Disabled Access, Wheelchair walks, Easy Access, Access for All, Mobility, Walks on Wheels, Miles without Stiles - whatever the term the following is all about accessibility to the countryside and green spaces of Denbighshire plus details of disabled sport, support and carers organisations in the county.
Walks Greenspaces and Countryside
Accessible Denbighshire - Council website with many accessible countryside sites listed
Clwydian Range AONB - Download the PDF map - showing accessible walks
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park - The Main path runs north to south through the middle of the site and reflects this rise in altitude in its gradient which averages at 1:20, 5% or 2.9 degrees. see this access statement PDF
Llangollen Canal Towpath – Llangollen Wharf to Chain Bridge see the article on the ACE blog - click here
North Wales Coastal Route - Prestatyn - From Offa's Dyke Centre, Prestatyn to Rhyl Promenade, 5 miles, mostly traffic free, tarmac surface.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Access to the canal is good. The aqueduct benefits from a big nearby car park with a level entry onto the canal towpath. The aqueduct is about 300 meters left of the car park. There is a swing bridge toward this side where the width narrows, although it is still wide enough for a single motorised wheelchair to access. The towpath is good with a smooth hard surface. The site is well catered with an information centre, toilet (inc disabled toilets) and café facilities.
Loggerheads Country Park - (ACE believe there are disabled toilets and baby changing facilities though the official website currently makes no mention) - see Loggerheads Riverside Trail above
Point of Ayr (RSPB) Reserve (Prestatyn) - It is possible for wheelchair users to access the 1 km seawall path, though access can be difficult, it takes you to a viewing point on the estuary
Other Useful Links
Disability Sport Wales in Denbighshire - my vision for Denbighshire is to encourage more clubs within the County to become inclusive and accessible to disabled people.
Llyn Brenig Sailing Club - LBSC is a small friendly club with membership that caters for families and single members, and has facilities for both able bodied and disabled sailors.
NEWCIS Denbighshire - If you are a carer, your local Carers’ Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. Each centre delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in its community.
The Vale of Llangollen Canal Boat Trust - formed in 1983 to raise money to build a narrowboat to provide day trips for disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages. . . we now have only our day-trip boat, 'Glas y Dorlan' . . . The Trust is run on a voluntary basis.
Rhyl Raptors Wheelchair Basketball Club - a new, dynamic and friendly club that has been developed by volunteers to provide physical activity opportunities for those with and without a Disability to play and train together in a safe and inclusive environment - open to anyone that can catch a ball and push a basketball chair
You'll Never Walk Alone - voluntary group runs weekly walks in Prestatyn; it's free and available to everyone