Discovering Surrey in a Wheelchair Accessible Car
Located just 16 miles from London, the county of Surrey is a relaxing escape destination steeped in history and wildlife, with historic market towns and an excellent range of attractions. If you’ve retired to Surrey or are no longer able to get around as freely, then investing in a wheelchair access vehicle can help you to explore your new home county. A diverse an engaging location, Surrey offers plenty of fantastic days out all of which will be stress-free with your new mobility aid.
Culture and History
There is an abundance of rich heritage to be found in Surrey, from castles to cathedrals and settlements to stately homes. With wheelchair access it’s possible to visit the ruins of England’s first Cistercian monastery, Waverley Abbey or the monument where the great charter, the Magna Carta was signed at Runneymede in 1215.
The close proximity to London, and the abundance of hunting grounds in the area resulted in some magnificent royal palaces being built in Surrey during the Tudor period. However, the only remaining estate is Hampton Court, supposedly one of Henry VIII’s favourite places. Most of the routes within the palace are accessible to visitors unable to climb stairs as there is a lift to take visitors to the State Apartments on the first floor. With easy access routes and facilities you can experience a costumed guided tour around the state apartments and gardens to witness history bought back to life.
Explore the rolling countryside and vast woodlands and enjoy the open vistas that Surrey has to offer. As England’s leafiest county there’s plenty to discover. The natural amphitheatre of Devil’s Punchbowl has a 300m easy access circular route, from the car park to a sandstone viewing platform, which gives a superb panorama views out over the hills. Explore the expanses of ancient heathland at Frensham Common. Its 450 metre ‘Easier Access’ loop is suitable for wheelchair users. Or delve into nature at Farnham Heath. Easy access car park and wheelchair accessible toilet and café facilities are available at the Rural Life Centre. All pedestrian gates on site are designed to be operable by wheelchair users. This patchwork of beautiful countryside stretches from Farnham in the west through to Oxted in the east, making it easily accessible by use of your mobility car.
Visit the worlds largest collection of living plants at Kew Gardens, located at just a short drive into the outskirts of London. The footpaths and the majority of buildings in the Gardens are suitable for wheelchairs. The terrain across the whole of the Gardens is generally flat, with tarmac paths in most places.
Travelling by Car
Exploring further afield will be easier than ever before with a wheelchair access vehicle. There are many easy road routes to the centre of London and the surrounding Burroughs and you’ll be a short drive away from the many attractions in West Sussex, Kent and Hampshire.