At Gwel an Mor we are proud to offer top quality accessible lodges for people who are seeking disabled holiday accommodation in Cornwall. Our local area makes an amazing destination for anyone who is looking for exciting attractions that take account of the needs of those with limited mobility. Here are just some of the highlights:
Be amazed by The Eden
The world-famous Eden Project was named Best Tourist
Attraction for Access and Inclusivity at the 2016 Cornwall Tourism Awards – and
it is easy to see why. They have put exceptional thought and consideration into
ensuring that all their guests have a great visit. Eden welcomes all types of
mobility vehicle and they have 40 manual wheelchairs of their own which they
can loan free of charge. In the winter months, they even allow manual
wheelchairs on to their famous ice rink!
Hit those beaches.
Cornwall is renowned for its glorious, unspoilt beaches.
Cornwall Council and DisAbility Cornwall have joined forces to provide Sand
Chairs at some of Cornwall’s top beaches, including Fistral Beach, Polzeath,
Porthminster and even the famous causeway at St Michael’s Mount. Sand Chairs
are a special type of all-terrain wheelchair with large inflatable tyres which
make them much easier to move about on the beach. You can find an up to date
list of the beaches where these are available on the council’s website here.
Cycle the Camel Trail
The beautiful Camel Trail runs through glorious countryside
between Wadebridge and Padstow. It follows the route of a former railway and
therefore contains no steep gradients. It is a wonderful place to relax and get
close to nature at any time of the year. You will find that there are friendly
local companies such as Bike Smart in Wadebridge who can help with the hire of
specially adapted cycles for those using the Camel Trail. These include
wheelchair tandems, which enable those with limited mobility to experience the
thrill of cycling this popular trail.
Explore the National
Maritime Museum, Falmouth
This award-winning attraction is a modern purpose built
museum which was planned with the needs of those with limited mobility in mind.
It is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with lift and ramp access to all
floors, including the fascinating Tidal Galleries and the Tower, with its spectacular
view over Falmouth Harbour. The museum always has an imaginative range of
exhibitions and special events on offer. A highlight for the coming year will
be a special exhibition about Captain Bligh and the infamous Mutiny on the
Bounty. Companions who are required to assist any disabled visitor will be
admitted free of charge.
Meet the local
Of course, we had to mention our very own Feadon Farm,
situated right here at Gwel an Mor Resort. With easy access, this is the only
wildlife centre of its kind in Europe. You can get up close and personal with
our magical animals, under the expert guidance of our skilled rangers. The
activities include hand feeding our rescue foxes, taking part in falconry,
badger watching and meeting our friendly resident reindeer!
These is just a brief selection of the great attractions in
Cornwall that work hard to ensure that visitors with accessibility needs are
given a very warm welcome. Visit Cornwall have created a handy page of useful
contacts for further information which you can find here.
Then you can start planning that dream trip to Cornwall!