Accessible routes

There are various walks in and around Kirkby Stephen suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and those who require a reasonably flat, firm surface to walk on.

The Northern Viaduct Trust walk along the old railway line to the east of the town is designated a ‘Miles without Stiles’ route. There is free leaflet to download (PDF) describing the walk.

Jubilee Park, at the southern end of the town, has a disabled cark park at the side to allow level access to the summerhouse with views over Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge. There is a good pavement surface and ramps all the way to and from the town.

Many will find the walk along the old railway track at Smardale suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. There is a fairly steep ramp at the start of the route from the car parking area, but after that it is flat.

There’s a special buggy walk around Brough with a map to follow and features to look out for. The leaflet is available from the Visitor Centre.

Access the Dales

‘Access the Dales’ is dedicated to promoting accessible walks in the Yorkshire Dales and providing free hire use of all-terrain mobility vehicles from hubs in the Dales. It is run by Debbie North, who used to live near Kirkby Stephen. On the website you can find lots of routes, advice, listings of accessible accommodation and more.

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