Accessible walks

Devon is blessed with the most stunning countryside, a lot of which is accessible to people with limited mobility, those in wheelchairs, families with pushchairs, toddlers on scooters or people who simply prefer a flatter or more easy-going surface without having to clamber over stiles or climb steep slopes.

Several of the disused railway tracks around the county have been converted into leisure trails. These flat and well-surfaced trails lend themselves to a variety of users. Routes include sections of the Granite Way near Okehampton and the Tarka Trail between Braunton and Meeth in North Devon.

Remember that cycle routes in Devon are also intended for use by walkers.  Sections of the Exe Estuary Trail are ideal for wheelchair users, especially between Exmouth and Lympstone where the path has superb views out across the estuary. Nearer Plymouth, the Drakes Trail is a beautiful multi-user route.

You can use the symbols on this website to decide if a particular walk or site of interest is suitable for your accessibility needs. You may also find the following websites useful: