Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Access for All Tourism Award

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Access for All Tourism Award

Article excerpt

SALTHOLME, THE WILDLIFE AND DISCOVERY PARK SALTHOLME is a fantastic wildlife experience in the Tees Valley.

The RSPB and the Teesside Environmental Trust have worked together to transform 1,000 acres (380 ha) of former industrial land in North East England into a world-class nature reserve.

Just a stone's throw from Middlesbrough's heavy industry and the famous Transporter Bridge, the beautiful nature reserve is home to a variety of wildlife.

The attraction is a totally inclusive concept where accessibility has been considered from the start.

Access to the centre is on level ground and mobility scooters are available for reservation, making the whole visitor experience relaxed and stress free. The cafe also has level entry access.

The footpaths are made from crushed stone, which provides a firm surface while ensuring that they fit in with the environmentally friendly look.

THE HYTTE SITUATED at Bingfield near Hexham, Northumberland, The Hytte is an award-winning, accessible self-catering accommodation for eight guests.

The Norwegian-inspired traditional timber hytte or mountain lodge offers a high standard of practical and accessible accommodation for a wide range of disabled people as well as excellent customer service. …

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