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Ouchouchouch123 · 13/10/2022 13:20

I have problems with my feet which make walking difficult. My adult daughter has suggested that we go away for a few days in November but she's very adventurous and loves sightseeing and walking tours.

She is aware of my problems and says she just wants to spend time with me, which is lovely but tbh I'd still love to get out and about a bit.

So I'm hoping that ianbu to ask for suggestions for interesting places to go in the UK where we could have some flat walks? We're in Ireland but have always loved trips to London, Edinburgh etc., but haven't been anywhere since covid.

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Yupbutnobut · 13/10/2022 13:24

Cotswolds? Norfolk way?

FlibbertyGiblets · 13/10/2022 13:25

Have you seen a podiatrist, to find out what is causing the soreness? Is it a skin thing or a gait thing?

44PumpLane · 13/10/2022 13:28


You could fly to Newcastle Airport and rent a car and go up to Bamburgh which is quite flat.

Walk along to Seahouses and get a boat tour out to see the Farne Islands, the seals should be having their pups still I think (their season is due to start in a week). Nice way to spend a few hours, then get some take out fish and chips !

Bamburgh Castle lovely for a look around, you can also go to Holy Island and check out the castle there and buy some Mead.

Finally how about visiting Alnwick castle and gardens.....lots to see and flat.

DaphneSprucesPippasClack · 13/10/2022 13:32

There is a disability rough guide to the UK which recommends days out that are flat /accessible.

TwoWeeksislong · 13/10/2022 13:35

Have you tried nordic walking poles? They help you distribute your weight over a greater area which might open up more options to you in terms of which walks are feasible.

Ouchouchouch123 · 13/10/2022 17:26

Oh my god I had a long reply typed and its all vanished! Grrr.

Thank you to everyone who replied, I had tagged each of you in my previous reply but...

As a huge fan of Vera it might have to be Northumberland! We did the Cotswolds a few years ago, very beautiful.

My problem according to my podiatrist is Mortons Neuroma. I also have arthritis everywhere which as anyone who has it knows, can be painful one day and not so bad the next, very unpredictable.

I don't know why but I'm a bit reluctant to use Nordic walking poles, maybe it feels like I'm giving in to the pain? (Foolish I know).

I'm off now to google that disability walking guide, thanks again for all suggestions/help.

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FlibbertyGiblets · 13/10/2022 18:27

Ah ok, Morton's neuroma is one of those that you don't know until you get out of bed how painful that day is going to be.

If you google accessible walks <area you want to visit> this can bring up suitable walks.

44PumpLane · 14/10/2022 17:05

@Ouchouchouch123 I suggested Northumberland as I live here and it's bloody brilliant, so much to do and beautiful!

I was originally thought to have Morton's Neuroma but it turns out that I have Metatarsalgia (which effectively presents in a similar way but with a different cause)- so I have every sympathy with you as feet issues are so tough to deal with 💐

Phineyj · 14/10/2022 17:17

I have that too plus plantar fasciitis. Horrible! I swear by Decathlon trainers. If you haven't been to North Norfolk, that could work. Hunstanton, Cromer, Holkham - lots of coast walks, a coastal bus, boat trips, and if you like to swim, Searles at Hunstanton is very disabled friendly and has good heated indoor and outdoor pools.

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