(Weather permitting), Wild with Wheels is delighted to invite you to join us at Folkestone Warren on Thursday 19th January at 10.30-12pm for a FREE accessible nature adventure on wheels, exploring this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on Kent's award winning Heritage Coast.
This location has recently been granted special access to suitable mobility scooter/ powerchair and competent off road wheelchair users. There are lots of uneven surfaces as some paths are natural and not surfaced. There are also a few steeper gradients to be aware of depending on your equipment or Unfortunately our assessment shows that this location is currently not suitable to attendant led / self propelled wheelchairs.
Therefore the challenge rating of this walk is level 3+ (RED). Explanations of our challenge ratings can be found on our website... Click here for Independence Challenge ratings. Additionally there aren't many sit spots en route so those with mobility restrictions should bring a sitting aid such as an all terrain rollator or seated stick, if able to walk for quite a distance, but with rests in between. PLEASE NOTE: There are NO disabled access toilets on the site, so walks are limited to 2 hours maximum. There is a small carpark with no specified Disabled Parking spots. So parking on site is a first come first served basis. We'll be exploring the grounds taking time to enjoy the surroundings. Join us and get close to nature with our experienced Support Walkers. We'll be enjoying the beauty of the landscape, as well as identifying some of the local coastal fauna and flora or to take photographs.
📆 Theme: Winter Wander
We will have a wander around the warren, gauging the best spots on the day depending on tide and conditions.
Hot water bottles, Blankets and hot drinks are provided (or bring your own - do wrap up extra warm)
♿ All Terrain and Road legal mobility scooter / powerchair friendly (including parking) 👨🦯 Suitable for all physical, learning and mental health needs
🚾 Toilet nearby (Nearest Disabled Toilet with RADAR key access is on the Green (Jocks Pitch) on Wear Bay Road)
🚸 All ages welcome
🌳 Connect with nature and Coastal wildlife
🎨 Nature arts and craft activity
📚 Interactive nature based tales and folk storytelling
🏛 Site of Historic Interest
🔊 Equipment can be provided for Visual or Hearing impairments (please let us know in advance)
⏰ 2 hours duration/ Access through a locked gate so restrictions to entrance and exit.
🪑 Restricted seating opportunities
🦮 Support pets and well behaved dogs welcome
👫 Support and carers welcome
☕ Refreshments / Cafe facilities provided in Folkestone Town / Little Switzerland Caravan Park
🧭 Meet us by the entrance of the park by the carpark by the Network Rail Metal Gate Location details click here Folkestone Warren Upper Carpark
More details of the walks, along with FAQ's on our website.. https://wildwithwheels.com
Wild with Wheels funding provided through the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme from Defra and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, who are supporting access to nature in Kent.
We also give thanks to White Cliffs Countryside Partnership and Network Rail for supporting disabled access to The Warren.
We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly group, led and inspired by disabled adults and children.
Please take a look at our FAQ's section for all details on the walks, accessibility and support that Wild With Wheels offers.
If you can't find the information you are looking for then please get in touch and we will respond as soon as we can.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.