Welcome to Jeff's Wheelchair Walks
Sometime around 2014 I was chatting to my good friend Jeff Mason in his living room and after exchanging the regular banter between supporters of the rival football clubs of Sheffield, the conversation turned to where Jeff and his sister Audrey were looking to go for their next outing. Jeff and Audrey regularly and frequently took to getting out into the countryside to enjoy the great outdoors and provide a wonderful way for Jeff to temporarily forget the fact that he was a quadriplegic and confined to a wheelchair during the day.
Jeff had always been a very active member of local sporting teams and societies, so the day that he was crippled by a cycling accident was to be life changing not only for Jeff but also for his sister Audrey who gave up her future to care for him.
Jeff spoke about how many other people were in the same condition and he voiced his desire to catalogue and share the wheelchair suitable walks that he and Audrey undertook. That was the birth of this website Jeffswheelchairwalks
Jeff sadly passed away in 2017 but his words and ideas live on.
A Few Words from Jeff
“Over the last 20 years, since I have been in a wheelchair, my sister Audrey and myself have done many walks, as we have always enjoyed the outdoors and walking through our wonderful countryside.
So we decided to catalogue the walks we have found that were generally flat and wheelchair accessible and in recent years we have “found” the worldwide web.
The short walks cover South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and other nearby counties and are from 1 to 6 miles in length.
We found them to have a suitable surface for a motorised wheelchairs but ordinary wheelchairs and pushchairs will need a pusher.
Each walk should generally have a café or a pub stop; see each introduction for more information.
We hope this website is useful and if you have other walks we could add to the site we would love to hear from you so that periodically we can update and add more content to it.
Enjoy your walk.”
Jeff and Audrey
We would love to hear from you. If you have any comments or details of new walks that you think would be suitable for this website, please fill in the details below and we will do our best to review them for inclusion.