Facilities For Disabled Visitors
Wheelchair Access at the pub
Our pub is wheelchair accessible with a ramp up to the main entrance, a wide wheelchair accessible doorway and there are disabled public W.C facilities opposite the pub.
There are several viewpoints and short trails that are suitable for wheelchairs within the surrounding area and we’ve listed some of these further below.
Wheelchair Friendly Accommodation
Scar House Farm (0.5 mile from Muker)
Scar House Farm lies between the villages of Muker and Thwaite and offers superb accommodation with 6 bedrooms in total, 2 bathrooms and 3 shower rooms, which is perfect for family gatherings and groups of friends sharing! The ground floor offers wheelchair access along with a bedroom and spacious wet room.
The spacious lounge with polished wood floors, beamed ceiling and open fire is warm and welcoming with views over the open countryside to the front and rear. A large enclosed garden and paved patio is perfect for children as well as adults who can relax and enjoy a barbecue whilst admiring the views of the dale. For more details click here.
There are many places within the Yorkshire Dales National Park where you can stop and admire the view. Below you will find a selection of places where visitors can experience wonderful scenery within a half hour drive of Muker, but there are also some lovely spots just over the hill with views of Wensleydale too. You can see a full list of accessible viewpoints within the Yorkshire Dales National Park by visiting their website: www.yorkshiredales.org.uk
The nearest accessible public toilet facilities are also given below with an indication of how distant they are.
Grid Reference: NY 992008
Informal roadside parking adjacent to the famous Tan Hill Inn, the highest inn in England. Views over Pennine Moors and to the Cumbrian fells.
How to get there: From Muker, take the road West towards Kirkby Stephen. Turn right after Keld where Tan Hill is sign posted. Follow this road for 7km.
Nearest Facilities: Muker (12km)
Redmire road junction
Grid Reference: SE 046977
Informal roadside parking area with views over lower Swaledale.
How to get there: 700m South of Grinton at the junction with the road to Redmire.
Nearest Facilities: Reeth (2km)
Redmire Road, Grinton Moor
Grid Reference: SE 038963
Informal roadside parking with moorland views.
How to get there: From Grinton, take the road South for 700m before turning off towards Redmire. Follow this road for 2km.
Nearest Facilities: Reeth (4km)
Grid Reference: SD 989998
Informal roadside parking with views of moorland and remains of Surrender lead mill.
How to get there: From the B6270, take the road North from Feetham towards Langthwaite for 1.5km.
Nearest Facilities: Reeth (6km)
Foregill Gate water splash
Grid Reference: NY 992008
Informal roadside parking with views of James Herriott’s famous water splash and surrounding moorland.
How to Get there: From the B6270, take the road North from Feetham towards Langthwaite for 2.5km.
Nearest Facilities: Reeth (7.5km)
Below are some of the trails in the Yorkshire Dales National Park that are accessible for people with limited mobility.
Grid reference: SD 874898 to SD 870895
Trail: This 450 metre (m) linear route follows the Pennine Way from the church in Hawes to the Wensleydale Creamery.
The first 70m of the trail are cobbled with a gradient of 1:7. After this point, the footpath levels out with some slight gradients up to 1:10. Most of the length is constructed of stone flags at a width of 100 centimetres (cm). There is a rest area half way along the route.
Toilets: The nearest public toilets, including RADAR facility toilets, are at the Hawes National Park Centre.
Parking: There are numerous places to park within Hawes. There is a free car park along the main street. There are also disabled parking bays at the Hawes National Park Centre.
Grid reference: SD 850915
Known as ‘the valley of the waterfalls’, Wensleydale harbours many delights for the visitor. Cotter Force is a lovely secluded waterfall in a wooded setting. It is a series of about half a dozen waterfalls with the largest single drop being about 1.5m. The force widens as it descends being only a couple of feet wide at the top and about 4.5m wide at the bottom.
Trail: This 490m level path alongside the beck is suitable for wheelchairs. The surface is constructed of compacted stone with a general width of 110cm. There are three seating areas evenly spaced along the footpath.
Whilst walking the route look out for dippers, grey wagtails, redstarts, long tailed tits and kingfishers.
Toilets: The nearest public toilets, including RADAR facility toilets, are at the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes.
Parking: There is a pull-in for three cars, but with limited width for wheelchairs.
Grid reference: SE 012888
Aysgarth Falls is a series of cascading falls separated into three forces, Higher, Middle and Lower. Higher Falls is the most vigorous of the group whereas Middle Falls had the largest single drop of around 2m. Lower Falls is in the most serene setting.
The National Park Centre café nearby is wheelchair accessible and can cater for specific dietary requirements.
Trail to Freeholders’ Wood: This level footpath runs through Freeholders’ Wood with great views of the Middle Falls. All gates are accessible and there are seating areas along the route.
A further route can be followed along a mud track through the woodland.
Toilets: There are public toilets, including RADAR facility toilets, at the National Park Centre.
Parking: There are designated car parking spaces near to the toilets, National Park Centre and entrance to the café.