Marazion, Cornwall TR17 0HZ
All carers are admitted free of charge with registered disabled visitors.
We currently have a four-wheel, single-seater, self-powered mobility vehicle or ‘tramper’ available for use around the village area of St Michael's Mount. A full demonstration will be given by a trained member of staff. The cost for using the vehicle is £2.50, which goes directly to Cornwall Mobility for the upkeep and maintenance of the tramper.
The motorised vehicle must be booked in advance as it is very much in demand. Call 01736 710265 to book.
Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG
If you have personal assistants to help you, there is no admission charge for them.
We welcome all types of mobility vehicles and we also have a number of manual wheelchairs (approx 40) which are free of charge and available to borrow on a first come first served basis (*booking isn’t necessary for the manual chairs*). These chairs are stored in the accessible parking areas Apple 1 & 2.
We have six powered chairs (subject to operational availability) which are available to book in advance; we recommend one month's notice to avoid disappointment. The weight limit for these chairs is 21 stone.
If you would like to book a powered chair please call the Box Office Team on 01726 811911.
All-terrain Tramper mobility scooter *New for 2019*
We are pleased to partner with Countryside Mobility Services to offer an all-terrain ‘Tramper’ mobility scooter, enabling you to discover our extensive outdoor gardens and estate. Able to take on the steeper gradients of our former clay-pit, the Tramper allows previously challenging areas to be easily explored.
As we have just one Tramper available for hire, it is strongly recommended to book ahead.
If you would like to book a powered chair or Tramper please call the Box Office Team on 01726 811911. https://www.edenproject.com/visit/before-you-visit/accessibility-guide
Upper Tamar Lake, Kilkhampton, Near Bude EX23 9SB
Accessible Paths & a 'Wheelyboat'
Common Moor, Liskeard PL14 6ER
"Tramper" Mobility Scooter, 'Wheelyboat' and accessible paths.
A Tramper mobility scooter is available for hire at Siblyback Lake, generously supplied by The Countryside Mobility Scheme.
Enjoy the outdoors independently with the use of the Tramper, available for hire for £4 for 2 hours. Our Tramper allows less mobile visitors to explore the lake and can be hired out through the Countryside team. As staffing varies between days, advance booking is essential to guarantee use of the Tramper. Call the South West Lakes Trust Head Office on 01566 771930 before 3pm on the day before you wish to hire the Tramper (or earlier if possible). Tramper hire may be possible on arrival if staff are present but this cannot be guaranteed.
Menherion, Redruth TR16 6NW
'Wheelyboat' and accessible paths.
Bude EX23 0JD
500 acres of beautiful countryside. A "Tramper" All Terrain Mobility Scooter can be hired to explore the Bude Canal Path and Whalesborough Farm Trails. Due to the extensive area that can be explored only full day hire is available for £10.
Whalesborough Farm is set in 500 acres of beautiful countryside near Bude. Tramper users can enjoy the Bude Canal path as well as the Whalesborough Farm Trails. The Tramper can be hired from The Weir Coffee House, Bistro and Wildlife Centre.
Route 1: The Weir Café - Whalesborough Farm: Trampers can be used along Whalesborough Lane and the Kingfisher walk to the road above the beach (Marine Drive). There is also another suitable route to the Bay View Inn and then an alternative more challenging return route using part of the Hare Walk. Trampers cannot be used to use or cross Marine Drive due to poor visibility at crossing points. This is a slightly more challenging route and not recommended for first time users.
Route 2: The Weir Café – Bude via Bude Canal: Trampers can be used on a circular route from the Café, along the canal towpath to Bude including the nature reserve. Using the dropped kerbs and island crossing point, users can explore the area alongside the sea lock to view the beach and visit the café, but no access onto the beach will be permitted. Users can then return via the multi use trail. Both routes are very easy to follow.
Due to the extensive routes available and the nature of the Cafe operation, only full day hire is currently available. Hire fee is £10 for the full day. Weir Coffee House is perfect for a cuppa!
A cultural landscape of World Heritage Status, defined by Cornish mining along a 7 mile stretch of coast.
Botallack : Home to the iconic Crowns Engine Houses that cling to the cliffs, shows the incredible engineering feats of Cornish Miners
Levant : 1840 steam engine still in steam and historic buildings.
