Outdoor Adventure Activities for People with Visual Impairments
We understand that there’s a lot to consider when making holiday plans if you or someone you love has visual impairments or other disabilities, especially when you’re seeking an adventure. At Calvert Exmoor, we’re passionate about ensuring our holidays for blind and visually impaired people include a range of unforgettable, safe, and inclusive activities.
A break with us provides an escape from the stress and concerns of everyday life, along with plenty of exciting adrenaline-fueled opportunities. No matter your level of ability, there’s an adventure waiting for you!
Why Are Outdoor Adventures Beneficial For People with Visual Impairments?
Adventuring outside is a delight for all ages, not just children. Active outdoor experiences engage both the mind and body, helping to:
- Reduce stress and lower your blood pressure
- Absorb natural light, improving mental health
- Promote physical exercise which releases endorphins and boosts your mood
Being blind or partially sighted doesn’t take away from your ability to enjoy the serenity of a natural setting. Even just 10 minutes outdoors is guaranteed to improve your mood.
While exploring a rural environment is an enriching experience for everyone, not enough people acknowledge just how valuable it is for mental health. To find out more, check out how an adventure break can improve mental health.
What Outdoor Adventure Activities Can People with Visual Impairments Do?
So what activities are there for people who are visually impaired or blind and want to experience a calming connection with nature?
Here at Calvert Exmoor, we offer a variety of exciting adventure activities for visually impaired or blind guests – we’ve listed just some of our favourites below:
Horse Riding Experiences for People with Visual Impairments
You could visit the stables and enjoy getting to know our horses during one of our horse riding activities. Whether you groom the ponies or ride in a horse-drawn carriage, our specialist riding instructors will be there to assist you every step of the way.
Gravity Sports for People with Visual Impairments
Gravity sports are immensely fun, and we have a range of them on offer to enjoy. Whether you want to climb, abseil, or fly along a zip wire, we’ve got you covered.
Although our outdoor climbing walls are a great challenge, this climbing activity is adapted to suit all needs with the use of hoists and guidance from the instructors. Getting to the top will leave you feeling accomplished and self-assured.
We also have an outdoor wall which can be used no matter the weather for the abseiling activity. Nothing beats the feeling of descending such a steep vertical structure, proving you can do anything when you’re determined.
If those don’t suit your fancy, why not try our zip wire activity? We utilise harnesses and supports that are tailored to suit individual needs, ensuring everyone can have a go.
Our trained instructors will talk you through every step and guarantee that people with visual impairments are given a chance to overcome these obstacles.
Cycling for People With Visual Impairments
If gravity sports are a little too demanding for you, you could enjoy a breezy ride with the whole family around Wistlandpound Reservoir.
Our friendly instructors will help find the ideal bike for you before you head off to explore the cycling route around the reservoir. For the cycling activity, tandem (side-by-side) bikes are probably the best option to allow you to get exhilarating exercise alongside a family member or friend.
For more information, discover everything you need to know about accessible cycling so you can create memorable experiences with the whole family!
Can’t wait to get started on your adventure?
Find out more about booking a stay with us by getting in touch with the Calvert Exmoor team today.