Forge Valley Woods Trail
Forge Valley National Nature Reserve, Grid ref SE 985 871
A fairly level, wooden boardwalk takes you on a 2.7km route (there and back) following the River Derwent through one of the finest woodlands of the North York Moors.
Forge Valley is a National Nature Reserve teeming with plants and animals from nuthatch in the trees and crayfish in the river to wild garlic and illusive deer skulking in the undergrowth.
Forge Valley is named after 14th century iron forges which were fuelled by charcoal made in these woods.
The following all offer mobility scooter hire (for use at these locations only). Contact the hire centre to check details.
The Moors National Park Centre
Tel: 01439 772737
Sutton Bank National Park Centre
Tel: 01845 597426
Ryedale Folk Museum
Hutton le Hole
Tel: 01751 417367
Rievaulx Terrace and Temples
Tel: 01439 798340 (summer)
01439 748283 (winter)
Dalby Forest Visitor Centre
Tel: 01751 460295
Whitby and District Disablement Action Group
Church House Centre
Tel: 01947 821001
5, Somerset Terrace,
Tel: 01723 369910
Piccadilly Car Park
Tel: 01904 679222
North York Moors National Park Authority
T: 01439 770657
Accessible parking: Car parking is available at the start of the boardwalk at the Old Man’s Mouth Picnic Site.
Accessible WC: The nearest RADAR accessible toilets are in Scarborough (10km from Forge Valley).
The North York Moors National Park Authority has developed seven fully accessible routes in the Park - these are suitable for heavy duty wheelchairs and pushchairs. They'll take you through woodland, alongside rivers, by lakes, to places overlooking the Heritage Coast and through the heart of the moorland and around an important archaeological site.
The routes are:
Sailing for children and adults with disabilities at the Scaling Dam Sailing Club.
T: 01287 643026