The Tin Coast is now more accessible than ever, with the new all-terrain trampers available to hire from Botallack and Levant. They've been supplied by Heritage Ability, a Heritage Lottery funded project to make heritage sites more accessible.
The tramper is an electric all-terrain mobility scooter designed specifically to cover rough ground safely. It can go up and down slopes, over bumps, through shallow puddles, mud and soft ground.
The tramper is for use by anyone who struggle with walking. You don't have to be registered disabled or have a Blue Badge to use it; it can simply be that your difficulties are caused by age or a permanent or temporary condition.
With a top speed of four miles per hour it can keep pace with even the briskest walking companion.
To use the trampers you'll need to become a member of Countryside Mobility. This costs £10 per year or £2.50 for a two-week 'taster membership'. We can sign you up for membership on-site and give you training on how to use the tramper, which takes around 10-15 minutes.
Once you've signed up for Countryside Mobility memberships this then allows you to access nearly 40 Countryside Mobility sites around South West England - and they're hoping to add even more.
We strongly advise that you telephone us in advance to make a booking by calling 01736 786156. There's no charge for hiring the tramper.
Please be aware that all tramper users must be accompanied by one other person and one of you must be in possession of a working mobile phone in case of difficulties.
Feock, nr. Truro, Cornwall TR3 6QL
A lovely country house and garden set in an estate with stunning maritime views and lovely woodland walks.
Sandchairs are all terrain wheelchairs designed for use outdoors and have large inflatable wheels which allow them to wheel over the sand and pebbles easily.
Bude :Summerleaze and Crooklets Summerleaze Beach Office. Telephone: 01288 352 226 (open from June to September)
Wadebridge : Polzeath, Wavehunters Surf School. Telephone: 07969 660 014
Newquay : Mawgan, Porth Bettys News. Telephone: 01637 860 240 or Kingsurf Surf School: 07917 054 551
Newquay : Watergate Bay Watergate Bay Hotel. Telephone: 01637 860 543
Newquay : Towan Beach Blue Reef Aquarium. Telephone: 01637 878 134
Newquay : Fistral Fistral Surf Hire Shop. Telephone: 01637 850 584
Perranporth : Perranporth Perranporth Gardens. Telephone: 07881 521 730
St Agnes: Tevaunance Cove St Agnes Surf Lifesaving Club. Telephone: 07846 241 861
Hayle: Hayle ,Towans Riviere Sands Holiday Park. Telephone: 01736 752 132
St Ives : Porthminster Porthminster Beach Cafe. Telephone: 01736 795 352
St Marys (Isles Of Scilly) PorthcressaTown Hall. Telephone: 01720 422 537
Penzance : Marazion and St Michael's Mount St Michael's Mount, Marazion. Telephone: 01736 710 265
Falmouth : Gyllyngvase Gyllyngvase Beach Cafe. Telephone: 01326 312 884
St Austell : Pentewan Beach Cornwall Watersports. Telephone: 01726 842 939
St Austell : Par Sands Par Sands Holiday Park. Telephone: 01726 812 868
St Austell : Polkerris Beach Polkerris Beach Company. Telephone: 01726 812 868
Fowey : Readymoney Cove Fowey Beach Shop. Telephone: 07980 311 646
Looe : East Looe Beach Looe Town Trust. Telephone: 01503 263 709
Looe : Seaton Seaton Beach Cafe. Telephone: 01503 250 621
Nr Bude EX23 8HN
Level access with a flat viewing area and beach café.
Disabled access from the car park, accessible toilets and a sand chair to allow access on to the beach for visitors with limited mobility.
Accessible to those with limited mobility:
For sand-free and level/sloped access from the car park, look at the beach huts at Summerleze Upper Terrace, Summerleaze Green, Crooklets Green, Crooklets North, Crooklets Promenade and Crooklets Central. There is a short walk over sand to reach the huts at Summerleaze Decking.
Accessible to wheelchair users:
The Extra Large and large beach hut 24 at the Upper Terrace on Summerleaze and the medium huts at Crooklets Central are most suitable for wheelchair users. The Extra Large huts are at the end of the sand path to Summerleaze Beach.
Trenance Gardens, Newquay TR7 2NN
Reduced admission rates for disabled visitors & accompanying carer admitted free.
Newquay Zoo is a beautiful and picturesque place built into 13 acres of sub-tropical gardens, and is considered reasonably wheelchair and pushchair friendly. We have accessible routes, however not all paths are easy to manage in a manual wheelchair.
