ACE Promotes access to the countryside, sport and leisure

Welcome to the new ACE website – a new design on a new platform, this means that any web links you have may need to be amended. This new site is designed to adapt better to the various screen sizes in use, from desktops to mobiles. The menu has also been updated to enable access to most of the site from any page. It has been in testing for several days before launch but if you do find a glitch please drop me a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ACE is an independent voluntary project, it is not a sales platform, it does not endorse products, it is here to provide information and promote accessibility to leisure and sport in England and Wales – primarily aimed at those with mobility issues, there carers and families.

The site has listings for national sport, family, carer and disabled organisations - regional and local links can also be found on the appropriate regional / county pages
For National and International accessible holiday links see the main Holidays page
For England & Wales accessible accommodation & camping links - see the Regional pages menu
For Wheelchair Walks, Greenspaces, Nature, Accessible Taxis, Pubs & Restaurants and Tourist Info links - select the Region then see the County pages menu


ACE needs your help

This is a one man operation and I am struggling! Please volunteer to spend a little time checking some of the links on the site, if you find a broken link try to locate the correct link (sites do change stuff around, try a site search or visit the appropriate section) or find an alternative link (using a search engine) then email me with the details - see the contact page – Do as little or as much as you like, no commitment required. You will be helping me and other users of the site. There are currently in excess of 3500 external links on the ACE site and as other organisations update their websites broken links are an unfortunate and annoying fact of life. While I am able to use software to identify broken links I just do not have the time and resources currently to seek out the correct / alternative links, hence this appeal. If enough people pitch in it may even release me to further develop the site.


Internet Safety

there is a page with links to free software and information websites to help keep you safe on the web - there are also links to reporting sites and charities that help with issues caused by internet use


Using the site

Each Region has its own sub-site, with information provided at County / District level. Where I have it I include information on walks, parks, nature reserves, beaches, sport, recreation, support organisation, useful tourist info, disabled friendly taxis, accessible campsites, pubs, restaurants and hotel dining.

I also list National Organisations supporting disabled people and carers, National Organisations supporting Children, Parents and Families and organisations offering sporting and recreational activities for disabled people.

For anyone thinking of 'creating accessibility' at a site or project there is a page with links to reference material and best practice.

The site is evolving and I hope that you will keep coming back to the site, ACE is here to save you time searching the internet for information, ACE does this for you bringing together in one place, what I believe to be reliable information, from official and reputable sources


The Countryside is for Everyone

England and Wales has some of the most fantastic countryside, from mountains and valleys to rolling hills and scenic coast.

There are thousands of miles of public footpaths, bridleways, green lanes, trails and tracks however I have found that so little appears to be accessible to those using wheelchairs or mobility scooters, parents with buggies or those with mobility impairment who find stiles difficult to negotiate.

I am not able to remove the obstacles but I can publicise the places that are accessible. We all have a right to enjoy the countryside and our hope is that this site will help in making it more accessible to more people. . . Enjoy. . . The Countryside IS for Everyone.


Support ACE

Follow on Twitter and Facebook - links are on the icons at the bottom of the page. You can also make a donation through PayPal you do not need a PayPal account, you can use credit / debit cards - by this method the transaction is secure and ACE do not have access to your card details

Accessible Tourist Info

I am also developing a sister site www.tourist.me.uk – providing basic tourist / visitor information including accessibility details for attractions, exhibitions and venues. This currently covers the South West, South East, East of England and Yorkshire. Development work will continue as my time and funds allow.

Donations

If you have been helped by the ACE website
please make a contribution to keep the site going -
please select the donation option
ACE receives no public funding or corporate sponsorship, all donations are gratefully received