ACCESSIBILITY in cumbria

There are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors in Cumbria. Many of them are working hard to make their locations accessible to all. Follow these links to find out more.

Mobility Information

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Standard Mobility Scooter Hire
We hire all terrain mobility scooters. 
If you are looking hire a standard mobility scooter locally, you can do so through these companies:

Keswick Motor Company
017687 72064

South Lakes Mobility - 
KENDAL: 01539 734600
ULVERSTON : 01229 585009

Mobility Scooter use on Public Buses

Type 2 Standard mobility scooters are allowed on public low floor buses in Cumbria but only if you have had your scooter pass a test by stage coach. They can do these at your local bus depot or they will come out to your house with a bus too.

Please ring the travel line on 0871 200 22 33

or ring the Disability help desk on 01228 597222

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National Trust - Tarn How

The National Trust at Tarn How have 2 Tramper and brilliant views. Please book with their rangers ahead of your visit.

Tel : 01539 441456

Website : Tarn Hows

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Lake District National Park

For Lake District National Park accessible information, including Miles with Out Stiles

Website: Access For All

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Freedom Wizard

Freedom Wizard is a Community Interest Company that gives guided adventures for people with Limited Mobility, with their fleet of All-Terrain Mobility Scooters. If you want to get to the top of some mountains, give them a call.

Tel: 017687 76543

Website: Freedom Wizard


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Windermere Steamers

Timetables, access and facility details are listed on their website. 
Staff are happy to wait for you to use the facilities at port. If getting back on, but do tell them you're coming back!

Website: Windermere Lake Cruises
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Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers do have wheelchair accessible boats. However it is always advised that you ring them to confirm that this is the case for the day you would like to go.
Note - not all there stops have disabled toilets.

Tel. 017684 82229

Website: Ullswater Steamers

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Coniston Boating Company

Coniston Boating Centre
Lake Road
Coniston
LA21 8EW

Tel: 015394 41366

Website: Consiton Boating Company


Accessible Hotels, B&B and Accommodation

Lake District National Park

*Lake District National Park - Where to stay

When you have clicked the link below,

  • Stroll down the left hand side of the page until you find ‘accommodation search’.

  • Click on ‘filters’ and stroll down to the bottom of their options.

  • You will find different options to suit your requirements.

http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/where-to-stay

*Please always check out the accommodations website and communicate with them to confirm accessibility, before deciding if the accommodation is suitable.

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*Go Lakes - accommodation finder

When you have clicked the button below,

  • enter the property type you would like and then a box below will appear called ‘facilities’

  • Click on ‘any other site facilities’.

  • A drop down button will appear, stroll down and click on ‘disability facilities’.

https://www.golakes.co.uk/thedms.aspx?pvieflag=P&dms=1&tic=506&campaign=6654&ndsc=1

*Please always check out the accommodations website and communicate with them to confirm accessibility, before deciding if the accommodation is suitable.

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*Portland House B & B

https://www.portlandhouse.net/Accessibility.html

Portland House, 19 Leonard Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4EL

T: +44 (0) 17687 74230

*Please always check out the accommodations website and communicate with them to confirm accessibility, before deciding if the accommodation is suitable.