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Accessibility to the London Green Belt Way

The Table below shows accessibility to and near the route of the London Green Belt Way. It also gives information on many of the places the walk passes through. If you know of any additions, or find a broken or corrupt link, please e-mail me details at seangbr@tiscali.co.uk.

Before using any of the information below read the Disclaimer on this website.

Stage

Start & Finish points of each Stage with links to stage maps.

Accessible Point or area referred to in information.

Postcode with link to StreetMap + Grid Ref.

Source & Hyperlink to accessibility information

Notes

1

Hampton Court Palace to Staines Bridge

Hampton Court Palace

KT8 9AU

TQ155685

Historic & Royal Palaces

Most of the grounds and some of the Palace are accessible to people with disabilities and the link has lots of information on this.

 

 

Hurst Park, Molesey

KT8 1ST

TQ140692

 

Thames Path National Trail

See map of walk – distance 1.4 miles

1 of “12 easy, short walks by the River Thames that are likely to be suitable for people with reduced mobility, users of wheelchairs or mobility scooters and people with pushchairs and young families”

 

 

Thames Path, Walton Bridge

KT12 1QW

TQ093665

Surrey County Council. - “Easy walks around Surrey”

See details of The Thames Path Walk from Walton Bridge

“A lovely walk upstream from Walton Bridge, along a level surfaced path towards the Shepperton Ferry. (Ferry not easily accessible).”

 

 

Penton Hook Island, Penton Hook Lock – the link is for boats but is the best I can find.

TW18 2JA

TQ044695

Thames Path National Trail

 

See map of walk – distance 0.7 miles

1 of “12 easy, short walks by the River Thames that are likely to be suitable for people with reduced mobility, users of wheelchairs or mobility scooters and people with pushchairs and young families”

 

 

Staines

 

 

Spelthorne Committee for Access Now (SCAN) has more information about accessibility in the borough.

2

Staines Bridge to Boveney

Runnymede Pleasure Grounds

TW20 0AE

TQ008723

Thames Path National Trail

See map of walk – distance 0.3 miles

1 of “12 easy, short walks by the River Thames that are likely to be suitable for people with reduced mobility, users of wheelchairs or mobility scooters and people with pushchairs and young families”

 

 

Runnymede Tea Rooms & Memorial area.

TW20 0AE

SU996731

Runnymede National Trust

Limited designated parking. Toilets by tea rooms. Partly accessible, slopes, some steps, grass paths.

 

 

Windsor Great Park – The Crown Estate

TW20 0XU

SU978722 

GU25 4QF

Virginia Water car park

TW20 0UU

Valley Gardens car park, off Wick Lane

The Royal Landscape

See also Breathing Places from the BBC 

 

Walks With Wheelchairs

Information covers the Savill Garden, The Valley Gardens and Virginia Water car park. The post code and grid ref. are of Bishopsgate where we enter Windsor Great Park.

On the Walks With Wheelchairs website there is a 4.5 mile walk around the Great Park taking in Virginia Water and the Valley Gardens. The walk can be started from Virginia Water or The Valley Gardens.

 

 

Windsor Town and Castle

 

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

The Royal Borough website has a large section entitled “Travelling with a Disability”. The website also has a section on “Tours & Trails”, but please check-out what you want to do on the numerous things on offer here, or phone the relevant contact to get more information on how accessible the Tours & Trails are.

 

 

Thames Valley Ramble - Boveney

SL4 6QQ

SU940776

Disabled Ramblers

- see map of walk

 

7 mile ramble, starting from Boveney car park and taking in Boveney Old Church, Boveney Lock, Jubilee River, Dorney Court and Dorney Lake. IMPORTANT – please read the Disclaimer on the Disabled Ramblers website.

3

Boveney to Little Marlow

Maidenhead, Ray Mill Island

SL6 8PE

SU902825

Thames Path National Trail

See map of walk – distance 0.3 miles

1 of “12 easy, short walks by the River Thames that are likely to be suitable for people with reduced mobility, users of wheelchairs or mobility scooters and people with pushchairs and young families”

 

 

Islet Road in Maidenhead to Mill Lane in Cookham

SL6 8PE (Postcode is Boulters Lock. Islet Road is about 700m north of the)

SU902825

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Improvements to Royal Borough stretch of Thames Path National Trail from Maidenhead to Cookham carried out after consultation with the local Disabled Ramblers group and with a grant from Natural England.

