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Accessible attractions

Listed below are some of the accessible attractions in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. For further attractions, visit Welcome to Yorkshire attractions page.

Please note, we would advise all potential visitors to contact the individual attractions to double check suitability for their own individual needs before visiting.

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Now you can travel on a train pulled by a steam locomotive from the historic station at Embsay, built in 1888, or Bolton Abbey Station.  Portable steps and ramps available for easy access to the train.  Tel: 01756 710614.
Parking Designated car parking spaces are available at both Bolton Abbey and Embsay Stations.
Toilets Accessible facilities are available at Bolton Abbey Station only.
Grid Ref Bolton Abbey Station SE 062534.  Embsay Station SE 007533

Grassington

Grassington, in Wharfedale, is a small picturesque  town with buildings traditional of the Dales.  Many of the facilities are accessible.  However, the main street is a sloping square that is cobbled.  Some assistance may be required.
Parking Grassington National Park Centre.  There is also some parking in the town centre.
Toilets RADAR facility toilets are available at the National Park Centre.
Grid Ref SE 003637

Kilnsey Park Trout Farm Park

Situated close to Kilnsey Crag in open countryside.  Kilnsey Trout farm includes an estate shop, children’s adventure centre, fly-fishing in two well-stocked lakes and children’s fishery.  Most areas of the farm are accessible to wheelchairs but there are steps to craft barn and aquarium.  Admission charges.  Tel: 01756 752150.
Parking Parking available at the Park.
Toilets Disabled facilities available at the Park.
Grid Ref SD 970677

Ribblehead Visitor Centre

Small visitor centre at Ribblehead station, themed on the construction of the Settle – Carlisle railway.  No charge for entry.  Wheelchair accessible.
Parking Free parking outside the station for centre visitors and rail users only.
Toilets The nearest RADAR facility toilets are at the Horton-in-Ribblesdale National Park Authority Car Park.
Grid Ref SD 765789

Malham

Malhamdale is quite simply a place of amazing natural beauty, with a tiny Dales village nestling under the great natural feature of Malham Cove, 11 miles from Skipton.  Many of the facilities are accessible.
Parking There are disabled parking facilities at Malham National Park Centre.
Toilets RADAR facility toilets are available at the National Park Centre.
Grid Ref SD 900627

Hawes

An attractive market town in the heart of Wensleydale.  There are many accessible facilities, including the Wensleydale Creamery and the Rope Makers.  However, you will be required to push wheelchairs uphill and mainly on the road, as pavements are narrow.
Parking There are disabled car parking facilities at the Hawes National Park Centre and in the town centre.
Toilets RADAR facility toilets at the National Park Centre and in the town centre.
Grid Ref SD 876898

Dales Countryside Museum

At the Dales Countryside Museum, you can experience what life was once like in the beautiful, but sometimes harsh, landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. The Museum has been adapted for disabled access throughout, with wide aisles, lists, ramps and a two-level information counter.  Admission charge.  Tel 01969 666210.
Parking There is designated car parking at the Hawes National Park Centre and Museum Car Park.
Toilets There are RADAR facility toilets in the car park.  Adapted toilets are also available in the entrance hall of the Museum for all visitors, access via ramp from main lobby to lower ground floor.
Grid Ref SD 876898

Haylands Fishing Platforms

Two adapted fishing platforms suitable for wheelchair users are situated on the River Ure at Hawes. Whilst fishing for brown trout and grayling, look out for various birds, such as dippers, grey wagtails, kingfishers and sand martins.
Day tickets are available from the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes. Telephone 01969 666210.
Parking There is wheelchair friendly, off-road  car parking at Haylands Bridge for four cars.
Toilets The nearest RADAR facility toilets are at Hawes.
Grid Ref SD 876904

Hazel Brow Open Farm, Low Row

Guided tours of organic farm with tea room, exhibition area and children’s play area.  In the Spring, watch lambs being born and help the feed lambs.  Self-guided walks along river bank footpaths.  Special activities and demonstrations of rural skills and crafts.  Parking at farm centre.  Wheelchair access to the main farm and lower level of the museum.  Admission charge. Open 1 April – 30 Sept.  Tel. 01748 886199
Parking Parking available at farm centre.
Toilets Disabled facilities available at the farm centre.
Grid Ref SD 984979

Wainwath Falls, nr. Keld

Small open access and viewing area for these falls on river Swale, adjacent to B6270 Kirkby Stephen road with access by foot onto riverbank.
Parking Roadside parking.
Toilets Nearest accessible facilities in Muker opposite the village shop.
Grid Ref NY 884015

Buttertubs, Buttertubs Pass

Small open access and viewing area for these famous limestone features. Within 50 metres from car parking area.  But access by foot only to roadside viewing platform.
Parking Roadside parking.
Toilets Nearest accessible facilities at Muker, opposite the village shop.
Grid Ref SD 874961

West Burton Waterfalls

West Burton waterfalls (also known locally as Cauldron Falls) can be easily viewed from the car park and both the waterfall and woodland are peaceful and scenic, (although access is difficult following flood damage) – a good place to relax and enjoy a picnic.
Parking There is a small parking area at the waterfalls.
Toilets The nearest RADAR facilities are at the Aysgarth National Park Centre.
Grid Ref SE 018867

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