Sensing the Dales


Just read a good article on an activity day which took place last year in the Bolton Abbey Estate.

The day was called ‘Sense the Dales’ – organised by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and Natural England.

It was a day organised for visitors with sensory impairment, their families and carers.

The day involved guided walks, practical conservation tasks and nature hunts.

It sounds as though it was a good day – but it required lots of volunteers too!

As I understand a similar day is being planned for this year, and the likelihood is that it will take place in Malham. As soon as details are released I will post them here on the blog.

Bolton Abbey Estate is ideal for wheelchair users as you are about to have a good ‘stroll’ along the river and through the woods.

The following link provides a map of a walk from Bolton Abbey to Cavendish Pavilion

http://www.boltonabbey.com/pdf/ba_to_cav_pav.pdf

All the stiles along the riverside and woodland paths from Bolton Abbey to Barden Bridge have been removed and replaced with gates making them suitable for pushchairs.

Not all these paths are accessible in a wheelchair.

Electric wheelchairs are available for visitors to use giving access to the Priory Church and Ruins, riverside, Strid Wood, the Strid and the Cumberland Trail.

If  you are new the exploring the Yorkshire Dales, in a wheelchair, then Bolton Abbey is a good starting point

http://www.boltonabbey.com/whattodo/walking.htm

The Priory Ruins - easily accessible in a wheel chair

There is a great tea room too!

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