There are disabled car parking spaces in the Council owned car park adjacent to the Zoo (please note seasonal charges apply). You must register your vehicle with Cornwall Council in order to use the disabled parking. You can do that by clicking here.
Electric scooters can be hired in advance with Independent Living Newquay on 01687 498015. Manual wheelchairs can also be hired in advance by Independent Living Newquay Ltd on 01637 498015. Additional costs apply.
Please note: You must be over 16 to hire an electric scooter.
Disabled toilets are situated next to the children's play area and also near the main entrance.There are also baby changing facilities in these areas.
Newquay Zoo are now fully regiestered with Changing Places, the accessible toilet campaign, making the zoo inclusive for all guests. The Changing Places toilet is located near the entrance of the zoo next to the front office and includes a hoist system, adult sized changing bench and space for one person with a disability and up to two carers. Please note a sling is not provided.
Bodmin PL30 5AD
Benny Halt, St Newlyn East, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 5LX
We have two wheelchairs available to borrow. If you are bringing your own wheelchair, please note that the maximum size we can fit into the steam train carriage is:-
130 cm high x 120 cm long (front to back) x 70 cm wide
The steam train has specially adapted (ramped) compartments suitable for wheelchairs and staff will assist with access. Around half of the leisure park is accessible by wheelchairs with hard paved paths connecting the leisure park steam platform with the café and main toilet block. Disabled facilities are provided at the Ticket Office and main toilet block. Please note that the two miniature trains are too small to accommodate wheelchairs.
Please view our Access and Inclusivity Policy for full details of accessibility.
If you have any questions about our Inclusivity Policy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be more than happy to help in any way we can to ensure you enjoy a great day with us.
Mawnan Smith, Nr. Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5JZ
Trebah is a valley garden and therefore has steep sections and steps to some paths, making wheelchair use difficult. Approximately 80% of the garden is accessible by a suitable motorised wheelchair. If you are bringing your own motorised chair please consider if it is suitable for steep hill use and has a clearance of at least 125 mm or 5 inches to get over the gravel bumps and able to operate on uneven surfaces. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01326 252200. We do have two motorised "Tramper" vehicles for single use, available through the Countryside Mobility scheme.
Countryside Mobility is a scheme which enables easy access to the South West's beauty spots and is available free of charge at Trebah . Tramper all-terrain mobility scooters are available on loan for people with limited mobility after a short training session you are able to explore agreed Tramper routes. Once trained you may visit other participating sites across the South West, some small hire charges may apply at other venues. For more information about the scheme please visit www.countrysidemobility.org and to book the Tramper please call us on 01326 252200.
The Trampers are often in great demand and at peak times, we may limit their use to three hours per visit. Bookable times are 10am - 1pm or 1.30pm - 4pm. Please do book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Entry rates for people who are less able, disabled and for their Carers is half the standard full Adult admission rate per person, see the visit section of this website for current prices.
Free car parking, we have 9 disabled parking spaces for badge holders near to our Visitor Centre.
Trebah Kitchen, Gallery & Garden Shops and Trebah Plant Sales are fully accessible.
We have a fully adapted unisex toilet in the Visitor Centre. If you have any queries whilst visiting the garden, Trebah staff will be pleased to help.
Cremyll, Plymouth PL10 1HZ
Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. It is set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres of Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall, overlooking Plymouth Sound and the River Tamar.
The Country Park is open to the public for free all year round. The free area of the park also includes the National Camellia Collection, the majority of the formal gardens and the Orangery Restaurant. The House and Earl's Garden (admission charged) is open Sunday to Thursday and Bank Holiday Monday between 11am and 4.30pm, 1st April to 30th September 2012.
The Tramper can be used on a variety of paths and trails around the gardens and wider estate to explore formal gardens, landscaped woodlands and historic buildings.
Hiring the Tramper at Mount Edgcumbe:
Advance booking is strongly recommended. Availability at weekends is variable due to staffing so it is recommended to phone ahead. A hire fee of £2.50 per hour is charged for use of the Tramper.
Madron, Nr. Penzance (National Trust)
The Camel Trail runs from Padstow to Weford Bridge (17 miles)
The entire length is flat and suitable for a wheelchair user (small section on road shared with traffic).
Bike Smart in Wadebridge hire bikes which are adapted and suitable for disabled users.
