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Strid Wood and the Strid

Strid Wood, Skipton, BD23, United Kingdom | 01756 718000 | Website


Outdoors - Chapter 4

A leisurely walk/wheel through woodland, nice views of the river


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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair, Mobility Scooter


This out and back route is an accessible trail within the Bolton Abbey estate. Path is a mixture of compacted earth and gravel but it is firm for the most part and easy to wheel on. The slopes are gentle. A few benches but long intervals between. Turning round point is shown as No 2 on the official map - I don't have a copy anymore but you will be given one - The Strid. After this the path climbs very steeply and is not suitable for wheelchairs. From Cavendish Pavilion cafe it took us about 30 minutes each way. The starting point is the Riverside car park by the cafe.

Transport & Parking


The car park is huge. The attendant told us there were blue badge spaces but we didn't find them as it was so busy! However there was plenty of room. The estate charges per car with no concessions - £8 but this enables you to access any of their car parks the same day (so you can relocate and do the abbey the same day for example).



We were given a free map of the estate on parking - this shows the accessible route and steps etc clearly. We didn't notice any signs on the paths though. However it was easy to navigate.



I didn't use the loo but there were loos at Cavendish pavilion (? Not sure how accessible).



Not staffed other than car park and cafe.

Anything else you wish to tell us?

If you like the great outdoors, this is lovely. Don't be tempted to get up to the Strid tea rooms from the river - the path is not suitable for wheelchairs. It is extremely steep and slippery (very loose gravel).


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