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North East England

This page will cover Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear and Yorkshire

These are general websites which have details of some accessible places or walks that may or may not be listed on our County pages.

Walks Greenspaces and Countryside

Access for all in the Yorkshire Dales National Park Archived PDF download - A guide to access opportunities for visitors who are less mobile, are wheelchair users or who have young children - (no longer published but may be of use)

Accessible natural sites (Yorks) - Natural England Archived site - Each natural site is described to help you decide if it meets your access needs. The information has been gathered from the organisations that manage the sites.

Mid Teesdale (Railway Trails) Archived PDF download - some wheelchair access and easy walking.

North York Moors - Access for All - Several pages of useful info, routes and suggestions.

North York Moors National Park Authority Accessible trails - The North York Moors National Park Authority has developed eight fully accessible routes for heavy duty wheelchairs and pushchairs through woodland, along riversides, by lakes, overlooking the Heritage Coast, through the heart of the moorland and around an important archaeological site.

Places to Visit made Easier (Visit Redcar and Cleveland) - Useful local info on accessible places and services

Walking in Darlington - look out for our new symbols for walks with family appeal, those with an educational element and ‘access for all’ which are suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Walking in Kielder Water & Forest Park - The path encircles Kielder Water's 27 mile shoreline and is almost 26 miles in total. It is suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, mobility scooters and wheelchair users - also see Archive PDF download

Walking the Riding Website - The site has a search facility identifying easy walks suitable for wheelchairs and buggies

Yorkshire Coast and Countryside - Disability Access Info - Local info for disabled visitors

Yorkshire Dales N P - Access for All - Information and 17 "Miles without Stiles" routes

Yorkshire Dales N P - Car parks and public toilets - note these require a RADAR key

Yorkshire Dales N P - Miles without stiles - you can download each route card

Other Useful Links

Adapt (North East) - a community-based organisation providing services to people in North East England.

Disability North (Newcastle Upon Tyne) - a free Independent Living Service which promotes social inclusion, independence and choice for disabled and older people in the North East of England and Cumbria.

Disability Tennis NE (Facebook page) - Updates on Disability Tennis in the North East covering Carlisle, Newcastle & Sunderland DTN - Twitter @NECumbriaTennis

Gateway Wheelers - "Our Mission is to enable people with disabilities to enjoy cycling and create opportunities for personal development by providing suitable cycles, equipment and support." - "We have regular rides at Chester-le-Street, Darlington and Gateshead Stadium"

Friends Action North East (FANE) - established in 2004, is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and the sole purpose of our team is to help adults in the North East of England with learning disabilities to make and keep friends.

Inclusion North - works in the North East and Yorkshire & Humber to promote the inclusion of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers

St. Annes Community Services - Supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, homeless people, and people with drug or alcohol issues


For tourist attractions information see

- many include brief accessibility information for visitor attractions, gardens, heritage and nature attractions



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