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Access For All Design Guide - Environment Agency 2012
Produced by the Environment Agency, this Access for All Design Guide provides information on the provision of reasonable access.

Aldie Burn Case Study
Forestry Commission Scotland improved the all ability trail at this popular forest, and brought it up to current standards.

Callendar Wood Case Study
Working in partnership with a local trust, Forestry Commission Scotland created an all ability circuit through attractive woodland.

Cellular Tree Root Protection System Case Study May 2018.pdf

Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces Dec 2021

This document is a guide to best practice on the use of tactile paving surfaces.It supersedes the Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces published by the Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions in 1998. It does not alter the principles set out in the original guidance document which explained the background and how it was developed.

This update includes responses to some recommendations of research carried out as a commitment in the Department for Transport’s Inclusive Transport Strategy of 2018, and following engagement with disabled people, representative groups, and with practitioners. The research report is also available on the website of the Department for Transport.

Making traffic free paths more accessible - Sustrans Routes for People Information Sheet FF42
This information sheet is aimed at path providers - local authorities etc. It aims to give advice on how to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

Outdoor Accessibility Guidance (2023)
This guide is designed to help make our outdoor places and spaces, routes and facilities more accessible, and outdoor experiences more inclusive, so they can be enjoyed by everyone. It is written for anyone managing land for public access and recreation, including land managers, community trusts, community groups and volunteers, access and recreation teams and owners. It will also assist anyone involved in designing outdoor spaces, planning outdoor activities and creating communication materials.

People with Disabilities and the National Cycle Network
This information sheet outlines how well designed routes can be accessible and enjoyed by people with disabilities.

The Waterfall Trail Case Study
A new trail at the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park that lets everyone get to one of the park!s most popular features.

The Wild Watch Trail Case Study
Flexible use of materials and a DIY approach helped to create an accessible trail at Kirroughtree Visitor Centre in Dumfries.

Water of Leith Case Study - KBI Flexipave Surface (recycled car tyres)
In 2023, approximately 18,000m2 of KBI Flexipave was laid along the Water of Leith, Edinburgh as part of an active travel improvement programme. This case study has been produced by the material supplier and shows some of the work that was undertaken.


Countryside for All – A Good Practice Guide to Countryside Access for Disabled People (Paths for All)
The Fieldfare Trust's guide to help people with disabilities and countryside access managers recognise what 'Countryside for All' means, and how to work towards achieving it. A series of information tools and suggested processes which can lead to better countryside access for people with disabilities, with due regard to economic and environmental constraints.

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