Skipton Town Guide

Mobility Advice

Advice for people who use wheelchairs or whose mobility is restricted.

Parking for Blue Badge holders

Visitors displaying their blue badges may park their cars in designated places in the town’s car parks free of charge for up to 3 hours. Parking in excess of this time requires payment of a fee for the additional time.

There are 6 RADAR accessible toilets in Skipton

Bus Station
Coach Street Car Park
High St Car Park (8.00-18.00, later Summer)
Town Hall (Office hours)
Skipton Station (Station hours) (Northern Rail)
“Devonshire”, Newmarket Street (Trading hours) (Wetherspoons)

Keys for these toilets can be bought from the Tourist Information Centre, which is in the Town Hall on High Street.

Wheelchair accessible parts of Skipton

1. Most pavements, shops and cafes
2. The best place to cross the High Street is at the pelican crossing since this avoids the setts (cobbles) that run all the way down the High Street.
3. The section of the canal towpath by Springs Canal and the Coach Street Bridge garden
4. Aireville Park is good for a stroll with a wheelchair user

More walks in Skipton suitable for wheelchair users can be found in the booklet “24 Walks for Health in Skipton” produced by Craven Walkers (Skipton), £3 from Skipton Tourist Information Centre.

Wheelchair hire
The SCAD shop in Newmarket Street (see our listing for Skipton and Craven Action for Disability)

Information courtesy of Skipton and Craven MS Society.
Visitors with MS and their families are welcome to attend the society’s monthly socials on the first Wednesday of each month.

Contact on email: or contact: +447539527051

Information drawn from Craven Council