Accessible days out in the Lake District
Bring the whole family
Get out into the outdoors
Whether it be via boat, bike, or tramper we've got an activity for everyone below to get you out and enjoying the Lake District to its fullest. You can also view our parks own accessibility guide by clicking the link below.
Go for Miles without Stiles
There are now 50 accessible routes that people with limited mobility can choose from in the Lake District safe in the knowledge that they won't be blocked by obstacles such as stiles.
Take a boat on Consiton Water
A specifically adapted boat with a moveable ramp to accommodate up to six wheelchair users. Perfect for wheelchair anglers.
Have a day out with the Calvert Trust
A whole host of activities are organised by the Calvert Trust to help get everyone out into nature and enjoying the Lake District together. This amazing company helps adults and children of all disabilities to do activities such as sailing, canoeing, and climbing.
Cruise on England's most beautiful lake
Ullwater 'Steamers' operate one of the large heritage vessel fleets in the world, offering visitors unforgettable experiences 363 days a year. Cruises connect iconic walking routes and locations around Ullswater with excellent facilities on the various boats including open and covered seating, covered downstairs saloons, licensed bars and toilets. Please get in touch with the team to discuss your next trip if you would like some further information.
Steam through the countryside
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England. This heritage railway transports you from Ravenglass (the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, and of huge significance during Roman times) to Dalegarth for Boot some 210ft above seas level. Wheelchair accessible carriages are available, please ring their friendly team to book on 01229 717 171.
Take a bike
The recently adapted path along the western shores of Windermere from the Windermere Ferry Terminal to Wray Castle is now suitable for recumbent bicycles and hand-pedal bikes. The first section of the Langdale trail is also accessible to all.
Take the 555 easy access bus to the Lake District visitor centre at Brockhole and enjoy the historic building and fantastic gardens all of which are easily accessible. There are free wheelchairs to use indoors and around the gardens and the 'Brockmobile' electric bus can provide transport from the car park/jetty to the Visitor Centre.
Explore Tarn Hows
One of the Lake District's prettiest tarns, Tarn Hows boasts beautiful views and wildlife all accessible using their specially designed off-road tramper.
Explore Muncaster Castle & Gardens
The famous gardens and ground floor of the castle, as well as the Meadowvole Maze attraction are all wheelchair accessible.
Explore a forest
Enjoy fun and thought-provoking sculptures and interact with various installations along the easy access Ridding Wood trail in Grizedale Forest.