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Accessibility is essential for us. You are welcomed to explore all the pathways in Sladebank Woods, but we are aware that some steeper sections of the woods are more difficult to reach. For that reason, we have created a 200 meters surfaced pathway and a compost toilet, accessible for wheelchairs and people with reduced mobility. We want to support people with a range of abilities to access this local nature space. We are aware that there are areas where improvements need to be made and we are committed to addressing these.

We were delighted to work with a range of organisations so that groups and individuals with different abilities can enjoy the woods, including the Shrubberies School, Gloucestershire Deaf Association and Active Impact. 

Step by step access

PARKING – You can park on Summer Street and Summer Crescent at most times of the day. The main access to the woodland is through the Summer Crescent park. The entrance to the park is next to 8 Summer Crescent, GL5 1PP. There is pedestrian access at all times. Be mindful that Summer Crescent is on a local bus route.

PHYSICAL ACCESS – The access across the park can be difficult as it is on a grassy slope. We have supported St Roses’ students to be pushed uphill in their wheelchairs. We also offer access to an off-road mobility scooter, called a Tramper Mark 3. This can be made available by prior arrangement, please see contact details on ‘find us’ page.

Video tour of the woods - BBC Points West

Local resident uses mobility scooter through the woods


We are committed to making our website accessible and easy to use. Controls are available on the right of each screen where you can adjust the contrast and text size. It is compatible with voice readers.

The website has been checked against the Wave website evaluation tool. It meets many of Wave’s requirements, including the highest grade, AAA, for some features.

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Please do get in touch if you have any queries or concerns – our email address, phone numbers and a contact form are available here.

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