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Yorkshire Dales National Park creates obstacle-free walks guide
8:00am Monday 19th August 2013 in News
Seventeen new walking routes without obstacles have been created in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to help more people enjoy the beautiful landscape.
The routes – dotted all over the 680 square miles of the park – can be walked by people of all ages with limited mobility, parents with pushchairs or young children, and dog owners whose pets are not nimble footed enough to get over stiles.
Rachel Briggs, the park’s access development officer, said: “The routes are designed for people who, for whatever reason, want to go on a short walk and don’t want to have to negotiate stiles and kissing gates.
“They are not just for people with limited mobility – for example, we get a lot of emails from dog owners whose dogs cannot get over stiles or through some of the gates, as well as from parents with push chairs.
“Hopefully these are just the start of a larger number of similar walks.”
Now details and maps of each walk, including descriptions of the terrain, have been put together in special Miles without Stiles packs along with information about loos, information centres and car parks.
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