 

 

Cookham

SL6 9SG

SU895855

Visit Thames

- see map of walk

2.5 km easy walk around Cookham Village and along the River Thames

 

 

Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham

SL6 9SJ

 

Stanley Spencer Gallery

“The Gallery has disabled access and a lift up to the first floor, so there is no problem for wheelchairs. There is parking on the High Street with a few disabled slots”

 

 

Bourne End

SL8 5SX

SU893874

Disabled Ramblers

- see map of walk

 

7.5 mile ramble. Bourne End to Little Marlow via Spade Oak Nature Reserve. IMPORTANT – please read the Disclaimer on the Disabled Ramblers website and be aware of the bull (and cattle) in the riverside field just south of Spade Oak.

4

Little Marlow to Great Kingshill

Little Marlow Walks

SL8 5QH

SU894872

Bourne End National Rail 

Bucks County Council

Two walks in the Little Marlow area. 3 miles and 6 miles. Please study the walks leaflet well and be aware of the bull (and cattle) in the riverside field just south of Spade Oak. There is also access to the walks from the small public car park just south of The Spade Oak pub.

 

 

West Wycombe

HP14 3AJ

SU829942

Bucks County Council

Bucks County Council does have a leaflet about some short walks in this area, but I know there are some step hills and stiles, so how suitable they are for Disabled Ramblers I am not sure. Please study the short walks leaflet well.

 

 

West Wycombe Park

HP14 3AJ

SU829942

National Trust

“Grounds - Accessible, slopes, grass paths, undulating terrain. Parking -
Designated parking adjacent to house. Building - 2 steps to entrance. 1 wheelchair, booking essential. Ground floor accessible. Other floors not open to visitors”.

 

 

Hughenden Manor

HP14 4LA

SU861954

National Trust

Mobility information for the house and grounds is available HERE

 

 

Hughenden Manor

 

 

There is also parking and access to this walk at Downley Common

HP14 4LA

SU861954

 

 

HP13 5YP

The Chilterns (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

The Chilterns Conservation Board, with the support of the Chilterns Society has produced a booklet entitled “Miles without Stiles in the Chilterns – 20 easy access walks 1.5 to 4.5 miles”. Walk 13 is Hughenden Manor and Downley Common (2.5 miles) and takes in part of the route of the London Green Belt Way. Please read the leaflet carefully before planning a trip. Note: Some of this route is quite rough underfoot and there is one long steep climb up through the woods to Hughenden Manor.

5

Great Kingshill to Chipperfield

Little Missenden

HP7 0RA

Postcode is of St John the Baptist Church.

 

Little Missenden is a beautiful village with lots to see in a small area. It has a music festival every year in October (now 51 years) and is often used as a setting for TV and Movies including Midsomer Murders. Parking is easy in the centre of the village and the surfaces are flat with two good pubs to visit. Below is an easy access walk from Amersham to Little Missenden which can be done in reverse.

 

 

Amersham, at the entrance to Shardeloes

HP7 0RL

SU947978

The Chilterns (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Amersham to Little Missenden stile free walk. The walk leaflet states “Access Information: Level walk. The walk is suitable for all terrain pushchairs as the path is easy to negotiate and there are only a few gates to open.

 

 

Amersham Museum

HP7 0DP

Amersham Museum

For access and visitor facilities see LINK. Also see the Amersham.org.uk website for much more information on the Old Town.

 

 

Chenies Village Green

WD3 6ER

Postcode is of St Michael’s Church.

The Chilterns (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

The Chilterns Conservation Board, with the support of the Chilterns Society has produced a booklet entitled “Miles without Stiles in the Chilterns – 20 easy access walks 1.5 to 4.5 miles”. Walk 8 is Chenies & Chess Valley Walk via Latimer (2.25 miles) and takes in part of the route of the London Green Belt Way. Please read the leaflet carefully before planning a trip. Note: Some of this route is quite rough underfoot and there are some climbs.

 

 

Flaunden

HP3 0PP

Postcode is the Green Dragon Pub

Flaunden on Wikipedia – a small entry, but it should grow.

