Wheelchair-friendly Ramble around Windsor in aid of BBC Children in Need
Wheelchair users and walkers will follow the Queen’s Walkway and take in Windsor’s best sights, pausing to shop for a BBC Children in Need Pudsey Ramble Hat at Cotswold Outdoor!
The Outdoor Guide (TOG) and Cotswold Outdoor have joined forces to put on a guided wheelchair-friendly walk along the Queen’s Walkway route in Windsor, starting from the Castle gates at 11am on Saturday 5th October.
The walk is one in a series of Countryfile Rambles that are happening around the country in October. Outdoor activity champion TOG is partnering with the outdoor gear specialist Cotswold Outdoor for Windsor’s wheelchair-friendly event, which will be led by AccessTOG director Debbie North. The Queen’s Walkway is a circular route linking 63 Windsor attractions.
Debbie North, Ambassador of TOG’s accessibility arm AccessTOG, says: “I’m really excited to be leading this walk. The Queen’s Walkway is a wonderful way for walkers of all abilities to explore wonderful Windsor. And I’ll be at the front of the queue for a Pudsey Ramble hat at the Cotswold Outdoor shop – BBC Children in Need is such a great cause, and yellow has always been my favourite colour!”
The route is designed to be as accessible as possible to help all walkers and people with mobility challenges explore Windsor’s significant sights. Starting from the Castle, the Walkway takes in Windsor Great Park, heritage buildings including the Guildhall and Theatre Royal, historic streets in the town centre, its many royal memorials, and views of Eton College from the banks of the River Thames.
Jose Finch from Cotswold Outdoor says: “As a partner of The Outdoor Guide, we are delighted that AccessTOG are running the Windsor ramble for BBC Children in Need. AccessTOG is a fantastic initiative that enables people with mobility challenges to take part in outdoor activities which is aligned with our mission to inspire people to get outside.”
Julia Bradbury, co-founder of TOG with her sister Gina, says: “I’m absolutely thrilled that TOG and Cotswold Outdoor are teaming up to create an accessible ramble around Windsor in aid of BBC Children in Need. This is a fabulous opportunity to explore one of Britain’s most magical towns and experience Windsor’s uniquely royal atmosphere, while supporting a hugely valuable charity.”
Anyone wishing to join the walk should sign up at www.theoutdoorguide.co.uk/windsor for further information.
Shopmobility Windsor, situated in Windsor’s coach park, hires manual and powered wheelchairs to people with limited mobility. Tel 01753 622330 www.people2places.org.uk