Accessible benches on trial at Haldon Forest Park | Devon's Top Attractions Devon's Top Attraction latest news

Haldon Forest Park invites you to try a selection of new accessible bench designs and share your feedback.

Four benches and two ‘perches’ have been installed on the accessible Discovery Trail and more challenging Raptor Trail for visitors to try.

The benches are designed to meet a range of needs by offering different seat heights, arm rests to allow pushing up out of seats, and clear space at the end of the benches to allow transfer from a wheelchair or mobility scooter. The perches have arm rests to provide assistance when moving back into an upright standing position. The rest points are also experimenting with the angle of recline on the back rest and seat angle.

Haldon Forest Park needs your experiences and feedback to refine these designs and make the forest more inclusive and accessible.

Next time you visit Haldon Forest Park, let us know what you think. The new rest points are easy to spot as they are labelled. To share your feedback, simply scan the QR code on any bench, ask the Info Pod for a paper survey, or complete the survey online from home.