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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 Gwynedd


Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

Coed y Brenin (Dolgellau) - waymarked all-ability and family walking trails

Dôl Idris (Minffordd) - Accessible Walk - 1245 metres. - The path itself is flat and is suitable for people of all physical abilities. There are also four accessible picnic tables on the path.

Foel Ispri - Here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Mawddach estuary from one of Wales’ highest vantage points which is accessible to wheelchairs. There is approximately 300 metres of path suitable for wheelchair users. The path continues from the end of the accessible path but it is not suitable for wheelchairs.(broken link reported)

Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery - Large print information and/or interpretation Toilets for disabled Wheelchair access to some public areas

Kingfisher Trail - Padarn Country Park - Access for the less able - the trail leads from the Gilfach Ddu car park and is designed for less able users and wheelchairs. Visit the lake shore or go to watch climbers and divers in the Vivian Quarry or visit the only working slate incline in the area.

Mawddach Trail (Dolgellau) - Standard of path: Compacted/ 3 metres wide from Morfa Mawddach to Dolgellau. - To cycle, walk and enjoy miles of flat, smooth surface. For spectacular views, bird watching and wildlife. High standard of path and facilities

National Slate Museum (Llanberis) There is wheelchair access, suitable for unaccompanied wheelchair users to most parts of the museum, along slate paving and shingle paths.Disabled toilet, designated disabled parking,

Parc Glynllifon - (Charges) Disabled facilities. A wheelchair and pushchair circuit of the park (wheelchairs on loan - please phone for availability)

Traeth Benar Boardwalk - Accessible Walk - 200 metres . Grasscrete car park, picnic table, accessible public toilets (broken link reported)


Nature Reserves

Coedydd Aber NNR - The main path spanning the distance from the reserves entrance at Bont Newydd to the base of Rhaeadr Fawr is wide enough to accommodate large numbers of visitors – as well as wheelchair users. (RADAR locks on gate - see info on website)

Yr Wyddfa NNR - The first 2.5km of the Miners Track to Llyn Llydaw from Pen y Pass car park is the most accessible, since it is wide, surfaced and has no stiles.


Other Useful Links

Gwynedd Council Support for Unpaid Carers - information on support and services available to carers

Carers Outreach Service North West Wales (Gwynedd) - 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.

CIL (Centre for Independent Living) - CIL De Gwynedd - The aim is to improve the lives of adults with physical disability, help reduce dependency and isolation, be able to live safely and happily, participate in the community, and have access to all necessary information and services.

Disability Sport Gwynedd - A coached Wheelchair Tennis Programme, an exiting Shooting initiative to check out, Sports Wheelchairs for badminton use in Bangor & Porthmadog Leisure Centres, there are 2 Boccia Clubs, an Adaptive rowing facility and accessible pools.

Adaptive Active - Mawddach Estuary - Active people can find plenty of outdoor challenges around the Mawddach Estuary, whatever their level of ability. We have pulled together some of the facilities in the area that might be of interest to visitors with specific needs.

Caernarfon Celts Wheelchair Basketball Club - Arfon Leisure Centre - new Wheelchair Baketball Club offering qualified coaching on Monday evenings 6-8pm at the Tennis Centre in Caernarfon. We have 20 top quality sports chairs available


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