Derwent Edge in the Peak District

The 10th edition of The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain launches today

The 10th edition of The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain launches today, offering a comprehensive guide for travelers with disabilities to explore the UK’s top attractions. This year’s edition shines a spotlight on the West Midlands and West Country, showcasing 20 venues leading the way in inclusive experiences.

 

Attractions in the region are setting a new standard in accessibility, ensuring everyone can enjoy its iconic landmarks and cultural gems. I have left a few highlights below, but I would be happy to share a more tailored round up for your publication.

 

  • Peak District Scenic Drive: Embark on a 50-mile accessible adventure through the Peak District National Park, from Carsington Water’s accessible trails and facilities to the scenic beauty of Winnat’s Pass and Ladybower Reservoir, where Trampers can be hired for off-road exploration.
  • A day trip to Shrewsbury: Discover Shrewsbury’s medieval streets and accessible attractions. Explore the accessible Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, enjoy the accessible Quarry Park, and visit Shrewsbury Abbey, with its level access and portable ramps.
  • The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum (Warwickshire): This unique museum is a haven of interactive exhibits, bringing mechanical art to life. Lifts, wide walkways, and sensor-based displays ensure everyone can enjoy the interactive exhibits.
  • Symonds Yat Rock and aMazing Hedge Puzzle (Herefordshire): Experience the beauty of the Wye Valley, accessible via a solid footbridge with manageable inclines. Enjoy breathtaking views and prime birdwatching opportunities, with accessible trails leading to the summit and get lost in the aMazing Hedge Puzzle, a sprawling maze with wide, wheelchair-friendly paths.
  • Lapworth Museum of Geology (Birmingham): Journey through billions of years of Earth’s history at this hidden gem, home to a world-class collection of fossils, rocks, and minerals. The Lapworth Museum offers step-free access features catering specifically to visitors with visual impairments, including tactile maps and Braille guides.

 

Those looking to venture out of the region can discover 200 accessible attractions across the UK, from historic castles to scenic national parks, please see a full press release below for more information. I have attached a copy of the guide for the West Midlands and West Country region.

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