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Disabled Friendly Hidden Gems to visit in the Lake District

Updated: Jan 2

Your Ultimate Guide to exploring off-the-beaten track disabled friendly locations scattered around the Lake District.

Whether you're looking to explore the picturesque lake views or discover hidden gems perfect for your picnic, this guide will lead you to some of the Lake District's best-kept secrets, ensuring a memorable experience for all!

Here are some of our favourite hidden gems in the Lake District which are disabled friendly, however we do recommend doing your own research to ensure they are suitable for you.

So grab your explorer hat, and let's get ready to explore the hidden gems that await you in the captivating Lake District!

Image of Lodore Falls in the Lake District

1) Aira Force Waterfall

Aira Force is a must-visit gem when visiting the Lakes, and one we're sure you'll love for sure! There are National Trust car parks at the top and bottom of the walk with toilets and often catering at the bigger car park at the bottom.

We recommend giving yourself at least an hour to explore between top and bottom car parks and enjoy the paths on both sides of the falls.

Image of Aira Force in the Lake District

2) Lodore Falls

Now, this gem is a bit tricky as the view is from the hotel itself. While the terrain leading to the falls can be challenging, the Lodore Falls Hotel provides accessible viewing platforms where visitors can admire the cascading waters.

The hotel has made efforts to improve accessibility, with accessible facilities for guests ands various platforms which offer excellent vantage points to allow those to appreciate the power and beauty of the falls in an accessible-setting!

Image of Lodore Falls in the Lake District

3) Grizedale Forest Park

Grizedale Forest Park is a beautiful place to visit with a choice of trail lengths so it's suitable for almost everyone.

Overall, it's a great place to visit for a wonderful family day out. There are some entertainment for kids and adults alike, lots of educational bits so definitely one to add to your Lake District bucket list!

Image of Grizedale Forest Park in the Lake District

4) Wray Castle

Whilst the castle's interior may have some limitations due to its historic nature, the surrounding grounds certainly make up for it; providing accessible paths and gardens to explore!

Visitors can enjoy picturesque views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside, with accessibility provided so that explorers can enjoy the castle's stunning setting and wander the grounds.

Image of Wray Castle in the Lake District

5) Lowther Castle and Gardens

The gardens at Lowther Castle provide accessible routes for exploration, allowing visitors to enjoy the well-maintained pathways, stunning flower displays, and sweeping views of the countryside.

The accessible facilities and paths make it easier for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility to access and appreciate the castle and its gardens.

Image of Lowther Castle and Gardens in the Lake District

6) Fell Foot Park

This cute little gem provides accessible pathways which allow wheelchair users and individuals with disabilities to navigate the area comfortably. Visitors will be rewarded with numerous picturesque lakeside walks and picnic areas where visitors can relax and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.

It offers accessible facilities, including designated parking spaces and wheelchair-friendly amenities.

Image of Fell Foot Park in the Lake District

We hoped you enjoyed discovering the local finds and less known disabled friendly hidden gems which are scattered around the Lake District. We are confident that visiting some of these hidden gems will make your Lake District trip even more memorable!

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