Devon

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Devon Reserves

Each of the following links lead to a BFA assessment of the reserve by BFA members and others, using the BFA formALL types of mobility problem are assumed so there are details of path surfaces, gradients and distances as well as benches and hide details.

Seaton Marshes Local Nature Reserve (East Devon District Council)

 

Devon Mobility Scooter Provision

The following sites have mobility scooters for hire… it is ALWAYS wise to enquire in advance to ensure one is available:

Buckland Abbey Estate National Trust

Follow four way-marked paths, varying in length from 1 mile to 3 miles, which take you through fields now used for grazing to the wooded valley leading to the river Tavy below. There are many spots where you can sit and admire the scenery, soak up the peace and quiet and maybe even spot wildlife such as deer, birds of prey and perhaps an otter.  They have 1 Tramper that can be used on the ‘yellow estate walk’, for more details give us a call 01822 856045

Cockington Court Country Park Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust 

Cockington Visitor Centre, Cockington Lane, Paignton, Devon, TQ2 6XA have 1 Tramper book or enquire by telephoning 01803 520022 or E-Mail

Granite Way

An eleven mile long cycle track running from Okehampton Station (Grid Ref SX 592 944) to Lydford (Grid Ref SX 516 852) (parking is available at both). This is a new, truly spectacular and mostly traffic free cycle route through rural Devon with fantastic views of Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside. There is 1 Tramper available that can be contacted on 01837 861141

Haldon Forest Park Forestry Commission

Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XR has 3500 acres of woodland ready to be explored. From gentle walks to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something for everyone. They have 2 Trampers that need to be booked, telephone 0300 067 5826 or E-mail

Heddon Valley, Exmoor National Trust

This National Trust site near Parracombe, Devon, EX31 4PY , has towering cliffs, coves and a wooded valley within Exmoor National Park. They currently have 2 Trampers and you can call them on 01598 763402,  01598 763556 or E-mail

Lydford Gorge National Trust

The deepest gorge in the South West, with spectacular 30m waterfall. There is designated mobility parking at both entrances. However, the walks are not accessible for wheelchair users. There are seats every 50 yards along the railway path. Seating throughout the rest of the gorge is further apart. A Tramper is available to hire when booked in advance, enables access to Whitelady waterfall and bird hide. They can be contacted on 01822 820320.

Saltram Estate National Trust

Saltram Estate, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1UH has 500 acres with a remarkable range of different habitats, including farmland, beaches, saltmarshes, meadows, woodland and an estuary, as well as the 18th century folly, known as the Amphitheatre. They have a mixture of easy access paths, suitable for wheelchairs and buggies, and more out of the way tracks to explore. You can pop in to the Welcome Centre to pick up a map and follow one of their recommended walks – the park is open dawn to dusk. They have separate mobility parking and have 1 Tramper and can be called on 01752 333500

Seaton Wetlands East Devon District Council

There are three Local Nature Reserves: Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Common and Black Hole Marsh.teem with bird life in the winter with rare migrant visitors stopping over as well as large feeding flocks of Wigeon, Teal and Shelduck. Black tailed Godwit can be seen feeding along with numbers of Curlew and Shoveler, cold days will bring out the elusive Snipe. In the summer months the breeding birds return to the marshes as well as abundant insect life.The Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2DQ are on the Seaton – Colyford road. Take the turning off the A3052 by Colyford Post Office, signposted Axe Vale static caravan park and continue for about half a mile. Turn left into Seaton Cemetery and continue through to the Wetlands car park. Please call before arriving as staff are not always on site, they have 1 Tramper and can be contacted at 01395 517557 or E-mail  (See reserve access here)

Stover Country Park

Stover Country Park, Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6QG contains over 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland, lake and marsh and a substantial variety of wildlife. It is a site of special scientific interest meaning it is protected by law to conserve its wildlife and geology.Additional recreation resources include interpretation boards, aerial walkway, a bird hide, a car park and picnic areas.They have 1 Tramper for hire. To enquire or book telephone 01626 835236 oE-mail

Tamar Trails Centre

The Tamar Trails Centre is the new hub for a network of family trails and outdoor activities in this unique and stunning area of Devon, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and part of the Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Located in the Tamar Valley, just across the river from Cornwall, the venue houses a cafe, heritage centre, plus facilities and outdoor activities perfect for group adventures and family days out in Devon or Cornwall. The Tamar Trails Centre with its cafe and interpretation centre are easily accessible to wheelchair users, and an accessible toilet is available within the Centre. The Trails themselves are not particularly wheelchair friendly, but a tramper is available for hire, and allows good access to a large proportion of the trails. In order to hire the tramper users are required to be a member of the Countryside Mobility Scheme, at a cost of £10 per year. Tramper hire is then an additional £2.50 per hour. To find out more or to book the tramper please call the Tamar Trails Centre on 01822 833409

 

Accessible Tour Operators in Devon

We are happy to list links to accessible tour operators – they may be posted by members or by the tour operator. BFA is not recommending them by this listing and members should make enquiries to clarify access etc.

Seaton Tramway

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