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Accessible Walks in Hampshire 

If you have limited mobility, then you'll know how difficult it can be to get out and about. It's a real pleasure to get away (especially if you live in a town or city) with a visit to a peaceful park, shaded forest or beautiful countryside. 

"When taking a wheelchair, powerchair, mobility scooter (or pushchair for that matter) it just takes a little more planning."

Even though most places are equipped for people who are using wheelchairs, powerchairs, and mobility scooters it would be annoying to turn up at a national park only to find out that the trails are inaccessible.

All that can be avoided with a quick phone call to the place you’re visiting. But to save you some time, we’ve spoken to a few places and found some useful sources so that you can enjoy your day out.

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Situated three miles south of Petersfield, Queen Elizabeth Country Park is a small part of the expansive South Downs National Park. It boasts 1400 acres of downland and woodland which are used for walking, cycling, and horse riding. There are also BBQ areas for hire.

There are three different trails marked with different degrees of difficulty: The Downland Trail (1.7 miles), Short Woodland Trail (1.7 miles), and Long Woodland Trail (5 miles). These are all an excellent way to spend a few hours, with the landscape continually changing throughout the year – you’re also liable to spot lots of different wildlife including Deer, foxes, badgers, adders and many different species of bird.

I was told over the telephone that all of the walks are suitable for mobility scooters and wheelchairs, although if the weather is bad the trails can become muddy and waterlogged.

The Forest of Bere

The Forest of Bere is situated in between Waterlooville and Cowplain. It’s a beautiful stretch of forest which featured in the TV series Vikings. The forest consists of many unmarked trails running through it which can be quite bumpy.

There are however two trails that have been planned out by the forestry commission, Forest of Bere Trail and Old Oak Trail, are flat which makes it suitable for mobility scooters, powerchairs, and wheelchairs.

The forest is a mix of woodland, farmland, ponds, and open space. Access to the forest is free although the car park is pay and display. The West Car Park has toilets for disabled access.

Staunton Country Park

Staunton Country Park has 1,000 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland and ancient woodland located in Havant. Within the regency listed parkland, you’ll find an ornamental farm, a lake, follies, walled garden, and a tricky maze.

Once again, an eclectic mix of birds and wildlife call Staunton their home with new sightings from ramblers happening daily. All paths are gravel and mud which has been compacted to create a smooth surface which can easily take the weight of wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

There are three disabled bays available in the car park. If you’re accompanied by a carer they will be admitted to the park for free. Three accessible toilets are available in the Visitor Centre, The Tearooms, and the Courtyard.

More resources

There are many different websites where you can search for your next accessible walk. We’ve focussed on scenic routes close to our Waterlooville showroom but why not keep note of the links below for your next day out. They provide details on the type of incline, rest stops, number of toilets, and the route length.

These are just three places in Hampshire with scenic walks suitable for people using mobility scooters, powerchairs, or wheelchairs. If you need any advice on mobility products, just call us on 02392 255600 – we’d be more than happy to help.

 

 

