Tuesday, 31st July 2018
Walkers are Welcome is a non-profit making Community Interest Company. They are a nationwide initiative, launched in 2007 to encourage towns and villages to be welcoming to walkers. They now have over 100 member towns. As part of accessTOG we are asking each of the WAW towns to provide us with a wheel friendly accessible walk. It’s great that we can share these walks and encourage visitors to these towns. So far we have two Walkers Are Welcome Walks with Wheels (how’s that for an alliteration!), one based in the beautiful town of Ross- on-Wye, Herefordshire and one in the Cumbrian town of Kirkby Stephen. Both these are town trails -a great way to explore a new area and find out about a place.
The TGA Whill is ideal for town trails. The battery life is very good and keeps going and going (even after the walkers have started to flag!). I love that the Whill can climb up kerbs and travel over uneven ground. Some of the town trails are often on cobbled streets or go off road which often means a bumpy ride. In busy towns and on cramped pavements the Whill is ace as it is so compact and, because of the robotic wheels, you don’t have front tyres sticking out in all directions.
For more information about Walkers are Welcome, please visit www.theoutdoorguide.go.uk
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