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Accessible routes on Dartmoor

 

 

Over many recces WAGS have found a wide range of routes. Many can only be undertaken with a guide, others can be easily followed. Paul and Gill Narramore's website has details of many of the routes tested by the WAGs.

 https://www.wheelchairoffroad.org/accessible-walks/

Always take an OS map with you, take clothes for all weathers. A day can begin sunny but end cold and wet. Take food and water. Let someone know where you are going and when you will be back. If possible walk with a friend!

Disabled Ramblers website provides an excellent description of the categories of walks. From Level 1 which is on a good surface, fairly flat and not too long to Level 3 which can be hilly, have a rough surface and be longer.

https://disabledramblers.co.uk/route-categories/

If you want a Level 1 walk on easy terrain good starting points are:

  • Clearbrook

  • Sourton

  • Yelverton

  • Burrator Arboretum

  • Shipley Bridge to the Avon Dam

  • The Wray Trail from Bovey Tracey and Lustleigh

  • Longtimber Woods from Ivybridge

We have not found any Level 2 walks yet

 

If you want a Level 3 walk which can be longer,

on rougher ground and has some hills:

 

Renting a Mobility Scooter on Dartmoor

Mobility scooters can be rented on Dartmoor through Countryside Mobility at Parke National Trust, Lydford Gorge National Trust, Sourton Down, Buckland Abbey, Coypool Park and Ride on the Drakes Trail. 

https://visitdartmoor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Countryside-Mobility-on-Dartmoor.pdf

Miles without Stiles

Dartmoor National Park Authority have developed routes across Dartmoor which are accessible to users of powered chairs and mobility scooters. Wags has worked with DNPA to establish these. 

  • Shipley Bridge to the Avon Dam

  • Longtimber Woods

  • Princetown to Nuns Cross

  • Bellever Forest

  • Okehampton Military Ring Road

  • Haytor Quarry

Maps and more information can be found at

https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/enjoy-dartmoor/outdoor-activities/accessible-dartmoor

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The Moorlander

The Moorlander newspaper has published accessible routes on the Military Ring Road from Rowtor, Fingle bridge to the deer park and Bellever to Dunnabridge Pound. These have been written by a WAGs member.

If you would like a copy of one of these walks please email accessiblewalks@outlook.com

Disclaimer: Condition of routes can change at any time. We cannot guarantee that any route mentioned here will be accessible at any time.

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