There is wheelchair access on the pathways throughout nearly all of the gardens. We have three easy-to-use mobility scooters for hire at reasonable rates; these can actually be operated by a companion if necessary.
Scooter Hire is available at £3 per hour (£10 for 3+ hours). Members are entitled to half price.
Trelissick Road, Hayle, Cornwall
We have two wheelchair accessible toilets, one outside near the picnic lawn and the other inside the JungleBarn.
We have two wheelchairs and two mobility scooters which can be pre-booked for use by visitors – there is no charge but we ask for a name and address. Call the gift shop direct to book on 01736 751023 (from 10am). https://paradisepark.org.uk/plan-your-visit/accessibility/
Mylor Yacht Harbour, Falmouth, Cornwall
Accessible sailing and powerboating. Ages 6 and upwards (no upper age limit). If you have any kind of impairment, physical disability or learning disability we have scheduled sessions every week. Private sessions also available. Stay active and enjoy being on the water.
Bodmin General Station, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1AQ SatNav PL31 1AG
Free parking for mobility impaired passengers is available on the forecourt at Bodmin General, immediately at the front of the station, with level access through the booking hall and onto the platform.
Bodmin General is our only station with parking. There is no road access to Boscarne Junction station, and parking at Bodmin Parkway station is normally restricted to passengers travelling on the main line railway network.
Godolphin Cross, Helston TR13 9RE
Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall
Built in 2002, this modern building has been designed with access in mind. There are 5 levels in the museum, all of which are accessible by lift or ramp. You should allow at least 1.5 hours for your visit. Large print and Braille guides are available free of charge from reception. A small number of wheelchairs are available for loan free of charge.
Our major new exhibition TITANIC STORIES examines the stories of the Titanic’s momentous sinking on 15 April 1912, re-appraising many of the myths, controversies and assumptions that still linger around one of the most well-known historic events of the 20th century.
Working in collaboration with private collectors from overseas and national museums in the UK, TITANIC STORIES presents rare and never-seen-before objects, as well as retelling the personal stories of many of the survivors, victims and descendants of the Titanic disaster, including those from Cornwall. Companions who are required to assist disabled visitors are admitted free of charge.
We will have Mobiloo facilities on site at National Maritime Museum Cornwall as follows:
Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5JZ
Most of the 13-acre Gardens, which includes; Productive Gardens, Pleasure Grounds and Home Farm are accessible and there is full access to the Hide (the indoor heart of our Wildlife Project), and the Steward’s House.
The Gardens lie on a gentle downhill gradient, so please remember this when you want to make your way back to the exit.
The Jungle and Wider Estate are unfortunately not easily accessible to everyone. The gradients of the pathways to these areas are very steep and sometimes the route involves wooden boardwalk and steps. For this reason and your safety, we kindly ask wheelchair users to refrain from entering these areas.
Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter Loan
Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow, free of charge, from our Visitor Reception on a first-come, first-served basis.
We also have two mobility scooters available in two time slots: from 10am to 1pm and from 1.30pm to 4.30pm – this includes a short induction although we do insist that visitors have previous experience of using a mobility scooter. Pre-booking is advisable by phoning us on 01726 845100, although bookings are taken a maximum of four weeks in advance. Our mobility scooters are Rascal – Pioneer model capable of carrying up to 159kg. To check-in for your scooter induction, please drop into our Visitor Reception.
Changing Places Toilet
Our Changing Places toilet can be found within the main set of toilets and is equipped with a free-standing, height adjustable, changing bench with a safe working load of up to 190kg. There is also a height adjustable sink and a Likorall 242 hoist, suitable for all looped slings which can lift up to 200kg. Please note – we do not provide slings and there are no shower facilities.
The John Betjamen Centre, Southern Way PL27 7BX
At our Leisure Mobility Centre, we loan Mobility Scooters, wheelchairs and Walking Aids, to help people Access Wadebridge & The Camel Trail. We also loan equipment for people to take away on holiday or visiting Wadebridge.
We have a variety of mobility scooters (which includes boot scooters), wheelchairs and walking aids.
There is a yearly membership fee, that covers insurance and full training is given in the use of the equipment.
Please give at least 24 hours notice when booking.
You can book your scooter, wheelchair by phone, email or calling into The John Betjeman Centre.
Trinity Street, St Austell PL25 5LX