The Forest is a recognised centre for walking and biking and is well served by trails and other surfaced access. For people with physical disability, poor health, sensory impairment or some other inhibiting condition there may be a need for some powered assistance, specialised interpretation or other appropriate media to enable them to enjoy the benefits that others take for granted.
Walking with Wheels provide all-terrain electric wheelchairs (called Trampers) for hire at just £2.50 an hour from Pedalabikeaway /Cannop Cycle Centre and from Forest Holidays, Christchurch. Specialised guides and other support (written, pictorial or oral including the Hidden Heritage app) is also available to enable people who might otherwise be disadvantaged to enjoy the beauty and heritage of the Forest.
The project will provide two Trampers for hire, which can be used on four selected accessible routes.
As a result of this project people with physical disabilities are able to access forest trails, activities, heritage and places previously inaccessible, improving their quality of life.
Walking with Wheels rely on volunteers to give users the best possible experience. If you are interested in accompanying someone on one of the routes please get in touch. Full training and support will be provided.
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