|Angler's Country Park|
Angler's Country Park is one of the Wakefield district's flagship nature reserves, and the entire path around the lake is pushchair and wheelchair friendly. While it's all very well pushing a stroller around - I did it when Small was in one - wheeling yourself around in a wheelchair or getting someone to push you round is no mean feat and being in a wheelchair makes it very hard for anyone who can't walk to get out. Enter the motorised scooter.
The park has several of these ride-on scooters available for disabled people to use and on providing the necessary ID, one gets a "driving licence" to use one. Housemate got himself his licence, and yesterday said he wanted to try it out so was able to join me and Small for the 2-mile walk around the lake. While he said he was absolutely frozen by the end, he thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a very rare trip out for him. What's even better, the scooters are free to hire.
|Children's play area|
If you live in the area, or are visiting the district, a trip to Angler's Country Park is a must!
Until next time. x