If you’re keen to get everyone out for a walk in the woods but have to take a buggy or wheelchair, check out our tried and tested favourites!
1) Mamhead Trail, Haldon
With a free car park and easy, flat, loop walk with fab views and lots of sit down spots, the Mamhead Trail at Haldon could be the perfect fix.
The paths are surfaced and suitable for all terrain wheels but it is asked that bikes are kept away.
2) Ashclyst Forest, Yellow Trail
Ashclyst Forest is part of the Killerton Estate and has miles of paths and several car parking spots. If you want to take little legs and wheels we recommend you follow the waymarked and surfaced Yellow Trail.
Parking is free and there are benches en route. The paths are suitable for bigger wheels but it can get muddy!
3) Bovey Tracey, Mill Marsh Park
A fantastic spot with easy pay and display car parking nearby, and a brilliant play area on the route, the paths here are perfect for little legs and wheels.
Mill Marsh Park provides flat access to Parke and the wonderful woodland walk along an old railway cutting towards Dartmoor. While not a circular route, it’s still a goodie!
4) Harpford Woods, Tipton St John
Harpford Woods in East Devon are perfect for walking with wheels as the main route follows an old railway line that took trains from Ottery to Sidmouth. The route is nice and flat and fairly easy pushing. The River Otter runs far below and there are lots of opportunities to enjoy the wildlife and trees.
Free parking and a play area in Tipton St John add to this spot for a family outing!
5) Stover Country Park
Stover Country Park has lots of wheel-friendly paths, including the ‘aerial walkway’ which takes you higher among the trees. There is a pay and display car park and an information centre, as well as toilets and picnic areas.