This annual campaign is all about encouraging disabled people to go out and try something new. There are approximately 12.2 million disabled people in the UK and an additional 6.5 million carers – are you one of them? The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is a great place to start if you’re looking for some interesting and new experiences. Disabled Access Day takes place on 12th March and we have a number of establishments that cater for the specific needs of disabled travellers including:
- Monmouthshire Cottages: Their properties welcome assistance dogs free of charge
- Tintern Abbey Cottage: This accommodation includes a downstairs bedroom
- Lindors Country House Hotel: There is disabled access available in one of the 2 bedroom lodges
- Forest Hills Golf Club: Their facilities are easily accessible on the ground floor, from the large car park
- Trippenkennet Farm: Being single storey and having a flat tiled floor throughout, this establishment is suitable for elderly visitors and guests with reduced mobility
- The Old Station Tintern: Their Victorian country railway station includes disabled toilets
- 2 Danby Cottages: They welcome disabled people; one of the owners uses a wheelchair.
- Parsons Grove Holiday Cottages: This beautiful cottage on 15 acres of fields and woodlands, is fully equipped with disabled access and is dog friendly.
- The Priory Cottages: Situated in a quiet and peaceful location, this cottage is part of the National Accessible Scheme.
- Moorhens, Lakeside: This elegant two bed-room, single storey property is part of the National Accessible Scheme and has been approved for disabled and wheelchair users.
- Capel Pentwyn: ~This converted arts & crafts chapel has stunning views over the Wye Valley & Forest of Dean. There is a single bedroom on the ground floor with wheelchair access and wet-room.
- Bells Hotel: The hotel has a traditional, historic feel that is coupled with modern facilities to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. There are 53 rooms available in total, including 3 suites and two rooms suitable for wheelchair users.
- George Inn & Millingbrook Lodge: This accommodation is conveniently placed in the centre of the small village of Aylburton, just one mile from Lydney. There are 6 double rooms, one of which is a converted disabled room which has wider entry doors, a wet-room for wheelchair access and hand rails.
The National Accessible Scheme is a special award given to establishments which includes high standards for guests with mobility, visual or hearing impairments.
So keep an eye out for this symbol (see below) to be assured the establishment has been thoroughly assessed against the demanding criteria and is fully prepared to accommodate you and your needs.
Get involved with Disabled Access Day on 12th March by using the hashtag #AccessDay and tell us your experiences of visiting #DeanWye