Cornwall

Cornwall ~ ' Visit'

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St Michael's Mount

Marazion, Cornwall TR17 0HZ

All carers are admitted free of charge with registered disabled visitors. 

Motorised tramper

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.

www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk

The Eden Project

Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG

Personal assistants

If you have personal assistants to help you, there is no admission charge for them.

Wheelchairs

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.

www.edenproject.com

Tamar Lake

Upper Tamar Lake, Kilkhampton, Near Bude EX23 9SB

Accessible Paths & a 'Wheelyboat'

https://www.southwestlakes.co.uk/location/upper-tamar-lake/

Siblyback Lake

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.

https://www.southwestlakes.co.uk/location/siblyback-lake/

Stithians Lake

Menherion, Redruth  TR16 6NW

'Wheelyboat' and accessible paths.

https://www.southwestlakes.co.uk/location/stithians-lake/

Whalesborough Farm & Bude Canal

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!

www.countrysidemobility.org/locations/whalesborough-farm-and-bude-canal

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Tin Coast (National Trust)

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.

What makes a tramper different from other wheelchairs?

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.

Who can use them?

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.

How to hire the trampers

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.

We recommend that you read the medical and health information and terms of use before getting here as this will help you to assess whether you'll be able to use the tramper and will save you time when registering for membership.

Benefits of membership of Countryside Mobility

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.

Booking one of the trampers

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.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/tin-coast-trampers

Trelissick Country House & Garden

Feock, nr. Truro, Cornwall TR3 6QL

A lovely country house and garden set in an estate with stunning maritime views and lovely woodland walks.

  • Mobility parking, 30 yards
  • Mobility toilet - adjacent to main toilets
  • Garden mostly accessible. Uneven and loose gravel paths, slopes, some steps. Map of accessible route available form garden entrance on request.
  • One single-seater powered-mobility-vehicle. Free to use, booking essential. To ensure availability on 01872 862090
  • Three manual wheelchairs and one battery assisted wheelchair free to use.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick

Beaches with Sandchairs

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

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/beaches-in-cornwall/sand-chairs-in-cornwall

Summerleaze Beach

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.

Beach Huts

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.

www.visitbude.info/beach-lovers/hire-a-beach-hut

Newquay Zoo

Trenance Gardens, Newquay TR7 2NN


Reduced admission rates for disabled visitors & accompanying carer admitted free.

ACCESS

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.

PARKING

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.

WHEELCHAIRS AND SCOOTERS

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.

 https://www.newquayzoo.org.uk/plan-your-visit/accessibility

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Lanhydrock Country House & Gardens (National Trust

Bodmin PL30 5AD

  • Adapted toilets in car park and near house
  • Wheelchair access to building
  • Gardens have uneven and loose gravel paths plus slopes. Map of accessible route available. Two single-seater PMVs available, booking essential
  • Step to entrance of building. Alternative accessible entrance. Four wheelchairs available for loan. Ground floor has six steps down to billiard room. Stairs to other floors, but lift available to first floor (restrictions apply). First floor mostly level access, some steps, photo albums available
  • Shuttle service operates from main visitor car park to house
  • See our What's On page for details of forthcoming dates for Mobiloo: an accessible loo and changing facility which visits Lanhydrock during the year.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock

Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Benny Halt, St Newlyn East, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 5LX


DISABLED ACCESS

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 info@lappavalley.co.uk. We would be more than happy to help in any way we can to ensure you enjoy a great day with us.   

http://www.lappavalley.co.uk/plan-your-visit

Trebah Sub Tropical Garden

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.

Facilities

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.

www.trebahgarden.co.uk

Mount Edgcumbe House

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.

www.countrysidemobility.org/locations/mount-edgcumbe-country-park

Trengwainton Gardens

Madron, Nr. Penzance (National Trust)

  • Separate mobility parking available close to tea-room and 100 yards from garden entrance. Drop-off point available near reception
  • Adapted toilets in car park, tea-room, next to bookshop and reception
  • Tramper (electric mobility scooter) available, booking essential. See article on main webpage for hire terms
  • Two manual wheelchairs available, booking essential.
  • Approximately 75% of garden accessible to wheelchair users. Main drive is tarmac, ramaining paths are gravel. Visitors using manual wheelchairs will need assistance from their companion due to incline of garden setting
  • Large print summary
  • Sensory guide

www.countrysidemobility.org

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trengwainton-garden

Camel Trail, Cornwall

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.

www.bikesmartcornwall.co.uk

www.cameltrailmap.co.uk

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Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary



Bodmin & Wemford Steam Railway

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.Bodmin PL31 1AQ

www.bodminrailway.co.uk

Godolphin (National trust)

  • There is a mobility car park, with access to the house and garden via an unevenly surfaced lane
  • Passengers who are unable to navigate the uneven lanes are welcome to use our drop-off point outside the visitor reception building
  • There is limited access for wheelchairs due to some difficult slopes and cobbled surfaces. Godolphin has an all terrain mobility tramper vehicle to hire by calling 01736 763194.
  • Free parking for National Trust members and Blue Badge holders is available at Godolphin. Free parking at Noonvares and Great Work. Godolphin is suitable for coaches
  • Godolphin estate has a wheelchair-accessible path near the River Hayle Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall TR13 9RE


www.nationaltrust.org.uk/godolphin

National Maritime Museum, Cornwall Trust

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:

  • Wednesday 21st August 2019
  • Wednesday 08 April 2020
  • Saturday 27 June 2020
  • Wednesday 19 August 2020
  • Saturday 24 October 2020
  • Wednesday 30 December 2020
  • Saturday 13 February 2021

 https://nmmc.co.uk/
   

Glendurgan Garden (National Trust)

Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, Cornwall

Wander through the beautiful gardens in this sheltered valley on the southern coast of Cornwall to the fishing hamlet of Durgan with its views across the Helford River. 

Big leaves and exotic flowers thrive in the jungle-like lower valley and sun-loving specimens enjoy the upper banks. In spring thousands of wildflowers carpet the sloping sides of this steep valley. 

The all-terrain Tramper scooter makes exploring the steep slopes of these gardens possible for anyone who would otherwise struggle. 
An all-terrain Tramper (mobility scooter) is available to hire supplied by Countryside Mobility.   For further details, contact the property on 01326 252020

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glendurgan-garden

Cornwall ~ 'Shop'

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Wadebridge (Concern)

The John Betjamen Centre, Southern Way PL27 7BX

01208 812392   

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.

https://www.concernwadebridge.org.uk/access-wadebridge/mobility-scooters-wheelchairs

St Austell

Trinity Street, St Austell PL25 5LX

01726 70706    

https://gostaustell.org.uk/shopmobility/