Wheelchair users from Calvert Trust copyright Charlie Hedley

Accessible for all

The Lake District National Park is here for everyone to enjoy. No matter your background, ability or needs. We want to help make everyone's visit to the Lake District enjoyable and memorable.

Sally's Cottages

Accessible Accommodation

Cumbria Tourism have details of all types of accommodation, that you can search based on either the National Accessible Scheme criteria or self assessment information.

Disabled access reviews

Euan's Guide has disabled access reviews for accomodation, attractions and places to eat across Cumbria.

Walkers opening gate in the Langdale valley copyright Charlie Hedley

Miles without stiles

A collection of 50 easy-access routes across the Lake District. Suitable for those with limited mobility, wheelchairs, tampers, pushchairs or visual impairments.

They're also suitable for young children and legs that need a bit of care. The routes have no stiles to climb over, and are graded as suitable for some, many or all. The descriptions tell you the length, terrain and path type as well as facilities available en route or nearby.

Bowness Bay Information Centre

Information Centres

We run three National Park Information Centres, with knowledgable local staff who can help you with advice on places to visit and the facilities you may need.

Residential and day activity centres

Wheelchair users from Calvert Trust copyright Charlie Hedley

Calvert Trust

The Calvert Trust enable children, adults, families and groups with a range of disabilities to enjoy activities and holidays in the Lake District.

A huge range of activities are available, from boating and zip wiring to ghyll scrambling, horse riding and wheelchair challenge courses. Some at their centre near Keswick and many out in the inspiring Lake District landscape.

Wheelchair abseiling with the Bendrigg Trust in the Lake District

Bendrigg Trust

The Bendrigg Trust run activity days and residential courses for disabled and disadvantaged people. They have courses for organisations, schools and groups all year round, and offer set dates for families and adults with disabilities who want to come away for a fully inclusive week or weekend.

Bendrigg offer activities including climbing, caving, canoeing, cycling and zip wire, some at their centre, just outside Kendal, and many out in the beautiful landscapes of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

Woman canoeing using an accessible seat,

Anyone Can

Anyone Can run adventure days for all, and seek to make sure that everyone can get involved, from wheelchair users to those with additional needs. With 50 years of combined experience, and a range of specially adapted equipment, Chris and Vicky have a passion for journeying and experiencing the authentic outdoor experience. Activities include caving, climbing, canoeing or sailing. we have the skills and adapted equipment to get the whole family involved. They have everything covered for a vast range of additional needs, from walk or wheel-on boats, to no-capsize stabilised canoes, to radio-guided rock climbing.

All-terrain mobility scooters and wheelchair hire

There are some locations where you can hire an all-terrain mobility scooter or wheelchair.

Changing Places accessible changing room

The National Trust have a fully accessible changing room at Fell Foot park on the shore of Windermere, a popular spot for picnics and getting out on the water. They also have an all-terrain wheelchair to borrow.