Leisure and Travel



Where can you get information about travel for leisure?

Travel insurance

If you have a chronic medical condition obtaining affordable travel insurance can be a problem.

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society provides a list of travel insurers that its members recommend – this can be obtained by called the NRAS Helpline on 0800 298 7650.

It also gives information on immunisation for people with RA:    Click Here

Accessible accommodation and holidays

Arthritis Care has useful information on how to find accessible accomodation and holidays  in the UK and abroad:

Accessible accommodation           Accessible holiday providers



The following websites have useful information for people with mobility problems


Information on transport for disabled people https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disabled-persons-transport-advisory-committee

Taxis near train stations

List taxis close to train stations in the UK   http://www.traintaxi.co.uk     

Trains Assisted Passengers Reservation Service

Call the National Rail information line on 08457 48 49 50 at least 24 hours before travelling.

Accessible leisure destinations in Cornwall

Disability Cornwall have developed a directory of accessible places in Cornwall – this includes beaches and walks accessible to wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility. It also lists accessible toilets and other facilities:


Sand chairs

Sand Chairs can be used in a range of outdoor environments including beaches. Sand chairs are available at over 12 beaches around Cornwall  see  http://www.disabilitycornwall.org.uk/sand-chairs

South West Coast Path – accessible walks.
North Cliffs, Portreath – accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters

Godrevy Head – accessible to those with impaired mobility

Stepper Point, Padstow – suitable for mobility scooters

Penzance to Marazion – suitable for wheelchair users