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Accessibility on the Coast

Jul 14, 2022 | News

We believe the Norfolk Coast should be enjoyed by all, regardless of their accessibility needs. The term ‘accessibility’ is not one size fits all, and everyone’s needs are different. As such, we believe that one of the best ways we can facilitate access to the countryside is by providing as much information about our trails and wild places as we can so that visitors can plan a trip that suits them.

That is why we created our Access for All walks page. While these walks are not formally accessibility tested, we have tried to provide as much information as possible about the featured walks to give a good idea of what you can expect if you visit.

Another great resource for accessible walks in Norfolk is Norfolk County Council’s Access Tested walks page. This page provides in depth photos, maps and other information for 6 walks across the county (shown above).

Yet another awesome resource for accessible walks is the Active Norfolk Dementia Friendly Walks page, which features large maps of ‘easy ambles’ all tested to be dementia friendly.

Our Trails team has also carried out numerous surface improvements to the National Trail at Skelding Hill (shown at the top of the post), Brancaster, Thornham and Cromer with the goal of providing a a level and predictable path with a clear corridor.

We recognize there is more work to be done, and we’d welcome thoughts, feedback and suggestions for future accessibility improvements across the AONB. Another way to have your say about accessibility in protected landscapes is to respond to this survey by a University of Leeds Masters student.

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