Walks on Wheels
Walks on Wheels is a series of fifteen short routes throughout the Cotswolds AONB that can be explored by users of wheelchairs, power scooters and children's buggies.
Taking in some of the Cotswolds' best scenery and attractions, the walks will help you to enjoy and explore quiet, accessible country paths, villages or market towns.
The Cotswolds' highest point at Cleeve Common, the prehistoric Rollright Stones, a magnificent aqueduct and classic Cotswolds market towns are just some of the walks' highlights and attractions.
All of the routes have been tested by disability and access groups from across the Cotswolds and have been carefully chosen to ensure that they are appropriate for users. However, some of the routes are not suitable for all wheelchair users and some may be difficult or impassable in bad weather and after rain.
The project was devised by the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens to mark 40 years of helping to improve access to the Cotswolds and conserve its landscape.
For further information on walks, countryside and green spaces which are accessible to those using wheelchairs, mobility scooters, pushchairs and buggies across the South West and South East, go to www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk.
See below for the full list of downloadable walks.
Easy 1.2km village walk on hard surface with a very gentle slope. Suitable for all wheels.
Grassy level walk (1.2km) suitable for all. Extra loop has steep slopes. Wonderful viewpoint.
Easy 1.8km walk for all on a private road in a remote Cotswold valley with one gentle slope.
Two very short walks on grass round a prehistoric site with wide views. Suitable for all wheels.
Panoramic grassy walks on the top of the Cotswolds. The short walks are for all wheels.
Short family walk for all wheels in a country park. Tarmac and earth paths.
Very short family walk on mown grass leading to a playground.
4km on lanes and the common. Tarmac and grass with one steep descent. Not for wheelchairs.
Tour of town and park (4km) on hard surface with negligible slopes. Suitable for all wheels.
Pavement tour of a market town (2.8km) with steep sections so not suitable for wheelchairs.
Easy 3km tarmac route through village and park, suitable for all. Optional extra village loop.
Strenuous 4km climb, only for Tramper-type scooters and mountain buggies. Wide views.
Explore two canals. Short and ideal for all wheels, plus bike and boat hire.
Easy 4km canal walk on hard surface for most wheels. Alternative grassy path for wheelchairs.