Meeting point – Royal Navy Submarine Museum Carpark, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS
PLEASE NOTE: As this event has had a low take-up from people using powered wheelchairs or mobility scooters, and as both No20. WalkAbout events are FULL, it has now been opened up as a WalkAbout for able-bodied participants as well. The route will be much the same around the Haslar Peninsula but will use level surfaces and dipped kerbs for the safety of any scooters who will be partaking.
A wheelie good guided tour, designed especially for people with mobility impairment (using a powered wheelchair or mobility scooter) to enjoy.
During this circular ‘ScootAbout’ tour of the Haslar Peninsula, your Heritage Guide will describe the development of the area and stop at various historic points of interest along the way. The ‘crocodile’ of wheeled participants will enjoy a leisurely and informative scoot along Haslar Road before rolling along the sea wall to take in the wonderful harbour-mouth view. Along with the history and serenity of Haslar Cemetery participants also have the opportunity to appreciate the flora and fauna in their view.
Duration:approx 240 mins.
Please note that this is an Event from 2019
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If you are bringing a mobile person to assist you, they do not need to book a space.
The route has been planned to take in dropped kerbs at road crossings. The route is approx 2 miles, so please ensure your chair/scooter is fully charged and in good order. Ground surface is mainly concrete or pavement (with some undulations) and grass. Refreshments and accessible toilets are available in The Submarine Museum grounds (close to start/end point); also at the Fighting Cocks Pub where there will be a short stop. If you have any questions about the suitability of your chair/scooter or about any aspect of the route, please call Terry on 07932 732865 for advice before booking.
You will be responsible for your own assistance on this tour so please bring a helper, if you require one. Your Heritage Guide will give a safety brief at the start and all participants are required to comply to the exact route and pace as indicated by the Guide or his team. In case of breakdown of a chair/scooter en route, please have provision (telephone number etc) for someone to collect you and vehicle. Please wear clothing suitable to weather conditions and sun protection if appropriate.
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