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Disabled Access

easy access path

A gentle stroll with the family on our easy access path

There are approximately 1.5 miles of surfaced 'easy access' paths for visitors who prefer a more even surface. In addition, much of the three miles of internal tarmac roads is closed to cars. A full guide to walks suitable for people with impaired mobility and users of wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs has been drawn up in conjunction with the Countryside Agency and the Chilterns Conservation Board.

Download the easy access walks (382kb) guide.

Burnham Beeches Car Free Zone

Throughout the site there are several miles of roads closed to vehicles some of which are accessible to Blue Badge holders.  This is known as the Car Free Zone and it is open on weekdays between 10am and 4pm; access is free! Email for more information.


The Tramper makes exploring Burnham Beeches easier

Burnham Beeches Tramper

Venturing deeper into the Beeches has been made much easier for less mobile visitors with an all-terrain electric buggy called the Tramper. Anyone who is disabled, elderly or just less mobile, can borrow the Tramper and use it to explore any number of different paths through the 540 acres of the reserve – all for free!

The Tramper is available Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm; to make use of it you will need to book a minimum of 24 hours in advance and will be asked to leave a refundable deposit of £25 at the office. For more information please email

sound sticks

​The Sensory Trail features beautiful hand carved sculptures for you to listen to and feel

Burnham Beeches Sensory Trail

A trail exists which takes visitors on a sensory stroll along the Easy Access Path. The trail is just under a mile long and incorporates five tactile and acoustic sculptures for visitors to touch, listen to and sit on.

The sculptures on the trail were created from green oak which had either fallen naturally or had to be cut as part of our pollard restoration work. There is also improved seating, a trail leaflet and an accompanying audio guide with information about the reserve's history and wildlife.

Download the Sensory Trail fact sheet( 507kb)  

The project was Co-ordinated by Outdoor Culture and funded by the City's Access Adaptations budget supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The Accessible Countryside website was launched on 1 January 2011 to advertise accessible countryside sites.

13 April 2012
Last Modified:
29 September 2017