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Wheeled Access Group - What we do

  • We find routes on Dartmoor that disabled people using powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters can access.

  • We work with land managers to make simple changes on routes to improve access.

  • We lead walks on Dartmoor during the Dartmoor Walking Festival and through the year.

 

The next WAGs walks are: 

 

May 21 2024

Mobility scooter guided walk at Yarner Wood with Reserve Manager Albert Knott

Join the Wheeled Access Group and Reserve Manager Albert Knott for a guided walk at Yarner Wood.

This National Nature Reserve is full of industrial and natural history and has its own special wildlife.

Meet at 10.30 for a 11.00 start. We will finish about 3.pm.

Car parking at Yarner Wood Office car park, SX784788, TQ13 9LJ

It is a level 3 walk for scooters as there are some hills and the paths are rough in places.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Book at accessiblewalks@outlook.com 

Dartmoor Walking Festival 7-15 September 2024

www.moorlandguides.co.uk

Sunday 8th September - Tavistock Canal (level 1)

Monday 9th September - Fingle Bridge and Whiddon Deer Park (level 3

Tuesday 10th September - Row Tor and Black Down (level3)

Thursday 12 September - Wray Trail from Bovey Tracey (level 1)

Friday 13 September - North Ridge of Burrator (level 3)

Saturday 14 September - Pew Tor and Cox Tor (level 3)

If you would like to join us on any of these walks, or would like further information, please email: accessiblewalks@outlook.com

Wags trip to Haytor, an accessible walk on Dartmoor
Mobility scooters on accessible walk on Dartmoor

Who we are

 

 

The Wheeled Access Group was set up in 2017 as part of Moorland Guides. We wanted to find routes on Dartmoor so that the 2018 Dartmoor Walking Festival could offer walks to people using powered chairs and mobility scooters.

We have come a long way since then. Each year we have led between 6 and 8 walks for the walking festival and have worked with local land managers and land owners on Dartmoor to make routes more accessible.

We are:

  • Sixteen people who use a range of mobility scooters including the Disabled Ramblers reps for Devon and Cornwall

  • Four Moorland Guides, fully qualified to lead groups on the moor (Amanda Head, Andy Dunstan, Phil Watson, Dawn Williamson). We also have support from other Moorland Guides when needed.

  • Nine spouses, friends, supporters

  • Many others who join us on our 'public' walks through the year and during the Dartmoor Walking Festival

Wheeled access group members on accessible walk on Dartmoor
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