If you have a disability, travelling is rarely straight forward. So that’s why we’ve teamed up with Carrie-Ann Lightley from Tourism for All, to bring you a series of articles to help make travelling and disabled holidays easier and more accessible. Carrie-Ann is coming to us slightly early for April so that she can fill you in on a great place to take a break over Easter!
Back in February 2014 I was invited by TFA member Hoe Grange Holidays to take a weekend break in one of their accessible self catering log cabins. They have a selection of 4 homely cabins, based on a working farm on the edge of The Peak District, Derbyshire. Easter is a great time to fit in a family break, particularly with the bank holidays. Hopefully this will whet your appetite.
After a relaxing evening reading the wealth of information provided – accessible places to visit, eat & drink and countryside trails – we started our Saturday a with a delicious Farmhouse takeaway breakfast, brought to our door by David and Felicity. As the weather had not improved, we spent the day visiting the local indoor attractions, including Peak Shopping Village where I bought some lovely local jam and the Peak District Lead Mining Museum in Derbyshire’s answer to Blackpool, Matlock Bath.
We enjoyed a 5 mile trek over all sorts of terrain, and met horses, mobility scooters and even a tractor! For anybody considering a stay at Hoe Grange the Boma experience is a must, it gives an amazing feeling of independence accessing parts of the countryside that would normally be off limits, and the views from the High Peak Trail are stunning.
By Carrie-Ann Lightley