Places to go

Explore Cornwall

 

 

Cornwall is in the southwest of England, it has wild moorlands where wild ponies roam free, sandy beaches, picturesque harbours and villages. Its been dubbed the Cornish Riviera with towering cliffs and places like Newquay where you can surf to your hearts content. It’s known for its abundance of history including pirates where Falmouth hosted the 2014 Tall Ship Regatta. Famous for the Eden Project in St Austell and Redruth where the televised series Poldark is filmed. The city of Truro has a magnificent cathedral and many shops, cafés and resturants.


 

Colliford Lake


Is a reservoir on Bodmin Moor where wild ponies roam free, it covers more than 900 acres of moorland and has the second largest lake in Cornwall and is easily accessed from the A30. Ideal if you want a picnic, chill out time or do some fly fishing, there are plenty of nature trails that are easy for wheelchairs whether manual or battery.

Bude


Is a small seaside town in North Cornwall, plenty of parking and easy access to the beach for those in wheelchairs, but the shops are on a hill so perhaps a little exerting for the person pushing a manual wheelchair/pushchair for those with mobility problems. There is a fully accessible disabled toilet with hoist. But don’t forget your key!!

Perranporth


Town centre is flat and beech is accessible, beech car park can get full very quickly, so arrive early. Perranporth beech has a beech wheelchair and disabled toilets that are accessible for the blind (no hoists though). Has miles of golden sands, sand dunes and huge surfing opportunities, it is very popular for families.

Truro


Is the capital city of Cornwall, it is flat but some of the roads are cobbled stone. Has an abundance of shops, cafés and restaurants, that are indoor and outdoor, with buskers to listen to while you enjoy your meal. There is a farmers market every saturday where fresh produce and local crafts from local businesses.

The Cathedral was built between 1880 and 1910, but there has been a church in this area sine 1259 and probably before. It is in the centre and regularly has choir services.

Newquay


Is famous for its surfing and competitions, fistral beach has a surf school that is also suitable for people with disabilities to participate. The Blue Reef Aquarium is in the centre with themed habitats and a underwater tunnel, Newquay Zoo is a stone’s throw from the town centre with exotic animals plus talks and feeding, there is a fully accessible disabled toilet with a hoist. There are many more places to visit in and around Newquay. Please be aware that Newquay town centre’s public toilets are near the train station. Disabled facilities do not have hoists.

Falmouth


Falmouth has a thriving harbour and has a maritime legacy, the town is famous for its art galleries, boat trips and has great festivals all year round. The shopping area is flat with an abundance of cafйs and restaurants, with the famous Rick Stein’s fish and chip’s. The National Maritime museum is a must, it is disabled accessible.