The beautiful landscape of Exmoor National Park is a great place to explore and enjoy whatever your level of mobility. While some of the footpaths and bridleways can be rugged and challenging, many are much easier and suitable for a wide range of users including people who are less mobile or use a wheelchair, families with young children or pushchairs as well as any people who may just want an easy going stroll.
To help to make Exmoor accessible to people from a wide range of communities, we have been working with a project called Mosaic, which aims to build links between Ethnic Communities and National Parks. Mosaic has produced this useful leaflet Explore Exmoor National Park, which is packed with information on how to get to Exmoor by public transport from Exeter, Bristol, Taunton and Bridgwater.
Phototrails on Exmoor
Over the last few months volunteers have been out and about surveying routes to go on the Fieldfare Trusts excellent Phototrails website, which provides lots of information and photos so that people can find routes that match their interests and level of mobility. We are putting all the Exmoor ones on our Phototrails map here.
Tramper hireWith support from the National Park Authority trampers (all terrain mobility scooters) are now available to hire at Heddon's Mouth and Wimbleball Lake (coming soon!) via the Countryside Mobility project.
The Tall Trees Trail is a great new trail that The Crown Estate have constructed with support from the National Park Authority near Dunster that provides wheelchair-friendly access to England’s tallest tree
Our Interactive Visitor Map has a growing number of “easier access walks”.
The South West Coast Path runs all the way along the Exmoor and North Devon Coast and has some great, more accessible walks.
The Calvert Trust are based at Whistlandpound Reservoir on the western edge of Exmoor and provide a unique range of accessible activities and accommodation.
For more accessible accommodation go to the Visit Exmoor website and select the type of accommodation you are looking for and then refine your search by ticking the "disabled access" check box.