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Disabled Holidays in the Lake District

The Lake District is without doubt one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the UK to visit. Home to 12 of the UK’S largest lakes, including the deepest (Wastwater) and the longest (Lake Windermere), plus the 10 highest mountains, it is really easy to see why this part of North West England attracts over 10 million visitors each year and is the most visited National Park in the UK. Visitors just love its peace and tranquillity, not to mention its breath taking views of the forests and mountains. Whether you wish to getaway with the family for a few days or relax on your own with a good book in a cosy, self-catering cottage, welcome to Disabled Holidays in The Lake District!

Disabled Friendly Accommodation in The Lake District

You will of course need to plan your break, where you will be staying, (self-catering, B&B, Hotels), what to do (or not) where to eat, etc. 1000’s of disabled guests enjoy the Lakes each year so whether you choose to stay in a disabled friendly bed and breakfast in the Lake District, a hotel or wheelchair friendly self catering accommodation, finding disabled friendly wheelchair accessible accommodation in the Lake District should not be an issue, provided you book well in advance. The area is very popular for self-catering holidays, especially if you are into fishing or other nature activities. Looking for disabled friendly caravan holidays in the Lake District? There are several caravan sites with wheelchair accessible caravans, static caravans and lodges.

Disabled Friendly Self-Catering Cottages and Wheelchair Accessible B&B Accommodation in Lake Windermere

Part of the magic of booking disabled holidays in the Lake District is that you can plan your holidays around special themes such as romantic breaks, activities, nature tours or even around the types of property you would like to stay in such as cosy, log-burning self-catering cottages and the Lakes have more than their fair share, including ground floor cottages that are wheelchair accessible.

Lake Windermere is perhaps the most popular area in the Lake District. The Windermere village runs along Lake Windermere itself and is dotted with cosy cottages overlooking the Lake with its many yachts and boats. You can choose to stay in wheelchair friendly cottages in Lake Windermere, Ambleside or Troutbeck Bridge nearby. Maybe you are looking for wheelchair friendly bed and breakfast accommodation in the Lake District? Visit the DHG directory to find quaint bed and breakfast accommodation with a traditional pub feel to luxury B&Bs serving fresh local produce each morning.

Mobility Equipment and Scooter Hire in The Lake District

If you rely on a mobility scooter to get around, you may need to hire one to enjoy disabled holidays in the Lake District. You could start at the Brockhole Visitor Centre where you may be able to hire a scooter for the day. There are usually only 2 available at any one time so you would need to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Alternatively, you can visit our very own DHG Directory to find local suppliers who will deliver equipment to you, including portable hoists and wet chairs, wherever you stay.

Disabled Friendly Activities in the Lake District

You can choose to do as little or as much as possible; it is your holiday after all! Of course, if getting out and about and taking part in activities is part of your holiday itinerary, disabled holidays in the Lake District offer its fair share of activities too. There is a whole raft of activities to keep you busy, especially during the spring to summer months. You could start with a trip to the boating centre where you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Lakes on a wheelchair-adapted boat. If you would like to have a splash, you could try a Canadian style, sit-on-top canoe or hit the Lakes in a wayfarer sailing boat.

The award-winning gardens and grounds at Brockhole are a delight all year round but especially at spring time with magnolias, azaleas and Rhododendrons coming in to bloom, not to mention the wildlife, with foxes, rabbits and deer dropping in to say hi! Explore the Thomas Mawson Arts And Craft Gardens and sample fresh fruit and vegetables at the kitchen garden.

Wheelchair Friendly Restaurants in the Lake District

Eating out when you visit the Lake District and Cumbria has come on leaps and bounds in the last 10 years and you will most certainly be spoilt for choice when you decide to eat out. From cafes, tea rooms, Italian style bistros and tapas bars, to Mediterranean, Thai, Greek and Cantonese restaurants, you really can try something different for every night of your stay. More and more pubs and inns have their own restaurants, many of which are wheelchair friendly. If you would rather stay in and cosy up with a nice take away, there are a number takeaways to choose from too.

If all that’s whet your appetite and you find the idea of disabled holidays in the Lake District appealing, why not go ahead and visit our DHG Directory and see what takes your fancy? We’d like a post card please!