With a network of accessible trails and hides, as well as free use of a wheelchair, disabled facilities and car parking spaces, Brockholes is truly able to be enjoyed by all visitors.


Path Maintenance – We are currently undertaking maintenance on some of the paths on-site, please call into the Welcome Centre for details of the area affected on the day you visit us. 

Our Trail Access Guide can be viewed, or downloaded, by clicking here.

TW16A-9323Most of the footpaths at Brockholes are level and surfaced. The kissing gates are accessible for smaller wheelchairs and pushchairs and are shown on the Trail Access Guide.

There is a vehicle access gate next to all kissing gates on surfaced paths. If you use a large mobility vehicle or pushchair you can obtain a key to these gates for your visit. Keys are available from the Welcome Centre for a £10 refundable deposit.

Car Parking

There are currently 16 car park spaces for visitors with disabilities. They are located approximately 125 metres walk from the car park to the Visitor Village.


Adapted toilets are on the Visitor Village. Please note that there are no toilets out on the reserve.

Assistance Dogs Only

Assistance dogs are welcome in the Visitor Village and on the reserve.

There is a good reason why dogs are not permitted here at Brockholes!

Dogs can disturb wildlife, in particular nesting birds in the summer and half-starved roosting birds of a winter. During the breeding season if your dog was to get too close to a nesting bird it would cause the mother to leave the nest.

Meanwhile in the winter months many birds need to spend all their daylight hours foraging, in order to gain enough fat to survive the night. Therefore, if they are disturbed during the day, there is a very real threat of subsequent overnight death of the more vulnerable birds.

As a result, and to avoid any accidents, we ask that you don’t bring your dog (Assistance dogs are welcome). However, you are welcome to walk your dog down the public footpath that runs down the centre of the reserve.

We are here to help you plan your visit. Call us on 01772 872000 to ensure you have the access support that you need.