Miles without Stiles are walking routes for everyone
As well as not having any stiles, these are more accessible routes suitable for people with limited mobility. This includes wheelchair users, families with pushchairs, visually impaired and anyone who wants an easier walk with no steep hills.
Miles without Stiles categories
The Miles without Stiles categories are for 'all', 'many', or 'some' and are based on gradients and surface conditions. The grades are a guide only, so please weigh up your route choice carefully.
- Suitable for everyone, including pushchairs and people operating their own wheelchairs
- Gradient: No more than 1:10
- Surface: Tarmac or smooth, compacted stone with a diameter of 10 mm or less. Path width will be a minimum of 1 metre with passing places
- Suitable for assisted wheelchair users and families with more robust, all-terrain type buggies
- Gradient: Existing gradients no more than 1:10, although newly built gradients can be up to 1:8
- Surface: The path surface will be rougher stone of 4 cm diameter or less
- Strong and confident wheelchair users and helpers may find routes 'for some' within their abilities. May be suitable for off-road mobility scooters
- Gradient: Gradients are not limited, but slopes greater than 1:8 will have improved surfacing, or handrails
- Surface: There may be some low steps or breaks in the surface up to 10 cm in height. Stone surface material may be up to 10 cm in diameter