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New guide shows accessible days out

Just Regional
Apr 14, 2023 2 mins read

A new video guide from the Broads Authority has been launched to show what is available for people who may need a little extra help to get out and about in the park.

The video highlights facilities which are accessible to wheelchairs users, suitable for people with limited mobility or can cater for those who are visually impaired.

The authority says that well-managed public access is vital to ensuring the Broads remains a spectacular place for everyone to enjoy.

Accessible Days Out in the Broads was launched in Neatishead at the Nancy Oldfield Trust charity, which provides sailing, canoeing, motor cruising and accommodation for disabled and disadvantaged people.

The guide includes boat trips, such as the wheelchair-accessible Ra Solar Boat Trip at Hoveton, accessible sailing and canoe trips with the Nancy Oldfield Trust, and accessible boat trips at the Museum of the Broads in Stalham.

Other ideas include tandem bicycles at Broadland Cycle Hire at Horning and accessible boardwalks and viewing platforms at Barton Broad.

The guide also includes suggestions of where to eat.

The authority’s waterways and recreation officer Andrew Walters said: “There are many opportunities for accessible days out in the Broads. We hope that having a wealth of information readily available on both our website and in Broadcaster magazine will inspire visitors to discover their ideal days out.”

You can watch the video at youtu.be/4KvfMlZ416g and www.visitthebroads.co.uk/discover-the-broads/about-the-broads/accessible-visits

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