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The best accessible days out in the north west

Brockhole on Windermere, Cumbria

A couple taking in the view from Brockhole Jetty across Lake Windermere in the Lake District national park, as the light changes in the sky at the end of the day.
A couple taking in the view from Brockhole Jetty across Lake Windermere in the Lake District national park, as the light changes in the sky at the end of the day. Credit: Visit England/Rich Jones.

Brockhole was developed by the National Park Authority as the chief visitor centre in the Lake District. As such it’s an excellent place to collect information on other attractions in the Lakes, but don’t forget to take in the attractions it has to offer itself.

Here 30 acres of mature gardens along the shore of Lake Windermere, provide unrivalled views across to Langdale Pikes. Originally designed in Edwardian times, there are some steep paths and steps. However, the centre is committed to making its facilities accessible to all and if you have difficulty walking or have a hearing impairment, there’s equipment available to help you enjoy the centre and grounds.

There is a car park for Blue badge holders next to the entrance and a ‘Brockmobile’ electric bus to transport people who have difficulties walking from the car park (or jetty if travelling by ferry) to the Visitor Centre. Once inside the grounds the centre provides electric wheelchairs for use in the gardens, and wheelchairs to use indoors. Visit the website for a comprehensive map to help plan your visit.

For more details visit www.brockholes.org



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Carmel Thomason
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Written by Carmel Thomason