Making the Surrey Hills accessible to all

23rd December 2022

Hear from the Surrey Coalition of Disabled People about their reflections on recent access audits they have been involved with in the Surrey Hills. Their members have kindly given up their time to join us at gateway sites such as Newlands Corner, Box Hill and the Devil’s Punchbowl to provide feedback on what projects could be developed out of our Defra Access for All fund.

“Our lovely members and staff have been getting stuck in mud, wheeling around natural play parks, testing out the countryside gates and checking accessibility of the cafes to help the Surrey Hills National Landscape with their work on making the countryside accessible to all. This is supported by government funding to help improve accessibility to National Parks and National Landscapes. 
Surrey Coalition of Disabled People have been working with the Surrey Hills team to audit some of the beautiful Surrey Hills countryside such as Box Hill, Devil’s Punchbowl and Newlands Corner to understand what actions and projects would generate the most valuable outcomes for Disabled People and those with long term health conditions when visiting the countryside.  

The Surrey Hills team are now reviewing the feedback and are developing a plan for the next steps.”

Visit the Surrey Coalition of Disabled People’s website here.