Accessible Walks

These are all of the pushchair and wheelchair accessible walks in one place – 13 miles in total, spread right across the borough.

Yarm Heritage Trail

1.1 miles (1.8km)

30 minutes

Suitable for prams and wheelchairs

This route is all paved, but parts of the path by the river are a bit bumpy, and there is a steep hill too.

This short walk is fully accessible and takes you around points of historic interest in the beautiful town of Yarm. The walk is easy to follow and good for families, with plenty for the children to see and find, plus a play park near the Old Market Place.

Ropner Park

1.1 miles (1.8km)

25 minutes

Suitable for prams and wheelchairs

If you’ve never been to Ropner Park then you have to go! Fully restored to its Victorian splendour, Ropner Park is a real delight at any time of year.

Stockton Heritage Trail

1.2 miles (2km)

25 minutes

Suitable for prams and wheelchairs

Take a stroll around Stockton High Street and discover interesting historical facts! This walk is fully accessible and takes you around some beautiful buildings and streets that some may not even know exist. A walk for all ages, with plenty of places to stop for a lunch or a quick refreshment break.

John Whitehead Park

0.6 miles (1km)

15 minutes

Suitable for prams and wheelchairs

Great walk around the park for the whole family. Fantastic play and skate parks for the children to enjoy. Don’t forget to call into the sensory garden and surround yourself with nature. Stay for lunch or refreshments.

Tees Barrage Trail

3.8 miles (6.2km)

1 hour 25 minutes

Suitable for prams and wheelchairs

A great route snaking you around the almighty river Tees, taking in plenty of great heritage and iconic landmarks.

Cowpen Bewley Heritage Trail

0.5 miles (0.8km)

10-15 minutes

Suitable for prams and wheelchairs

This route is entirely paved, although the paths can be a little rough!

A great heritage walk with views of Roseberry Topping! Capturing the scenes of the Old Medieval Open Fields. Look out for the Old School which was build in 1874. Drop into the fabulous pub for a lovely beverage and treat yourself to a spot of lunch.

Great North Park and Tilery Park

3.5 miles (5.6km)

1 hour 20 minutes

Mostly flat and paved

This route has a short section of gravel track – move over to the concrete section by Holme House Prison if you’re using a wheelchair.

A nice amble from the Blue Bridge in Norton, linking up with the old railway line path and swooping round towards the parks. There’s a good surface quality throughout, but still plenty of green space and nature to be seen.

Norton Heritage Trail

1 miles (1.6km)

20 minutes

Suitable for wheelchairs and prams

Have a slow amble up and down leafy Norton High Street and you’ll be amazed what you notice. As well as the Duck pond there are quaint cafés, a lovely butchers, 18th century houses and the Saxon church of Saint Mary.

Some walks that will be manageable with prams, but probably not wheelchairs:

Stockton West Circular

4.1 miles (6.6km)

1 hour 30 minutes

Mostly flat and paved

An urban walk that takes in some beautiful parks and green spaces. A nice flat walk around the area of Stockton West taking you along parts of Lustrum Beck and through a variety of parks and open spaces.

Eight Bridges Way

12 miles (19.4km)

4 hours

Mostly flat and paved

A fantastic walk run or ride along the Almighty River Tees taking in 8 amazing bridges that offer great heritage and nature. Plenty of places to stop and take in the stunning nature that surrounds you. Great opportunity to stop for lunch by the River or at the Dinosaur park. Highly recommended.

Allison Trainer and Littleboy Parks

1.1 miles (1.8km)

25 minutes

Mostly paved, with some grass

A pretty route that gives a relaxing stroll around two lovely parks. Great for those with limited time.

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