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?
This Months Featured Partners
You only have one life – so live it!
This family run award winning luxury 4 star boutique hotel is definitely a favourite of Accessible Derbyshire. Close to many attractions within a 5 mile radius. It offers superior, sumptuous and luxury accommodation, food and fine wine, coal fires, candelabra, mood lighting – it has it all.
At Crich you can step back in time along a recreated period street where you won't have to wait long for the rumble of a vintage tram!
Many of the buildings along the street have been rescued from towns and cities across the UK, such as the Derby Assembly Rooms façade which came to Crich after a tragic fire. The Red Lion Pub and Restaurant came all the way from Stoke and was re-built brick by brick.
Also look out for the street furniture which is dotted along the street, including the Bundy Clock (see below) at Town End Terminus and The Exhibition Hall windows which were rescued from the Doncaster tram depot.
There are lots of places to visit on the Tramway Street such as Rita’s Tearoom, The Red Lion Pub and Upper Deck Restaurant*, Barnett’s old fashioned sweetshop, Scothern and Williamson gift shop, the Eagle Press and Fredrick’s Ice Cream Parlour and refreshments*.
The street scene gives a perfect backdrop to show case the historic tram collection