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South Wales

This section covers Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan

Disabled Access, Wheelchair walks, Easy Access, Access for All, Mobility, Walks on Wheels, Miles without Stiles, Buggy Walks - whatever the term the following is all about accessibility to the countryside and green spaces of South Wales

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

Accessible Beaches - Swansea Bay Mumbles and Gower - Information on how to access Gower beaches for visitors with disabilities. + Landeez Wheelchair hire allow access onto beaches

Neath Canal and the Tennant Canal - Access: Restored section north of Resolven and the Aberdulais Basin are both accessible to disabled visitors (also see this site)

Walks for All - Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - Some walks have been surfaced to provide access for wheelchairs, others are footpaths or bridleways where the natural surface has not been changed. As a general guide, we have divided the walks into 'Easy Access Walks' and 'Adventure Walks'.

Wye Valley Easy Access Walks - We have selected 24 Easy Access walks and sites, both on the Wye Valley Walk and close to it. Click on Easy Access Walks pdfs on right for detailed descriptions of each walk.

Gwent Wildlife Trust Reserve Guide - reserves

Family and Disabled Support Organisations in Wales

Afasic Cymru - Afasic Cymru supports parents of children with speech and language and communication impairments.

After Adoption (Wales) - After Adoption works throughout Wales and provides support for birth parents and relatives, adoptive families and adopted people. We also provide intermediary services for those looking to trace relatives.

Age Cymru - Age Cymru is the leading charity for all older people in Wales. We campaign, we research and we fundraise to make sure we build a better life for all older people

Ataxia South Wales - 'Ataxia' means ‘lack of order’. People with ataxia have problems with movement, balance, and speech

Social Care Wales (formaly Care Council for Wales) - the social care workforce regulator in Wales responsible for promoting and securing high standards across the social services and social care workforce.

Carers Wales - Carers Wales is a charity set up to support people who care for an elderly relative, a sick friend or a disabled family member. We are part of Carers UK.

Cartrefi Cymru - is a not-for-profit organisation that supports people in Wales to lead fulfilled lives, at home and in the community.

Children in Wales - Children in Wales is the national umbrella children's organisation in Wales

Dewis Cymru - the place for information about well-being in Wales...information that can help you think about what matters to you, along with information about local organisations and services that can help!

Disability Wales - Disability Wales on-line – your first port of call for information, comment, opinion and opportunities for getting involved in campaigning for disability equality.

Dyfed Amputee Self-Help Group - an organisation for Amputees and is also organised by Amputees.

Fairbridge Cymru - Fairbridge Cymru has been working with young people aged 13-25 in Wales for over 21 years, and was formally registered as an independent Welsh charity with the Charity Commission in 2004.

Mencap Cymru - We support people with a learning disability to live more independently.

MS Society Cymru - Since 1956, we’ve been working to beat MS in Wales. We raise awareness of MS, make it a priority at political level and provide support and information to people affected by MS around the country.

The Disability Advice Project -The Disability Advice Project is a Torfaen based charity that serves the needs of disabled people, their families and carers in our community.

Sport

CardWheelTennClub (Twitter) - Wheelchair tennis players from South Wales and beyond. We play on Tues 11am-1pm/Thurs 12pm-2pm; Esporta, Cardiff. Email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dewis Cymru - the new well-being information website for organisations and citizens across Wales - info, links etc