Accessibility

Winchcombe is a medieval town with narrow streets and pavements in places.  The majority of shops have step free access however a few have steps. There is plenty to see in the town but in some places the pavements has pinch points but this should not deter wheelchair users exploring the town and nearby countryside.  We have produced a simple map of the town centre showing the parking areas, dropped kerbs, disabled toilets and the more easily accessible locations in the town.  A common sight these days are cars parked partly on the pavements and Gloucester Street is a good example but there should still be room to pass by.

For accessible map of Winchcombe click here.

Accommodation

We are collating a list of accommodation suitable for people with health conditions or impairment. If you know of any accommodation suitable please let us know at info@winchcombewelcomeswalkers.com

Places to Visit

Sudeley Castle offer free admission to carers of disabled visitors, and much of the gardens are accessible to wheelchair users. Click here for Sudeley Castle access statement

Accessible walks

We currently offer two short routes suitable for wheelchairs and will expand the choice in due course.

Riverside Path 

We created an ‘easy accessible for all’ riverside path upgrade by the River Isbourne. A 0.6km section has Radar kissing gates (a Radar key can be hired from the Tourist Information Office) and fairly flat gradients with the return along pavements or Silk Mill Lane.  The path offers a pleasant riverside stroll in a countryside setting just three minutes from the town centre.

For accessible map of Riverside Path  click here.

 

Sudeley Castle Driveway                                                          

A delightful stroll from the Old Brockhampton Road along the driveway to Sudeley Castle Visitor Centre where toilets and refreshments can be found during opening hours.

For accessible map of Sudeley Castle driveway click here.

 
 
Riverside Path extension – in development

We are working with local authorities to link several sections of path to create a pleasant riverside walk from Broadway Road to the proposed Winchcombe Park. This would also offer a ‘green’ route to the GWSR Heritage railway station at Greet. 

 
 
All Terrain Mobility Scooter route  – coming soon

The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens are launching a new ‘all terrain mobility scooter’ route along the Sudeley Valley to the Salt Way, Roel Gate and return via Waterhatch in June 2019.  Watch this space for more information.