Scattered old village in the Chilterns – a village which moved location. Two pubs, the Green Dragon and the Bricklayers Arms. There are some level walks but no information yet.

6

Chipperfield to St Albans

Chipperfield Green

WD4 9BS

(postcode is the Two Brewers Inn)

TL043016

Keep Britain Tidy

The link to Keep Britain Tidy does mention Easy Access Routes through Chipperfield Common. However, I cannot find any maps of the accessible routes. If you have further information, then please share.

7

St Albans to Letty Green

Verulamium Park, St Albans

AL1 2DL (Postcode is Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre)

TL140066

St Albans City & District Council

Information about facilities at the Verulamium Park is available at the City & District Council website. No information about walks yet.

 

 

Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban

AL1 1BY

DisabledGo

Also see the St Albans Cathedral website.

The DisabledGo website has lots of information about accessibility to the Cathedral.

 

 

St Albans, Tourist Information Centre

AL3 5DJ

St Albans City & District Council

The Council website has an “18 hole walk” around the city, entitled the Samuel Ryder Trail which takes in all the places associated with the founder of the Ryder Cup. Download leaflet. As this trails is mainly through the centre of the city, most if not all should be accessible.

 

 

Alban Way

For accessible points see the Alban Way Leaflet.

 

 

Please read all the details on the Alban Way leaflet before planning any walk.

 

Also see Wikipedia for more information.

 

Other websites:

St Albans & District Council – report a fault on the Alban Way

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

The Alban Way runs from between Cottonmill Lane and Westlers Bridge at Hatfield. It is 6.5 miles long. The leaflet states - “The Alban Way is a trail for cyclists and walkers along a former railway line. It is an important link in the local sustainable transport network and forms part of Route 61 of the Sustrans National Cycle Network.

The Alban Way has a smooth surface, suitable for all users, with lighting at the Hatfield end. It has many access points, most of which are ramped or level. It provides a route for leisure, commuting and safe routes to school.”

Sustrans website states “Surface: Smooth and suitable for all users”.

IMPORTANT: This route does cross some roads, so please take care.

 

 

Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City

 

Cole Green Picnic Area at Letty Green

TL264118 

SG14 2NL

TL285111

Postcode is Cowper Arms Public House

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

See leaflet for details.

Developed jointly by -

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council &

East Herts Council

Cole Green Way, from Cole Green Lane at Welwyn to Cole Green Picnic Area at Letty Green. This is a disused railway line which has been converted to a cycling / walking route with a level surface. It is accessible with a RADAR key at Cole Green Lane and Cole Green Picnic Area at Letty Green. There is parking at Letty Green.

8

Letty Green to Dobbs Weir

Cole Green Picnic Area at Letty Green

 

 

Hertford Town Football Club

SG14 2NL (Postcode is Cowper Arms Public House)

TL285111

SG13 8EZ

TL319120

See leaflet for details.

Developed jointly by -

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

&  East Herts Council

Cole Green Way, from Cole Green Picnic Area at Letty Green to Hertford. This is a disused railway line which has been converted to a cycling / walking route with a level surface. It is accessible with a RADAR key at Cole Green Picnic Area at Letty Green and Hertford Town Football Club. There is parking at both Letty Green and Hertford FC.

 

 

Hertford Town

SG14 1HR

Postcode is the Council Building at Hertford Castle – please study links for access points.

Hertford Town Council

Hertford Town Council Disability Access – the link has lots of useful information for Disabled People.

 

 

Hertford Museum

SG14 1DT

Hertford Museum

See Disability & Access section of website.

 

 

Hertford & Ware Walks – Riverside Trail.

 

I have not added a start point as I am unsure about accessibility. If you have more information, please contact me.

East Herts Council – see leaflet for this walk

 

The walk is described as “Moderate (flat, some unsurfaced paths)”. However, it does not give details about accessibility. Please get more information by using the contacts at the links before embarking on this walk.

 

 

Ware

SG12 9HW

 

No known points of accessibility but see Ware Town Council and Ware Tourism for further information. Also see Lee Valley Park website (NOTE: the postcode at Lee Valley Park is incorrect).

