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Are there any guide books that give details of walks that are accessible to a wheelchair user in the Peak District (UK)?

For example the paths have a reasonable surface and there are no steps or stiles to get over.

(Give that such a "book" may be publish privately and hence not listed on Amazon, a simple internet search is not enough to answer this question.)

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    Have you seen walkswithwheelchairs.com ? The site also sells a small number of books that might be relevant – Berwyn Jun 21 '16 at 12:38
  • Unfortunately I don't think there are many wheelchair accessible paths worth mentioning. I tried taking a children's buggy before, but that didn't work out very well. – Grzenio Jun 21 '16 at 13:29
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    @Grzenio, to begin with there are all the old railway lines, some of the canal towpaths are also not bad. "All Terrain Pushchair Walks - Peak District" may help with a children buggy. – Ian Ringrose Jun 21 '16 at 13:57
  • You can get the RADAR key region list for Northwest England crm.disabilityrightsuk.org/national-key-scheme/… and use it in conjunction with the public toilets guide on the net peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/toilets Those places will have accessible footpaths. – Gayot Fow Jun 21 '16 at 23:45
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There are some paths which are deliberately maintained as Easy Going Trails and intended to be wheelchair-accessible. For the ones within the Sheffield area of the Peak District, you can send off for the council's Easy Going Trails Booklet: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/roads/travel/walking/prow/easy-going-trails.html .

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