In 1996 the Moor Access Group was established to look at ways of making Exmoor accessible to
disabled people. They produced a guide, researched and written by disabled people in an effort to share
the delights of Exmoor, "which we feel is one of the most beautiful areas of England".
The guide covers absolutely everything for planning a visit to the area, and includes details of 11 walks,
street maps of the major towns and villages with disabled toilets, car parks and level routes marked,
disabled-friendly accommodation and eating houses.
The guide book is entitled "Accessible Exmoor" (A5 paperback format) & is available from:-
Exmoor National Park Authority, Dulverton, TA22 9HL
"State of the Park Report -
Ch.13. Access - .pdf"
The Accessible Somerset Awards is a County wide scheme that has been established in partnership between Somerset County Council, Mendip District Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council, Sedgemoor District Council, South Somerset District Council, West Somerset Council and Compass Disability Services. The aim of the Awards is to raise awareness about accessibility issues and recognise organisations that have made improvements in providing an excellent service for disabled people.
"Winning an Accessible Somerset Award does not necessarily mean that it will be accessible to all, but does mean that they have provided a good service to disabled people and that the public wanted this
West Somerset Area - 2009 awards:-
Accommodation winner: Primrose Hill Holidays, Blue Anchor
Service winner: Accessible Transport West Somerset (ATWEST), Minehead
A Place to Eat winner: Torre Cider Farm, Washford
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Walking for small wheels
Cycling for disabled
The Calvert Trust
The Trust specialises in outdoor activities for
the disabled and have a superb centre at Wistlandpound near Blackmoor Gate on the western edge of Exmoor.
Wimbleball Fly Fishing Club
This club, based on Wimbleball Reservoir a few miles west of Dulverton, has a boat equipped for wheelchair users which is maintained by South West
Water. Anyone interested should book in advance (01837 871565) and take an able bodied helper with them.
Further reading: see our general fishing guide page