Stockport Public Rights Of Way Team (PROW) manages approximately 200 miles of public footpaths, bridleways, Byways Open to All Traffic (BOATs), and restricted byways and has comprehensive information on facilities and walks available. Tel: 0161 217 6111 (the Call Centre records and monitors all enquiries).
The Walkaday Programme (part of the PROW service) offers a series of easy walks around Stockport led by volunteers. Walkaday walks usually last for about two hours and cover three to four miles. The Walkaday leaflet states that some walks are suitable for people with mobility difficulties or disabilities, and advises contact with the Walkaday team in advance to discuss further. Walkaday leaflets are available online and printed versions are available on request from the Walkaday Team (see below).
Stockport Parks leaflets give local information about each park, maps, routes, details of gradients and accessibility. Printed copies are available from the Parks and Recreation Dept. or Stockport Contact Centre (see below).
Etherow Country Park & Local Nature Reserve offers motorised wheelchairs for free hire – these require booking in advance, tel: 0161 427 6937.
Local Nature Reserves in Stockport - each LNR is described and some information is usually included about accessibility. For further information contact the Parks and Recreation Dept., tel: 0161 217 6111.
The Middlewood Way (ten mile traffic free route) leaflet gives information about nature and history, and a detailed map with information about the route, gradients and accessibility for people using wheelchairs.
The Transpennine Trail passes through Stockport. This long distance route from the Irish Sea to the North Sea across the Pennines is described on the TPT web site: 'Easy gradients and surfaced paths make many sections suitable for families, gentle exercise and people using wheelchairs and pushchairs'.
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