Barrow itself and the Town Centre is very flat and excellent for
wheelchair users. There are large areas of pedestrianised
streets and where it is necessary to cross a road dropped kerbs
have been installed. The small Market Town of Dalton in
Furness also has wide pavements but there is a bit of a hill which
can be a challenge. The area is well served by Stagecoach
local bus services with low access buses.
Disabled badge holders may park free of charge for up to three
hours on any pay and display car park in the Borough.
- The Dock Museum - The museum
and site is totally wheelchair accessible
Abbey - The car park is gravel so it is easier to park
close to entrance. You can get into the visitor centre and
there is then a ramp out into the Abbey Grounds. However to
get closer to the Abbey ruins it is necessary to travel across
grass. Obviously ease of access will depend on the ground
conditions at the time eg can be a little hard going if wet.
- South Lakes Wild Animal Park
- the park is fully wheelchair accessible and all surfaces are
tarmaced but does have steep gradients so assistance can be
helpful. The zoo prides itself on helping wheelchair users on
- Wax Lyrical Colony Gift Corporation is wheelchair
- Barrow Market is wheelchair
- Park Leisure Centre (Barrow) is
- The Forum (our theatre)
is wheelchair accessible.
- Barrow Park has many tarmaced paths
and it is wheelchair accessible.
- Barrow Tourist Information Point
and Forum is fully accessible
- Barrow also has several walking
routes which are suitable for wheelchair users namely most of
the Channelside Walk, The Walney Greenway and the Westfield Nature
Trail. Greenway from Furness Abbey to Roose.
Barrow and District Disability Association are a wonderful
resource in the town and very helpful and friendly. Give them a
ring on 01229 432599. They will be able to give you advice on
wheelchair hire, etc.
Furness Shopmobility are based in Oldham Street Car Park, School
Street, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1EJ tel 01229 434039 www.shopmobilityuk.org e mail
are are open
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9.30 am - 4
Closed Thursdays and Sundays
Fairways Hotel, Abbey House Hotel, the Duke of Edinburgh
Hotel and the Barrow Travelodge all have rooms suitable for
wheelchair users. More details of
Accommodation in the area.