For wheel chair users or others who find slopes difficult, we have compiled information to assist you. See below.
► We walk along town streets and footpaths which have firm surfaces, although they can be uneven in places.
► Many streets and paths are sloping as the town is located on the side of a hill.
There are a couple of places where the inclines are quite steep, so wheelchair users and those who find slopes difficult may want to avoid these sections.
Speak to the guide for advice.
► The streets and footpaths are suitable for wheelchairs.
There is a helpful webpage
made by a recent visitor in a wheelchair, which provides a good idea of the problems of navigating in a wheelchair.
► Seating is available in a few locations, but most of the tour is spent walking or standing.
On some walks, we can go inside notable buildings or go inside the entrances. Some of these have access constraints as follows:
: 7 steps down from High Street with a handrail. A further 8 steps down after a small threshold step: handrail on both sides.
: a low step up from pavement into the entrance foyer. 3 steps up from foyer to the ground floor with handrail. Staircase with 23 steps from foyer to upper floor with handrail.
► Abbots Hospital entrance
: 1 small step though entrance gate plus 2 steps with doorframe into the covered area. Handrail on the right.
► Holy Trinity Church
: A zig-zag slope allows access to the front and side doorways. There is wheelchair access through the south west door.
► St Mary's Church
: main doorway is at street level. One small step up and threshold in the doorway. Inside, there are steps up to the chancel, but the nave and aisles are step free.