 

 

Lee Valley Walk – Ware to Dobbs Weir

I have not added a start point as I am unsure about accessibility. If you have more information, please contact me.

Lee Valley Park – see Ware to Waltham Abbey

The main page here states this is not suitable for disabled.

However, some sections of the website do refer to access and I have listed in them below.

The Ramblers website does state “Some easy-access sections. Contact Lee Valley Regional Park Information Centre for details”. The Ramblers also give some information about Lee Valley Park.

Also see Wikipedia for more information about the Lee Valley Walk.

 

 

Amwell Nature Reserve

I have not put a postcode as I am unsure where the best access is from.

Lee Valley Park

Some access, but please see Lee Valley Park website for more information and to work out the best access point.

 

 

Rye House Gatehouse

EN11 0EH

Lee Valley Park

Some accessible access – see link.

9

Dobbs Weir to High Beach

Lee Valley Walk – Dobbs Weir to Enfield Lock

I have not added a start point as I am unsure about accessibility. If you have more information, please contact me.

Lee Valley Park

Ware to Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey to Tottenham

The main page here states this is not suitable for disabled. However, some sections of the website do refer to access and I have listed in them below.

The Ramblers website does state “Some easy-access sections. Contact Lee Valley Regional Park Information Centre for details”. The Ramblers also give some information about Lee Valley Park.

Also see Wikipedia for more information about the Lee Valley Walk.

 

 

Dobbs Weir

EN11 0AY

TL385081

Lee Valley Park

Good accessibility. “There is a toilet block with a cubical for people with disabilities, which can be found in the car park opposite the Fish and Eels Public House.”

 

 

Broxbourne Old Mill & Meadows

EN10 6LX

(nearest postcode)

Lee Valley Park

“The site has car parking and toilet facilities both of which are suitable for disabled people.”

 

 

Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey

EN9 1JY

www.royalgunpowdermills.com

For accessibility see access & facilities link

 

 

Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey

EN9 1EL

Epping Forest District Council

“There is good public parking close by. Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor gallery area. The Museum contains a disabled access toilet and baby changing area.”

 

 

Gunpowder Park, Stewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey

EN9 3GP

Lee Valley Park – gives much more information and you can download a leaflet.

Much of this is accessible and there are disabled toilets on site. There’s lots to see and four walks with maps on the website. However, please check which walks are accessible by contacting the park firstly on 01992 762128

 

 

Rammey Marsh

No postcode, but arrow on map (see link) is of car park with access to Rammey Marsh and River Lee Walk

Lee Valley Park – IMPORTANT – Please read notes in the right hand column – However, this contradicts earlier information about the Lee Valley Walk which states the path is not suitable. For safety sake please contact Lee Valley Regional Park before venturing out.

From the Lee Valley Park website from this car park it states “Accessibility - All of the paths are mown grass and so the site is of limited suitability for wheelchairs at the moment. However the Lee Navigation towpath is accessible, which runs alongside the lower marsh.” – A Question – Does this mean the Lee Valley Path from Hertford to where we leave it at Enfield Lock has full accessibility all along the path? I have cycled it all, but only Lee Valley Regional Park can assess it and give it an all clear.

 

 

Stewardstone Marsh

E4 7RQ

Postcode is Godwin Close.

Lee Valley Park

Some accessibility with surfaced paths. (NOTE: the postcode at Lee Valley Park is incorrect). The best access point is from the west end of Godwin Close – see map link on post code to left.

10

High Beach to Toot Hill

High Beach, Epping Forest

IG10 4AE

TQ411982

City of London

“High Beach has been a centre for public recreation for over 150 years and is still popular today. There are excellent views from some of the car parks and the easy-access path starts near the Epping Forest Visitor Centre, Nursery Road, High Beach. This path is firm-surfaced and winds for half a mile through the trees, providing a splendid opportunity to view the woodland here. It has frequently placed seats. A descriptive leaflet gives features of interest to be seen from the path. There is level ground suitable for picnicking nearby, and there are refreshments and toilet facilities (including a disabled toilet) in the area.”