Kymco K-Lite
  • Wireless battery box
  • Dismantle with one hand 
  • Lightweight parts
  • Available in 4 colours 
Kymco Super 4
  • Front basket for storage 
  • Full lighting package 
  • Swivel seat & flip-up armrests
  • Max user weight of 20 stone (127kg)
Drive
  • Comes with remote control
  • Compact design 
  • Carry bag included 
  • Up to 6 miles on full battery charge 
Riviera 500
  • Anti-tip wheels
  • Front & rear bumper
  • Seat Belt 
  • Maximum user weight up to 25 stone
Kymco Agility
  • Waterproof LCD Dashboard
  • Oil-dampened suspension
  • 12" alloy wheels
  • Max user weight of  26 stone (165 kg)
Kymco Maxer
  • Delta handlebars 
  • LED front & rear lighting 
  • Sporty pneumatic tyres 
  • Max user weight of 31 stone (200 kg)
Kymco Maxi XLS
  • Front & rear bumpers 
  • 4" ground clearance 
  • Simple to use control panel 
  • Max user weight of 25 stone (160 kg)
Kymco Super 8
  • High ground clearance 
  • Storage in front basket 
  • High/low speed
  • Max user weight of 20 stone (127 kg)
Di Blasi R30
  • Fold/unfold at the press of a button 
  • Integrated handle for transportation 
  • Battery with quick release 
Storm4 X-plore
  • True Track Plus motors 
  • Range of up to 37 miles
  • Modulite seating 
  • Up to 27.4 stone (174 kg)
Karma Dove
  • Lightweight aluminium frame 
  • Slowing brake 
  • Puncture proof tyres 
  • 14" or 16" seat widths 
Karma Ergo Lite
  • S-Ergo seating system 
  • Folding backrest 
  • AEGIS microbe upholstery 
  • Weighs just 8.3 kg (18 lbs)
Karma Ergo Lite 2
  • Detachable footrest hangers 
  • S-Ergo seating system 
  • Folding frame 
  • Durable upholstery
Karma Ergo Live
  • S-Ergo seating system 
  • Adjustable backrest
  • Quick release wheels
  • Max user weight of 18 stone (115 kg)
Karma Ergo115
  • Patented ‘S’ shaped seating
  • Quick release rear wheels
  • Suitable for easy storage 
  • Max user weight 18 stone (115 kg)
Karma Ergo125
  • Flip-back armrests 
  • S-shaped seating system 
  • Swing-away footrest 
  • Max user weight 18 stone (115 kg)
Karma Flexx
  • lightweight aluminium frame 
  • Adjustable backrest 
  • Self-propel or transit available 
  • Fully crash tested 
Karma Martin (HD)
  • Lightweight aluminium frame 
  • Puncture proof tyres 
  • Adjustable backrest 
  • Max user weight of 25 stone (160 kg)
Karma Robin
  • 16" or 18" seat widths 
  • Lightweight design 12.3 kg (27 lbs)
  • Puncture proof tyres 
  • Rear anti-tip wheels
Karma Sparrow
  • S-Ergo system provides pressure relief 
  • Detachable footrest hangers 
  • Folding frame 
  • Puncture proof tyres 
Karma Wren 2
  • Progressive slowing brakes 
  • Flip-back armrests 
  • Quick release rear wheels 
  • Max user weight of 18 stone (115 kg)
i3 Power Lifter
  • 9 ft long charging cable
  • Total weight of 11 kg (25 lbs)
  • Can lift a scooter of up to 27 kg (60 lbs)
i3 Mobility Scooter
  • Fold and unfold in two steps 
  • USB charging port
  • Store and use an extra battery
  • Floorboard storage compartment 
Smarti
  • Open & close with a remote control 
  • Compact design 
  • Up to 10 miles on a full charge 
  • Max user weight of up to 21 stone 
Breeze S4
  • Fully adjustable and rotating seat 
  • LED lights 
  • Sturdy and safe 
  • Plenty of storage 
K-Chair
  • On or off board charging 
  • Easy to remove seat
  • Intuitive control system  
  • Max user weight of 18 stone (114 kg)
Malaga
  • Splits down for storage 
  • Adjustable Captain's seat
  • Puncture proof tyres 
  • Maximum user weight of 18 stone (115kg)
Marbella
  • Dual rear suspension 
  • Adjustable seat
  • Detachable footrests
  • Maximum user weight of 21 stone (136 kg)
Quickie Tango
  • Powered tilt and manual recline
  • Adjustable seating
  • Excellent outdoor performance
  • Maximum user weight up to 22 stone (140 kg)
Sirocco
  • Robust frame
  • Folds for transport or storage 
  • Highly responsive joystick 
  • Maximum user weight of up to 21 stone (136 kg)
Vienna
  • Detachable battery pack
  • Compact
  • Easy to dismantle 
  • 18 stone (115 kg)
Mirage
  • Fits nicely into a vehicle 
  • Puncture proof tyres 
  • Ergonomic armrests 
  • Maximum user weight of 21 stone 
TDX SP2
  • Enhanced stability
  • LiNX Smart Technology 
  • Small turning radius 
  • Maximum user weight of 21.7 stone (138 kg)
Eazi Chair
  • 2 x 180W motors 
  • Folds in under 10 seconds
  • Anti-tip wheels
  • Maximum user weight of up to 19 stone
Eazi Chair Ultra
  • 2 x 250W motors
  • Folds in under 10 seconds 
  • Anti-tip wheels
  • Maximum user weight of up to 28 stone 
SupaChair Combi
  • Anti-tip wheels
  • Adjustable armrests 
  • Variable speed control
  • Gear stick control with 360 degree turning 
K-ACTIV
  • 450W motors 
  • LED lighting system
  • Fully adjustable seating
  • Max user weight of 25 stone (158kg)
Quickie Jive R2
  • Most affordable Jive model
  • Transit tested 
  • Excellent outdoor performance 
  • Maximum user weight of up to 25 stone 
VIVIO
  • Tension adjustable backrest
  • Swing away joystick control
  • Puncture proof front & rear tyres 
  • Maximum user weight of 20 stone (136 kg)
Spectra XTR2
  • Compact design 
  • Highly adjustable seating 
  • SMART LiNX control system 
  • Maximum user weight 20.5 stone (130 kg)
SupaChair Mini
  • Anti-tip wheels
  • Turning radius of 590 mm
  • 2 x 150W motors 
  • Breaks down into 2 parts 
SupaChair Safari
  • 2 x 150W motors 
  • Anti-tip wheels
  • Turning radius of 700 mm
  • Assemble/disassemble in seconds 
SupaChair Safari Sport
  • Anti-tip wheels 
  • 360° turning capabilities 
  • Breaks down into 2 parts 
  • Turning radius of 730 mm 
SupaScoota Shopper
  • Single 12v motor 
  • Ready for transport in 10 seconds
  • Electronic stability control
  • Perfect for shopping 
SupaScoota Sport XL
  • 2 x 180w motors 
  • Folds & locks in under 10 seconds 
  • User weight up 23 stone 
  • Turning radius of 94cm 
SupaScoota Spartan
  • Ready for transport in 10 seconds 
  • Optional spare battery pack
  • Electronic stability control
  • Turning radius of 98 cm 
SupaScoota Sport
  • 2 x 150W motors 
  • Folds & locks in under 10 seconds
  • Battery is easily removed for charging 
  • Automatic electromagnetic brakes 
SupaScoota Sprint
  • Single 12v motor 
  • Ready for transport in 10 seconds 
  • Automatic electromagnetic brakes 
  • Removable battery for charging
SupaScoota Sprite
  • Anti-tip wheels
  • Small turning circle 
  • Fold in under 10 seconds 
  • Max user weight of 12.5 stone
Drive Ultra Lightweight
  • Aluminium frame
  • Swing-out footrests 
  • Desk style armrests 
  • Max user weight of 18 stone (115kg)

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