Countryside Mobility South West
The Countryside Mobility scheme provides easy access to the South West's countryside for anyone who has difficulty walking through a mobility scooter hire scheme.
Tramper all-terrain mobility scooters and wheelchair accessible Wheelyboats provide access for all to a wide range of wheelchair accessible outdoor visitor attractions across the region.
So you are covered by our insurance you must become a member to hire the equipment. Joining is easy and can be done on your first visit. Once a member, you can hire a Tramper from any of our sites for just £2.50 per hour.
We have sites in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire & Somerset. you can view these here.
Tramper Mobility Scooter
The Tramper is an electric all-terrain mobility scooter designed specifically to cover rough ground, mud and grass safely. The Trampers available for hire through the Countryside Mobility Scheme have been limited to a speed of 4mph.
Wheelchair accessible Wheelyboat
Wheelyboats provide disabled people with independent access to a variety of water-based activities. They accommodate wheelchair users and others with limited mobility, easily and safely enabling them to actively participate on the water on equal terms with their non-disabled counterparts. Users board via the roll-on, roll-off bow ramp and have access to every corner of the boat including the helm thanks to the level deck.
All Wheelyboats are hired on a 'self drive' basis with instruction provided by staff at the hire site. At some sites it may be possible for an instructor to drive the boat if required - please contact the site directly to discuss this.
The Countryside Mobility scheme is working to improve access to the countryside for people with limited mobility living in and visiting the South West region. Tramper mobility scooters and wheelchair accessible Wheelyboats are available for hire at locations across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
The scheme is managed by Living Options Devon (LOD), a charitable organisation that exists to ensure people with disabilities and Deaf people can make an active and equal contribution in society. For more information visit www.livingoptions.org.
The scheme is being supported with a grant from Natural England as part of its Access to Nature programme, funded from the Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces programme.