Walkshire

Accessible Walking in Yorkshire

Accessible Walking in Yorkshire

Our Walkshire campaign highlights the array of walks available throughout Yorkshire. We want everyone to enjoy the outdoors and make sure the enjoyment of the outdoors is accessible to all. We want Yorkshire to be a place where as many people as possible can choose to go walking, and where it’s easy and enjoyable to do so, whether in the countryside or in the city.

We support the work to make both the urban and rural walking environment is more accessible to people with limited mobility and wheelchair users, including improving the accessibility of the footpath network, access land and managed green spaces, as long as this is done appropriately to the environment.

Canal and River Trust think that a walk along a canal is something that should be enjoyed by as many people as possible. While not all routes are suitable for people with disabilities, towpaths can often be flatter and more accessible than other footpaths. Find out more about their access for all here.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is thrilled to support the Miles without Stiles initiative. These routes are suitable for those in wheelchairs, buggies or even walking dogs who can’t negotiate stiles easily. They are all under 2 miles. Find out more about these walks here.

The North York Moors National Park has a wide array of easy access walks. They also offer the use of a Tramper; an electric all-terrain mobility scooter available for use at Sutton Bank National Park Centre and Ravenscar Visitor Centre. Find out more about their accessibility here.

Discover more of Yorkshire's accessible walking routes here.