11

Toot Hill to Blackmore

Chipping Ongar

CM5 9JG

TL552031

Postcode is Budworth Hall

Budworth Hall

 

Also see information on Chipping Ongar at:

 

Epping Forest District Council

 

Wikipedia

 

Budworth Hall is at the centre of the town. There is disabled parking adjacent. Potentially many short walks around and near the town which are level. Things to see here include:

12

Blackmore to Thorndon Country Park North

Blackmore Village

CM4 0RN

TL603017

Village entry on Wikipedia

Very picturesque old village with lots to see here. No information yet on accessible walks in this area yet

 

 

Hutton Country Park, Wash Road

CM13 1TA

TQ633959

Nearest Postcode

Brentwood Borough Council

There is parking and access to Hutton Country Park Local Nature Reserve at Wash Road. There are no public toilets.

13

Thorndon Country Park North to Thames Chase at Broadfields Farm

Thorndon Country Park North, Countryside Centre

CM13 3RZ

TQ607914

Essex County Council

Thames Chase Community Forest also has a good map with footpath gradings and information on other nearby sites (Hartswood & Warley Gap) which are also on the route of the London Green Belt Way.

“Four-wheel battery-powered scooter available through Parkmobility scheme from Thorndon North Countryside centre (pre booking through Essex Wildlife Trust on 01277 232944). Disabled toilets.".

14

Thames Chase at Broadfields Farm to Davy Down

Thames Chase Forest Centre (Broadfields Farm)

RM14 3NS

TQ583861

Forestry Commission

Thames Chase Community Forest also has a good leaflet which includes a map with footpath gradings and more information. This map also includes two other sites on the route of the London Green Belt Way (Franks Wood and Cranham Marsh), but I have no information on accessibility yet.

The Forest Centre has “an inviting entrance porch leads visitors to an airy and spacious interior, where you will find the café, shop, exhibition, toilets and glazed link to the Broadfields Barn.” There are also many level walks around the grounds which cover 140 acres, plus areas to picnic.

 

 

Belhus Woods Country Park

RM15 4XJ

 

Essex County Council

Thames Chase Community Forest also has a good leaflet which includes a map with footpath gradings and information on other nearby sites managed by Thames Chase.

Reasonable level site and good access for wheelchair users. Disabled toilets. Also see DisabledGo assessment of this venue

 

 

Mardyke Valley

See Davy Down below for access point.

Thurrock Council – also see Mardyke Valley Project on the Council website

Green Grid

The London Green Belt Way follows the Mardyke Path from Ship Lane, just south of Aveley to Davy Down (see below). No information yet on accessibility along this path.

 

 

Davy Down

RM16 5UL

TQ592801

Thames Chase Community Forest

 

Also see the Davy Down website for more information.

 

The Davy Down website states - “All the footpaths are suitable for wheelchair users. Seasonal variations should be considered before visiting as flooding can affect the path along the River Mardyke in particular. Seating is located every 200 meters and a change of surface highlights the location of resting points for visually impaired visitors. All seating areas are surfaced and designed to enable wheelchair users to sit next to family and friends. Please phone or email for more detailed information.”

15

QE2 Bridge Viewpoint to Lullingstone Park

QE2 Bridge Viewpoint

DA2 6PD

TQ562746

 

This car park has now been closed by the local council. It was a beautiful spot with great views over the Thames Estuary and the QE2 Bridge, had a toilet block and some walks.

 

 

Hesketh Park

DA1 1QZ

Disabled Go

The Disabled Go website has accessible information provided by Dartford Borough Council.

 

 

Brooklands Lakes

DA1 1LN

Disabled Go

The Disabled Go website has accessible information provided by Dartford Borough Council. You may need to research this more.

 

 

Farningham

DA4 0DP

(postcode is The Lion pub)

Farningham on Wikipedia

Picturesque and historic village in Kent on the River Darent. There is accessibility around the centre of the village, but no information on walks yet.

 

 

Eynsford Castle (Start Point)

 

Hop Shop

Castle Farm (Finish Point)

This walk is also accessible from Lullingstone Roman Villa, Lullingstone Castle & Lullingstone Country Park – see below for more information.

