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Wheelchair Paths

The National Park Authority has improved and adapted a number of country paths so that they are suitable for access by wheelchairs. A number of wheelchair routes are contained in the Walks for All guide, however, you can also choose a suitable walk by using our search facility and select the Wheelchair Walks category.

Easy access path at Amroth

This category is subdivided into:


  • Wheelchair Walks (16 routes).
    These routes have been improved for use by wheelchairs and meet the BT/Fieldfare Trust  'Countryside for all' standard. These standards relate to surface condition, slopes, path furniture, and a range of other criteria.
     
  • Adventure Wheelchair Walks (5 routes).
    These paths have had the least modification to enable the passage of wheelchairs. They generally have an unimproved natural surface and are therefore best used when ground conditions are dry. All introduced obstacles to wheelchairs have been removed. There is little cross-fall and slopes are modest.  These routes may not be suitable for all types of wheelchairs and we would recommend that you use a wheelchair that has been purpose-built or adapted for countryside terrain. You will need assistance.

Please note that many of these routes are at the top of high cliffs with unprotected edges. Please take special care when you are passing other path users, or are turning around. If you use a mechanically propelled chair, please limit its speed to walking pace – e.g. 2 to 2.5 miles per hour.

Gentle Strolls (9 routes).
In addition to the wheelchair walks, Gentle Strolls can also be found in the search facility. These routes are not suitable for wheelchairs but are sections of the Coast Path that are considered to be easily accessible for pedestrians as they do not entail too many steps and have no stiles or long steep gradients.