Leisure and travel

Where can you get information about travel for leisure?


Travel insurance


If you have a chronic medical condition obtaining affordable travel insurance can be a problem.


National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society provides a list of travel insurers that its members recommend – this can be obtained by called the NRAS Helpline on 0800 298 7650.


It also gives information on immunisation for people with RA: https://www.nras.org.uk/immunisation-for-people-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-


WHICH also has some useful information on travel insurance: https://www.which.co.uk/money/insurance/travel-insurance/medical-conditions-travel-insurance-reviews-axcdp6q6q4zz


Accessible DAYS OUT


The Rough Guide to Accessible Britian


This guide has 180 reviews of accessible and inspiring days out. The Guide aims to inspire and support people with diverse needs in enjoying the best of Britain’s attractions – whatever their disability.






The following websites have useful information for people with mobility problems




Information on transport for disabled people https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disabled-persons-transport-advisory-committee


Taxis near train stations


List taxis close to train stations in the UK   http://www.traintaxi.co.uk


Trains Assisted Passengers Reservation Service


Call the National Rail information line on 08457 48 49 50 at least 24 hours before travelling.


Accessible leisure destinations in Cornwall


Disability Cornwall have developed a directory of accessible places in Cornwall – this includes beaches and walks accessible to wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility. It also lists accessible toilets and other facilities:




Sand chairs


Sand Chairs can be used in a range of outdoor environments including beaches. Sand chairs are available at over 12 beaches around Cornwall  see  https://www.cornwallmobility.co.uk/how-we-help/out-and-about-mobility-aids/beach-wheelchair-hire-in-cornwall


South West Coast Path – accessible walks.


North Cliffs, Portreath – accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/walksdb/33/


Godrevy Head – accessible to those with impaired mobility http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/walksdb/67/


Stepper Point, Padstow – suitable for mobility scooters http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/walksdb/78/


Penzance to Marazion – suitable for wheelchair users http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/walksdb/71/