Off-Road Mobility Scooter Hire on the Cotswold Way
On 14th April, an exciting new scheme was launched at Crickley Hill Country Park. People with limited mobility can now reach more areas of the countryside and enjoy the beauty of the Cotswold Way National Trail thanks to a new off-road mobility scooter, or Tramper.
After a short and simple lesson, hire the Tramper and follow four way-marked trails to experience prehistoric sites dating back six thousand years, ancient beech woodlands, wild flower rich grasslands and some of the finest views in the Cotswolds, including sections of the Cotswold Way National Trail.
But you don't have to stop there! Once you have your ‘driving license’ you will also be able to hire Trampers at a growing number of beautiful locations all across the South West. For more information visit: www.countrysidemobility.org
The Tramper is available to hire Open from April to September and at other times by prior arrangement.
Training and membership: 1 year for £10, 4 weeks for £2.50
Tramper hire: £2.50 per hour
The routes you can follow on the Tramper around the country park will give you a real taste of all the Cotswold Way has to offer. They are well signed and also offer a chance to learn and understand more about Crickley Hill and the wider Cotswolds landscape:
- Family Trail - 0.5 miles. On a clear day there are views of the Malvern Hills and across the River Severn to Wales. Good for novice Tramper users. Click here to download leaflet.
- Hill Fort Trail - 0.5 miles, with remains of Neolithic and Iron Age settlements. Good for novice Tramper users. Click here to download leaflet.
- Park Trail - 1.4 miles. Nature conservation and archaeological and geological features. More challenging in places. Click here to download leaflet.
- Scrubbs Trail - 0.75 miles. A nature walk designed to help you understand some of the ecology of part of Crickley Hill. More challenging in places. Click here to download leaflet.
The necessary training is simple and swift, and should take no more than half an hour. If you want to speed up the process, please download an application pack in advance and bring the completed form and ID with you to your training session: Click here for application pack.
We look forward to welcoming you to Crickley Hill and the Cotswold Way - a new world of countryside awaits you!
If you would like to help other people to find out about the Tramper, please download a poster here.