Countryfile showcases accessibility in Derbyshire!

26th Apr 2015

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Following filming earlier this month, Derbyshire and some of its many projects to improve accessibility were the feature of BBC's 'Countryfile' programme today.

The show featured the work of the Lane End Farm Trust in Abney including their new 'Riding High' project which provides pony-trekking opportunities for young people with access needs in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.

Craig Grimes showcased his passion for Mountain Triking in the area and the work of RSPB's Roy Taylor to improve accessibility in the area also featured heavily in the show. Roy demonstrated how a combination of investment, thought and creativity can remove many of the barriers disabled people face in the countryside: creating a smooth section at the edge of pathways for wheelchair-users whilst maintaining the ruggedness of the remaining area was just one example.

The show illustrated just some of the many incredible and inspirational projects happening throughout the area all of which are contributing to Accessible Derbyshire's aim to make Derbyshire and the Peak District the most accessible county and National Park in the country!

The show is now available to view on the BBC IPlayer and is a real inspiration.

To donate to 'The Big Push': our 2 year project to make ours the most accessible area in the country text PUSH15 plus the amount (eg. £1, £5, £10) to 70070.

Thank you :-)

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