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Quingo Scooters Accessible Routes: The Peak District

We’re very lucky here in the UK, as it is full of fantastic routes that are accessible to all. Here at Quingo Scooters we love telling people all about them and in this latest series of the best accessible routes in the country that you can enjoy on your mobility scooter, we’re off to explore the beautiful Peak District.

The Peak District

The Peak District is a real national treasure. It’s a huge favourite with many visitors, from home and abroad, because of its natural beauty, its wildness, and its accessibility. It lies right in the heart of England and makes for a great day out from any of the surrounding big cities such as Manchester, Sheffield and Derby and it has long been a welcome escape for city dwellers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. But it also has its own busy market towns, such as Bakewell and Matlock, as well as countless beautiful little villages to explore. Buxton is known as the Gateway to the Peak District and is another charming spa town to spend some quality time in. But it’s when you head out into the countryside that you’ll really get a feel for the Peak District, and we’re pleased to say that much of it is accessible to you.

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We think that the Peak District National Park Authority have done a great job of trying to make as much of this wild and natural environment as accessible as possible. A good place to start exploring is to head to their website. There, you’ll find a comprehensive list of some of the places that you can visit on your mobility scooter. They feature places like the beautiful valley of Dovedale, which has a large car park (although unfortunately there are no concessions for Blue Badge holders) and an accessible toilet. There is a limestone pavement by the river which is fairly smooth and easy to navigate, but there is also an alternative road on the other bank of the River Dove that you can follow up the river. Another route is the Monsal Trail, a disused railway which is now open to all, and is easily accessible on your mobility scooter. It’s a gorgeous route, running 8.5 miles from Topley Pike near Buxton to Coombs viaduct near Bakewell. You can park at the old stations in Bakewell or Millers Dale, where you can easily access the trail itself.

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Reaching the Peak District itself is straightforward and there are regular rail services from Manchester, Sheffield and Derby to the major towns such as Matlock, Buxton and Glossop. If you’re coming by car, bear in mind that many of the roads are narrow, making it hard to park. There are however 45 car parks in the National Park, with around 54 designated Blue Badge parking spaces between them. Take a look at the local authority’s car parking page here to find out more.

Share your accessible route with Quingo!

If you’ve been to visit any great accessible routes on your Quingo Scooter, or would like us to write about a particular place you have visited, we’d be delighted to hear from you! You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.

About Quingo

The Quingo Scooter range features six models to suit your needs and budget. New models are now available from just £22/week on our new contract hire scheme which includes all servicing and maintenance, Insurance, Roadside Recovery, Call Outs and Consumables including Batteries and Tyres. For more information on this or the latest Quingo Scooter range, please visit our website.

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