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.

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Standard Scooters & Accessibility Equipment Hire
We hire all terrain mobility scooters. 
If you are looking hire a standard mobility scooter locally, hoists for your stay, please see the companies below:

Keswick Motor Company
017687 72064

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


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Lake District National Park

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

Website: Access For All

Electric Outdoor Scooters are available at their visitors Centre - Brockhole

Call: 015394 46601

https://www.brockhole.co.uk/plan-your-visit/accessibility/


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More to Explore

Around Morecambe Bay there are a series of ‘host’ locations where All Terrain Mobility Scooters are available for hire so you can get out and explore the all-ability routes on offer.

Website:

https://moretoexplore.uk/map-of-hire-points/

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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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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Yellow Cruise Timetable  

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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


Mobility Scooter use on Public Buses

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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


Accessible Hotels, B&B and Accommodation

Bethel * - with disabled access and facilities (Ceiling Hoist)

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Bethel, a lovely family home, with disabled access and facilities (ceiling hoist), is available for families with disabled children or adults. The home is located within minutes walk from Windermere town, with its many shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy. Lake Windermere shore at Bowness is a mile away, offering lake boat rides in stunning surroundings.

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https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/21642697?adults=5&check_in=2018-12-14&check_out=2018-12-16&guests=1

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


Calvert Trust - Lake District*

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We are a residential outdoor adventure holiday centre for people with disabilities, including those with the most complex needs. We can accommodate a wide variety of group sizes, ranging from individual adults and families up to large schools and charities.

www.calvert-trust.org.uk/lakedistrict

*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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Langdale*

https://www.langdale.co.uk/

The Langdale Hotel is located in the heart of the Lake District National Park and is part of the Langdale Estate which includes 4- Star hotel accommodation, Brimstone Spa, Stove Restaurant and Bar, Wainwrights' Inn and extensive leisure facilities.

*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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Lake District National Park - Where to stay guide*

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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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.