Accessible Derbyshire in new Lonely Planet guide

29th Feb 2016

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Accessible Derbyshire in new Accessible Lonely Planet Guide

Lonely Planet is a long-established, world-renowned resource for travellers. Their travel guides provide some of the best resources available to those wanting to plan trips to countless destinations around the world.

Identifying a need in the market, Lonely Planet has just published a new, on-line resource on accessible travel and we are delighted to announce that Accessible Derbyshire features in this inaugural edition!

Author Martin Heng explains that:

"We at Lonely Planet believe that travel is for all, no matter what someone’s abilities or limitations are. We also know that the first barrier to travel for many people who have access issues or a disability is a lack of information about accessible travel, combined with a fear of the unknown.

That’s why we have created a new collection of online resources in the hopes that they will go some way towards filling the information gap and alleviating unfounded fears. The guides provide information and introduce a host of people who haven’t let their disability get in the way of their love of travel."

You can see the full on-line resource here

The Accessible Derbyshire entry is on page 35 and reads:

"Its amazing that two local women can achieve more than some national tourism organisations in making their locality accessible. Working closely with VisitPeakdistrict, The Peak National Park Authority, Derbyshire County Council and district councils, they've brought together all the information you need to get out and about in Derbyshire if you have accessibility needs." 

We could not be more proud of our super little charity than we are right now and hope that this inclusion in the guide will open up the possibility for even more people to discover the many accessible opportunites our beautiful county and National Park have to offer. 

Thank you Lonely Planet!

Gillian and Jane.

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