Accessible Walks in Shropshire

No matter what kind of accessible walk you're looking for, Shropshire has plenty of options to choose from, so, put on your walking shoes and explore the beauty of this wonderful county without worrying about how you will navigate the area.

1. Llanymynech Heritage Area

The Llanymynech Heritage Area is home to Hoffman Kiln, which is one of only three in the country, as well as a wide range of wildlife.

There is a car park on site, which has room for around 8 cars, with a slight gradient down to the network of flat pathways. The trails meander through meadows, woodland along the canal and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete.

All pathways can accommodate wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs and are wide enough to navigate easily.

There are toilets available to use at the Heritage Centre Stable block (although opening times apply).

Postcode: SY22 6HB

2. Stiperstones National Nature Reserve

Stiperstones National Nature Reserve is perfect for wheelchair users and those using mobility scooters, thanks to the large format flat terrain pathways that are wide enough for people to easily pass.

There is free parking available for over 20 vehicles at The Knolls car park, which has dedicated disabled parking spaced available. Access from the car park is easy and accessible for all.

Public toilets are available at The Bog Centre and there’s also a café so you can grab a refreshment during your visit.

Postcode: SY22 6HB

3. Carding Mill Valley and Long Mynd

If you are looking for a well laid out route that has plenty of flat pathways and concrete terrains that are suitable for wheelchairs, Carding Mill Valley meanders through hills and beside a stream, making it a great location during summer.

Although the trail does head off upward into the hills, you don’t need to take this route, you can stick to the main level footpaths. If you do head over any of the streams, there are small footbridges in place which are level, allowing wheelchairs access.

There’s a couple of parking options at Carding Mill Valley, that have plenty of space for wheelchair accessible vehicles to park.

Postcode: SY6 6JG

4. The Mere at Ellesmere

The Mere at Ellesmere is a wheelchair accessible park with several trails that take you around the lake and through the woods.

There are several trails and paths around the lake and through the woods that are well-maintained and suitable for wheelchairs. The paths are mostly flat and level, with some gentle slopes in places.

The car park also has disabled parking spaces, accessible toilets, and other facilities that make it easy for people with disabilities to visit and enjoy the park.

Postcode: SY12 0PA

5. Severn Valley Country Park

Severn Valley Country Park has several wheelchair accessible paths and trails that take you through the woods and along the River Severn.

Severn Valley Country Park has a network of paths and trails that are designed to be accessible for wheelchair users and people with disabilities. Most of the paths are level, firm, and surfaced with tarmac or compacted gravel, making them easy to navigate. There are also some gentle slopes in places, but these are well-signposted and have resting points along the way.

The park provides disabled parking spaces, accessible toilets, and other facilities such as accessible picnic tables and benches. There is also a visitor centre that has level access and is fully accessible.

Postcode: WV15 6NG

6. Attingham Park

Attingham Park is a National Trust site that has a range of paths and trails that are accessible for wheelchair users and people with disabilities. There is a level, hard-surfaced path that takes you around the park and gardens, providing a scenic walk through the woods and past the river. The path is well-maintained and suitable for wheelchair users. There are also benches and resting points along the way.

The park offers a range of facilities for visitors with disabilities, including disabled parking spaces, accessible toilets, and an accessible visitor centre with level access. Additionally, the park offers a mobility scooter and wheelchair hire service that is available free of charge, subject to availability.

The staff at Attingham Park are trained to assist visitors with disabilities and can provide additional information and support as required.

Postcode: SY4 4TP

7. The Quarry and Dingle Gardens

The Quarry and Dingle Gardens are accessible for wheelchair users and people with disabilities. There are several paths and trails throughout the park that are designed to be level and suitable for wheelchair users. The paths are well-maintained and are surfaced with either tarmac or compacted gravel.

There are also some gentle slopes in places, but these are well-signposted and have resting points along the way.

The park provides accessible parking spaces, accessible toilets, and other facilities such as accessible picnic tables and benches.

Postcode: SY1 1RN

8. Telford Town Park

Telford Town Park is a large park with a range of facilities and paths that are accessible for wheelchair users and people with disabilities. There are several paths and trails throughout the park that are designed to be level and suitable for wheelchair users.

­­The paths are well-maintained and are surfaced with either tarmac or compacted gravel. There are also some gentle slopes in places, but these are well-signposted and have resting points along the way.­­

The park provides disabled parking spaces, accessible toilets, and other facilities such as accessible picnic tables and benches.

Telford Town Park is also home to a sensory garden that is designed to stimulate the senses of visitors with disabilities. The garden features a range of plants and other features that are designed to be touched, smelled, and heard.

Postcode: TF3 4EP

If you are looking for a wheelchair accessible vehicle so you can enjoy freedom and visit your local wheelchair accessible trails, speak to FMC Cars who would be happy to help you find your perfect vehicle.

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