Accessible Travel: Top Accessible Things To Do in The Lake DistrictBy Niamh Duffy -
The Lake District is one of the most scenic places in England, and it can also be accessible. With its breath-taking landscape, shimmering meadows covered in wild flowers and sparkling blue lakes it is no surprise that it is one of England’s biggest tourist attractions. That’s why we’ve given you the top accessible activities to do in the Lake District.
Cruise on Lake Windermere
Explore the beauty of England’s largest lake in the heart of the Lake District. At 10.5 miles long, 1 mile and 220 feet deep, it is no surprise a lake cruise makes it into the top accessible activities in the Lake District. Popular with tourists since the 19th century, the area is wonderfully relaxed and friendly, and was even awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in July 2017. Bird song fills the air and the rolling pastureland is dotted with sheep. With wheelchair-friendly steamers providing access via ramp from the pier to the main cabin.
Visit a Livestock Show
Lakeland Farm provides a unique experience to visit a traditional and authentic farm. Start with a livestock shock, providing you the opportunity to meet the animals and step into the shoes of a farmer for a day. Relax and have lunch in the bistro café, with fresh and local produce the highlight of the menu. On the way back why not head to Lowther Castle for the perfect photo opportunity, with breath-taking views and the acres of woodland and gardens, the castle ruins are the perfect way to end an amazing day of accessible activities.
Head to the famous Blackpool Pier
Explore Blackpool’s traditional sea front, from arcades to ice creams and deck chairs. Built in 1984, The Blackpool Twoer is one of the most iconic buildings and one of Britain’s most loved landmarks. Home to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom why not head for a dance and a cream tea? Or perhaps you can visit a traditional rock shop for a demonstration of how it is made and of course grab some souvenirs to take home!