandering through the grounds, take a break in the Pavilion Café for a bite to eat and a hot drink. There is some accessible parking on site and toilet facilities available. Though the majority of paths are paved and well maintained, there are some steep inclines worth bearing in mind.
If it’s a long, flat coastal walk you’re looking for then look no further. The length of coast from Fleetwood all the way down to Blackpool is home to beautiful promenades and sea defences – all of which are well maintained, flat and easy to walk. Admire the sea defences, take in the scenery and breathe in the salty sea air. With a mix of seaside towns and expanses of virtually untouched salt marshes, there’s something for everyone. There is accessible parking in various locations along the route. Will you take on the challenge of walking the entire length?
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