Eventually I'm going to produce a guide to five wheelchair friendly walks on the Isle of Wight (or pushchair if you have young children).
For those that have faced such challenges you'll know that even a single step can be an insurmountable obstacle (to the extent that my father used to refer to the staircase at home as 'Everest'). On our outings, family members would gather round The Step, offering suggestions of how it might be conquered with bits of wood and some back-breaking lifting. In fact, I might sell the idea to a company which offers corporate team-building exercises.
Anyway, I'm keen to get these wheelchair friendly walks right and not just add five based on my vague memories of what the route was like.
The Bonchurch to Ventnor walk is one that we managed several times in one of those electric wheelchairs that are utterly amazing for offering independence, but can't really cope with anything more than a half step.
Park in Shore Road, Bonchurch where the car park has views of gorgeous nothingness, which stretch to the horizon. The car park is a council one, so you have to pay for it (about £2 - £4 for a standard stay). If you drive back into Bonchurch there is sometimes some free on-street parking, particularly in winter.
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