Lincolnshire Accessible Countryside
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 Lincolnshire.
Walks Greenspaces and Countryside
Ashing Lane Nature Reserve - "Ashing Lane Nature Reserve is made up of areas of woodland and meadows of different ages, created by volunteers on what was once agricultural land." "The hard paths of the All Abilities Area are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs in all weather." - from the Nettleham Woodland Trust website
Chambers Farm Nature Reserve - "Chambers Farm Nature Reserve is a fascinating place for anyone interested in flora and fauna. Situated on the site of a medieval woodland it contains ancient limes and a wealth of butterflies - a joy for any nature lover at anytime of the year." "Easy access trail" - from the Forestry England website
Donna Nook National Nature Reserve - "The reserve consists of dunes, slacks and inter-tidal areas. Coastal processes alter the natural features from year to year. Sand from the beach and offshore sandbanks is blown inland by easterly winds to form dune ridges. Deposition of material from the River Humber has resulted in mudflats and saltings. The advancing dunes have trapped areas of saltmarsh behind them, and these areas have gradually become less saline, allowing an interesting plant community to develop. In winter, there is a breeding colony of grey seals, with more than 2,000 pups born annually. A viewing area at the foot of the sand dunes reduces disturbance to the seals and ensures the safety of visitors." "Disabled ramp access from the Stonebridge car park" "Stonebridge car park with limited disabled parking and ramp access, blue badge holders only on busy weekends" "There is easy access to the viewing area from the Stonebridge car park which is signposted as blue badge holders only during busy weekends over seal season" - from the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website
Far Ings National Nature Reserve - "Far Ings is situated on the south bank of the Humber Estuary, a major east-west flyway for migrating birds. The sight and sound of a skein of geese flying over is spectacular. The pits and reedbeds at Far Ings and along the Humber bank are a legacy of the tile and cement industry which flourished between 1850 and 1959" "Many paths are suitable for wheelchairs (except for closed gates when sheep are present). There is disabled access to two bird hides. Contact the Trust for further information" "The centre is fully accessible on both floors, with toilet facilities and refreshments available to purchase." "Disabled toilets, Baby changing facilities" - from the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website
Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve - "Gibraltar Point is a dynamic stretch of unspoilt coastline running southwards from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of the Wash. Known for its impressive views and sheer scale and diversity of wildlife, Gibraltar Point is worth visiting in different seasons to fully appreciate its landscape" "Most paths around the reserve are accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility scooters. Download the Countryside for All map under 'Walks and trails' below for details on path surfaces, gradients and facilities" "Disabled toilets, Baby changing facilities" "Both cafe and Visitor Centre are fully accessible for wheelchairs" - from the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website
- Download the Countryside for All Gibraltar Point leaflet from the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website
Saltfleetby -Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve - we understand there are 3 accessible trails suitable for wheelchair users. - "This important reserve contains tidal sand and mudflats, salt and freshwater marshes and sand dunes. On the foreshore, accreting mud and silt flats and saltmarsh in the north give way to a narrower sandy beach at the southern end. The sand dunes are also much wider in the north and there is an extensive freshwater marsh between two dune ridges, which converge into a narrower ridge south of Churchill Lane at Theddlethorpe." "Various routes including an easy access trail with display boards through Rimac" - from the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website.
Spa Trail - "Walk, cycle or ride the Spa Trail on 3 miles of flat, surfaced path/bridleway along the mid-section of the old Horncastle to Woodhall Junction railway line and part of the Horncastle Canal." "This easy, traffic free route is ideal for wheelchair users and families with young children and pushchairs" - from the Woodhall Spa Community Website
Stapleford Woods - "White Walking Trail at Stapleford Woods - This surfaced easy access trail meanders through stunning woodland" "Trail Length 0.75 miles" - from the Forestry England website
Whisby Nature Park - "Whisby Nature Park is a beautiful landscape near Lincoln, full of wildlife, walks and trails. Once barren and lifeless, this amazing place now abounds with wildlife. The park was created by quarrying for sand and gravel, but nature has reclaimed the pits and bare sand, creating habitats for many species" "Footpaths are level, the majority are hard surfaced though may be muddy in places. Disabled toilets, Baby changing facilities. The Centre is fully accessible on both floors, with toilet facilities and homemade hot and cold refreshments available to purchase in the Boardwalk Bistro" from the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website