Access isn't always easy ...
... so wherever possible we work hard to remove the barriers that can stop some people enjoying the best of what we have to offer.
That may mean providing level, well-surfaced trails suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs; regular resting points for those who can't walk far; sensory features that show the forest to those with limited sight; or exercise equipment that you can use from a wheelchair.
Our Best Accessible Sites in the South West
Named after a local historian and forestry expert, there is a 0.6 mile all ability access trail at this site, with features for the visually impaired.
Both our Play Trail and Sensory Trail are built to the Access For All standard, meaning they are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and have regular resting points. Short, easy walks are rewarded with stunning views. Our Sensory Trail includes features that bring alive the landscape and it's wildlife, including a brass relief at the viewpoint with a key in braile.
There is a half mile long all-ability access trail suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, plus several picnic benches to take a break. Forest Mobility are also based here and hire out long distance rough terrain buggies for people with walking difficullties.
Priding itself on excellent facilties for visitors of all abilities, there are 17 miles of hard surfaced paths accessible to wheelchairs, electric buggies, and pushchairs.
Scooters and wheelchairs are also available free of charge, but must be booked in advance.
Wistlandpound features the UK's first all-ability 'trim trail', developed as part of a larger project undertaken in conjunction with the Calvert Trust (Exmoor) and South West Lakes Trust. There are five installations designed to develop co-ordination, balance, and strength as well as being fun to use.