DA4 0AA

 

 

TN14 7UB

TQ525635

 

 

Rural Ways

Eynsford & Lullingstone Villa Heritage Trail is a linear walk of 3.5 miles between Eynsford Castle & Hop Shop Castle Farm. Parts of the trail are on a level lane or riverside path, and for the more energetic there’s a short hillier section leading up to Eagle Heights. Download a leaflet of this walk HERE. This walk can be done as a whole or in smaller parts as there is a huge amount to see and visit.

 

 

Eagle Heights, Hulberry Farm

DA4 0JB

For SAT NAV please use DA4 0AE, then follow instructions on website.

NOTE: The gravel lane up to Hulberry Farm from Lullingstone Lane is a steep climb.

Eagle Heights Bird of Prey & Wildlife Park. It is reached turning right up a gravel lane, off Lullingstone Lane, shortly after passing under Lullingstone Viaduct. The venue website states “fully accessible to disabled ...”

 

 

Lullingstone Roman Villa

DA4 0JA

English Heritage

For accessibility see Visitor Information on website.

Also see entry on Visit Kent website.

“Shop: Easy access.
Toilets: Disabled toilets in main building. Visitor toilets in car park.
Refreshments: Self service Tea Bar. Picnic area.

Access to building: Disabled access to both floors via lift.
Grounds: On concrete and smooth grass. Visually Impaired Visitors

Interactive exhibits. Sound and Light show has audio. Low light levels throughout building.

Hearing Impaired Visitors

Sound and Light show has English subtitles. Hearing loop available.”

 

 

Lullingstone Castle

DA4 0JA

TQ529644

Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden

One of the UK’s oldest family homes with an amazing World Garden. Open 1st April - 30th Sept, and Garden-only until 30th Oct 2011 The website seems to suggest good accessibility – “

Guide dogs only. Wheelchairs available upon request.”

16

Lullingstone Park to Westmore Green, Tatsfield

Lullingstone Country Park

DA4 0JF

TQ526637

Visit Kent

Also see Kent County Council website where you can download a leaflet.

“Disabled parking bays and toilets. River path route suitable for wheelchairs. Classroom, conference room.”

 

 

Shoreham

TN14 7SE

TQ521617

See Shoreham on Wikipedia

Also see Shoreham Village website

 

Some short walks through this pretty riverside village. The footpath along the river is accessible by going north from the bridge along Darenth Way and past Water House. No map of routes yet.

 

 

Otford Village Car Park

TN14 5PQ (Postcode is Otford Village Memorial Hall, just next to the car park.)

See Otford on Wikipedia

Lots to see around this historic village – the Old Palace, Model of the Solar System, Beckett’s Well, Duck Pond, Otford Heritage Centre and more. Almost all are accessible. No map of routes yet.

17

Westmore Green, Tatsfield to Merstham

Beaver Water World, Tatsfield

TN16 2JT

Beaver Water World

Handrail around the site for disabled people

 

 

Titsey Park

RH8 0SD

TQ406550

Titsey Park Estate

The first floor of the House is unsuitable for wheelchairs. There are toilets with wheelchair access on the ground floor. There is access to the gardens but this is considered awkward by some.

18

Merstham to Box Hill, Old Fort

Gatton Park

RH2 0TW

TQ278525

Gatton Park

Some disabled access and toilets. There is also a 2 mile circular walk – see leaflet from North Downs Way National Trail. However, it does not say how accessible the walk is.

 

 

Reigate Hill – National Trust

RH2 9PL (nearest)

TQ263523

Surrey County Council

The Surrey County Council website has accessibility information and also a walk.

 

 

Headley Heath

KT18 6NN (nearest)

TQ205538

Box Hill & Headley Heath (NT)

Parking and Catering Van. No information about accessible walks.

19

Boxhill to West Hanger

Box Hill

KT20 7LB

TQ178513

Boxhill National Trust – see Accessibility

 

Accessible paths to Box Hill viewpoint and along length of North Downs Way, designated parking, toilets, level entrance to shop.

 

 

Denbies Wine Estate

RH5 6AA

TQ165509

Denbies Wine Estate

Disabled parking & disabled access throughout. The vineyard website has a “DDA Access Statement” which can be downloaded from the bottom Right Hand corner of their website.

20

West Hanger to Ripley

Francis Corner, off Coombe Lane, Shere

TQ078496

Surrey County Council

 

This walk is also featured on Walks With Wheelchairs.

