Accessible Places to Visit

Cycling at Derwent

The National Park Authority aims to make recreational facilities available to as many people as possible.

This includes providing special parking bays at popular car parks, accessible information centres and picnic sites, toilets with facilities for disabled people and, where practical, access onto suitably surfaced paths.

We own 49 car parks, 30 of which are free and the rest pay and display. Blue Badge holders can park free at all car parks.

Access Peak

John Harris, a former paralympian, presents a series of ten short films using his own wheelchair, handcranked bikes, a powered wheelchair and an abseil rope to experience the Peak District national park.

Public transport

A number of Community Transport Schemes operate in and around the Peak District including the 'Scenic Derbyshire Tours' which runs from May to October.

The route runs around the Peak District with fully accessible 16-seat vehicles which can accommodate wheelchair passengers. These services are open to local elderly and/or disabled residents and to visitors to the area.

All of the schemes are registered charities and are under contract to Derbyshire County Council to provide Dial-a-Bus and Group Hire services.

Access For All

There are plenty of places for families with young chidren, wheelchair users and the less mobile to visit and enjoy within the Peak District National Park.

Our Access for All Guide lists places you can visit in over 40 locations in the park with practical advice on what you can do there.

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We work closely with our partners at Accessible Derbyshire to enable visitors to enjoy all that our area has to offer; visit for more information.

Community Transport

  • Amber Valley: 01773 746652
  • Ashbourne: 01335 300670
  • Bakewell & Eyam: 01629 641920
  • Chesterfield, Bolsover & North Derbyshire: 01246 209668
  • Clowne & District: 01909 724773
  • Derby: 01332 293544
  • Erewash: 0115 9309134
  • Glossop: 01457 861635
  • Sheffield: 0114 2766148
  • Swadlincote: 01283 550764

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