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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 and about three miles of roads closed to vehicles, for visitors who prefer a more even surface.

A full guide to walks suitable for people with impaired mobility and users of wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs is available from the Chilterns Conservation Board.

Burnham Beeches Car Free Zone

Some of the closed internal roads 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!

Please email us 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 us.

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, which also incorporates improved seating, 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.

A trail leaflet can be picked up from the site's Information Point or a PDF can be sent via email. If you would like to receive a copy through the post, please send a stamped, addressed A5 envelope to the Burnham Beeches office.

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

​​Accessibility at Stoke Common

Parking is extremely limited at Stoke Common and unfortunately there is no disabled parking available. Whilst many of the paths have a compacted hoggin surface, none are specifically designed to be accessible. In addition, during the winter some of the paths can be under water. However, the paths are relatively flat and you may find that access is possible with a suitable wheelchair or pushchair.

13 April 2012
Last Modified:
18 September 2019