Francis Corner is only a short distance from the start at West Hanger. There is parking and a 5 kilometre walk with map on the Surrey CC website. Much of this walk is along the route of the London Green Belt Way near the end of stage 19.

 

 

Silent Pool – is just half a mile south of the route at the bottom of the North Downs

GU5 9BW

TQ060485

Postcode is of nearby

Sherbourne Farm

Surrey County Council – “Easy Walks”

Silent Pool & Sherbourne Pond – is on the A25 just west of Shere, it has parking, some accessibility and short walk. A mile west of here along the A25 at Newlands Corner there are refreshments and accessible toilets. Newlands Corner also has a 625m easy access walk with one rest point.

 

 

East Clandon Village

GU4 7RY (Postcode is the Queens Head Pub)

TQ059516

eastclandon.org.uk

 

Beautiful old village. No information about accessibility. The village website is great and has an on-line stroll through the heart of the village.

 

 

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon and just off the route.

GU4 7RT

TQ066520

Hatchlands Park National Trust

The National Trust website for Hatchlands Park does have information about accessibility.

21

Ripley to Walton Bridge

Ripley Village

 

Ripley Green

GU23 6AQ

TQ051567

 

 

 

No information yet on accessible walks. However, many places around the village and the green are potentially accessible. Send & Ripley Museum does have accessibility. Also see the Ripley Village website for more information on the village and events held here.

 

 

River Wey Navigation (National Trust)

 

GU23 6QW

TQ054592

Pyrford Lock

KT15 2DS

TQ055631

New Haw Lock

KT13 8LG

TQ074654

Thames Lock

Surrey County Council. - “Easy walks around Surrey”

IMPORTANT - See details of The River Wey navigations and study links in next column before visiting.

Also see “Useful Information from the Wey Valley Website

“Access to the towpath is possible from several locations between Godalming and Addlestone.” However, there is no information about which locations.

On researching the Internet I have found a few points which may provide accessibility:

  • Pyrford Lock – parking and pub with disabled access.
  • New Haw Lock – parking and pub with disabled facilities and beer garden overlooking the canal.
  • Thames Lock and around the park at Whittet’s Ait – parking, information centre and nearby pub.

22

Walton Bridge to Hampton Court Maze

Thames Path, Walton Bridge

KT12 1QW

TQ093665

Surrey County Council. - “Easy walks around Surrey”

See details of The Thames Path Walk from Walton Bridge.

“A lovely walk upstream from Walton Bridge, along a level surfaced path towards the Shepperton Ferry. (Ferry not easily accessible).”

 

 

Sunbury Park, Lower Sunbury

TW16 6AB

Spelthorne Borough Council

Sunbury Park has the Walled Garden and the Sunbury Millennium Embroidery with a shop and café. There is disabled parking and accessibility.

 

 

Bushy Park

 

Disabled Go

 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Parks

See access information on the Disabled Go website from Richmond-upon-Thames Borough Council.

Many of the paths through Bush Park are level and accessible, including those through the Woodland Gardens.

The Royal Parks website has information about Disabled Access in the park.

The Pheasantry Welcome Centre in the Woodland Gardens has disabled parking, a café, an information point, public toilets and an education & community room. There are beautiful level walks through the gardens.

The Diana Car Park area has a refreshments point, some level walks around the ponds and public toilets nearby next to the childrens’ playground and accessible from the car park.

The Upper Lodge Water Gardens have been completely restored and opened to the public for the first time. It has Disabled Access but does not have its own car park. The nearest parking is at the main Hampton Hill Gate (5 minutes walk, but level access) or at the Pheasantry Welcome Centre (15 minutes away). You can also park at the Cobblers Walk car park (Grid Reference TQ153701)

 

 

Hampton Court to Kingston

KT8 9AU

TQ155685

Walks With Wheelchairs

 

- see map of walk

4 mile circular walk form Hampton Court, via Thames Path, Kingston Bridge and Bushy Park. This walk can also be started from the Diana Car Park in Bushy Park

Full Route

Hampton Court Palace front door to the centre of Hampton Court Maze

Total Distance of 222.5 miles, plus bus journey of 2 miles to cross QE2 Bridge.

 

 

 

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