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Devon Wheelchair Friendly Activities

Devon is a diverse place to visit whether you are a beach lover, nature fanatic, avid outdoor enthusiast, or food expert.  Suiting everyone from babies to grandparents, and not forgetting your pooches too. 

Your Devon Escape understand the importance of accessibility when planning a holiday. That is why we have put together a list of wheelchair friendly activities to try or visit on your holidays. Keep reading to find our favourites.

Berry Head Nature Reserve

Berry Head is a national nature reserve.  The stunning headland is home to an iconic lighthouse and Napoleonic fort.  It is surrounded by water on three sides and offers views across Torbay and beyond.  It is Torbay’s most designated heritage site: a Special Area of Conservation, a SSSI and Scheduled Ancient Monument to name a few. 

The visitor centre offers lots of stories about the reserve: its history, the nature, and the Trust’s work.  The paths at the reserve are wheelchair friendly and you can find a visual guide to visiting the site on the Trust website.  Enjoy coastal walks, spot wildlife, and finish the trip to The Guardhouse Café

Cockington Country Park

Cockington Country Park is a beautiful mix of picturesque garden landscapes, open parkland, rural countryside, and woodlands.  Tucked in amongst the four hundred and fifty acres are three pretty lakes, a historic manor, and the village. 

Explore the network of paths and bridleways.  Learn about the park, its history, and the wildlife at the visitor centre.  The footpaths are tarmac, creating the perfect landscape for wheelchairs and there are disabled facilities at the art studios in the manor.  Cockington Country Park is the perfect wheelchair friendly day out in Devon.

Decoy Country Park

Decoy Country Park is a Green Flag award winning country park and local nature reserve.  The park provides opportunities for quiet countryside recreation such as walking, wildlife watching, duck feeding and picnics.  It has excellent wheelchair and pushchair access.  It has an accessible playground and toilet facilities.  It is the perfect spot for a wheelchair friendly day out.

Stover Country Park

Stover Country Park contains one hundred and fourteen acres of woodland, lake and marsh, heathland, grassland, and lots of wildlife.  It is a SSSI and is protected to conserve the wildlife and geology.  The main feature is the Stover Lake and its marsh.  It offers flat walking routes, an accessible bird hides, and aerial walkways.  It is the perfect morning or afternoon stroll.

They have disabled toilet facilities at the visitor centre by the park.  Make sure to stop along the water edge and at the hides to view the range of birds at this wheelchair friendly country park.

Wheelchair Friendly Attractions

South Devon is home to many wheelchair friendly attractions.  Whether you want a ride on the steam train, to learn and explore local and international animals or visit little people and places, there are activities for the whole family.  Our favourites include Pennywell Farm, Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe Model Village and Dartmouth Steam Railway.

Wheelchair Friendly Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park is to be enjoyed by everyone.  No matter your level of ability, needs or background, there is a spot of the park for you to explore.  ‘Miles Without Stiles’ are stile-free routes; the perfect trails for those with limited mobility.  These routes are graded for those suitable for some, for many, or for all.  Check out the list of routes on their website.

At Your Devon Escape, we understand the importance of making wheelchair friendly holidays.  That’s why we provide a selection of properties that can cater to specific needs.  Our accessible holiday cottages are perfectly situated to explore all that the county has to offer.   We offer a wide range of properties that offer ground floor bedrooms, bungalows, and more.  The sole purpose is to provide a relaxing and enjoyable holiday for everyone.  If you are travelling with specific requirements, do not hesitate to get in touch directly so we can offer you advice on finding the perfect holiday home for your party.

For ideas of what to do on Your Devon Escape, why not check out our journal.  Or make us all jealous by sharing wheelchair friendly activities in Devon on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok using the hashtag #yourdevonescape.

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