Lancashire

Leighton Moss Reserve ©Sylvia Duckworth Creative Commons

Lancashire 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.

Mere Sands Wood (Lancashire Wildlife Trust)

 

Lancashire Mobility Scooter Provision

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

Beacon Fell Country Park Lancashire County Council

Beacon Fell Country Park, Goosnargh, Preston, Lancashire PR3 2NL is a well established site to the north of Preston with clear views over the Fylde and to the nearer Bowland fells. Entrance to the park is free with the car parks nearest the Visitor Centre operating a pay and display system. There are designated disabled parking spaces close to the Visitor Centre.A Country Park with 185 acres of extensive conifer woods and moorland. Visitor Centre with cafe, picnic areas, 6 car parks, forest walks and viewpoints. Summit 266m above sea level. There are clearly marked Tramper trails around Beacon Fell. 2 Trampers generally available (extra Trampers can be brought to the site if required) and can be pre-booked by telephone 01995 640557

Bowland Wild Boar Park 

The Wild Boar Park (PR3 2QT) has a wide range of animals to be seen. There is a Tramper available to access the various trails around the park. The park organises special events throughout the year.  1 Tramper can be booked by telephone 01995 61554 or EMail

Cobble Hey Farm 

Cobble Hey, Claughton on Brock, Garstang PR3 0QN is a hillside farm with extensive gardens and impressive views over the Fylde. There is a Tramper available for use around the gardens and on marked trails around the adjacent farmland. Use of the Tramper is free but does require booking in advance by phoning 01995 602643 There is a café serving a wide range of locally sourced food. 1 Tramper available on-site and for use on the trail around the farm. Entry fees apply. To book telephone 01995 602643 or EMail

Witton Country Park Blackburn with Darwen Council

Witton Country Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 2TP is situated just a mile from the centre of Blackburn this 480 acre, well established country park has a wide range of visitor facilities including a visitor centre. Around half of the park is mixed woodland and parkland, while the rest is either farmland or rough grassland with open access. The River Darwen and River Blakewater converge within the park. A visitors’ centreThere are six Trampers available for use on the extensive trails within the park. The Trampers are located at the main visitor centre which has designated disabled parking spaces. Before travelling to the park it is advisable to check availability of the Trampers. For initial enquiries telephone 01254 55423, for subsequent use a Tramper can be booked by phoning 01254 680012 (Audley Sports Centre). 

Wycoller Country Park Lancashire County Council

Wycoller Country Park, Wycoller Road, Trawden, Lancashire BB8 8SY is situated at very east of the county near to the Yorkshire border. Lancashire County Council operates the country park. Entrance and car parking are free. The main car park is some distance from the visitor centre. Disabled users should drive past the main car park into the hamlet of Wycoller and cross the beck by the bridge. Enter the visitor centre site and follow the signs for the Aisled Barn. The Aisled Barn is beyond the ruins of Wycoller Hall. Although there are no defined disabled parking places the Rangers or volunteers will indicate where to park if they are asked. There are two Trampers kept on the site and they are available for use free of charge. To use a Tramper it is essential to telephone the country park (01282 870253) in advance to make sure it is reserved. To be sure the correct member of staff is available to hand over the Tramper contacting the visitor centre at least two days before the Tramper is required is recommended. People bringing their own Trampers to use are also welcome. There is a well defined Tramper trail around part of the park. The trail is clearly marked on a free map of the site available from the visitor centre in the Aisled Barn. On the trail itself there are special way marking posts with arrows and clear “T” symbols to indicate the route for Trampers. There are toilet facilities at the visitor centre and there is a privately run café in the hamlet of Wycoller. 2 Trampers available for hire and can be pre-booked by telephone 01772 534709.

Wyre Estary Country Park Lancashire County Council

Wyre Estary Country Park, River Road, Stanah, Thornton, Lancashire FY5 5LR is located on the banks of the River Wyre. The network of paths lead visitors through a variety of estuary and riverside views, where you will find a wide range of habitats and wildlife, including excellent birdwatching opportunities. The park occupies a relatively level site with good car parking and visitor facilities. There are organised events throughout the year.  2 Trampers are available for hire, contact 01253 863100.

Lancashire Accessible Holiday Accommodation

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

Bond Hotel Group – Blackpool

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