Welcome to Accessible Derbyshire
Derbyshire is a beautiful county. Its peaks, dales, woodland and waterways form one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, its stunning towns and villages are full to the brim with interesting places to visit and great things to do. No wonder the Peak District is the second most visited National Park in the world!
For some people, however, accessing all that Derbyshire has to offer is tough.
If you have a disability or have mobility difficulties and use a wheelchair, pushchair or scooter our hills and valleys and their old, listed buildings – the very things that make Derbyshire special - can seem out of reach.
At Accessible Derbyshire we have a dream: to make life easier for people with disabilities, their families and Carers.
Our aim is to bring together - in one place - all the information you need to get out and about in Derbyshire and the Peak District and enjoy life to the full.
Whether you are looking for a level stroll round a pretty village followed by afternoon tea in a quaint café or a sumptuous meal in a local pub or fancy a more adventurous accessible activity such as cycling, sailing or climbing the hills on a Boma 7 all–terrain wheelchair this is the site for you!
If you want to know where you can take a break in a luxurious fully-accessible holiday property or hotel, want to know where the Changing Places toilets are in Derbyshire or which local events or attractions might be suitable for you then look no further!
Accessing everything is impossible but, working closely with Visit Peak District, the Peak National Park Authority, Derbyshire County Council and District Councils we’ll tell you exactly what’s out there so you can choose what’s right for you. This is, if you like, tourism ‘on the level’……..
So, with all the information you need just a click away what are you waiting for?
21st Feb First - ever Changing Places national conference held in Chesterfield! Speakers, campaigners and guests gathered...
29th Jan Following their visit to parliament, Founders of Accessible Derbyshire Gillian and Jane attended a Visit England...
The objective of this 2 year initiative is to make the Peak District and Derbyshire the most accessible National Park and county in the country. On Wednesday, 3rd December: the 'International Day for Persons with Disabilities' representatives of some of the key local organisations who have an influence on accessibility in the area gathered at the Longshaw Estate to give their support. Ross Calladine: Head of Accessibility at Visit England and Jim Dixon: Head of the Peak Park Authority took part in the event which also hosted representatives from Visit Peak District, World Heritage Sites, English Heritage, Derbyshire County Council, Sheffield Hallam University and Disability Sport to name a few. The High Sheriff of Derbyshire, David Coleman was also there to enjoy the day. At the event, which was extensively covered by the BBC, attendees both able and disabled were given the opportunity to have a go on the fabulous 'BOMA 7' all-terrain wheelchairs on loan from Hoe Grange Holidays, Brassington and...