Yelverton, Devon PL20 6EY
Nestling in the Tavy Valley, Buckland Abbey and estate offer visitors historical memorabilia and exhibitions, charming traditional gardens, peace and tranquillity, and fantastic views across Devon and Cornwall.
Tramper users can enjoy a circular route around the estate that takes in a cross-section of the Dartmoor landscape, including farm and woodland. With an abundance of wildlife and planting to admire, there is something for everyone to enjoy along this beautiful path.
The car park is on the hillside above the main property. A buggy is provided, free of charge, to transport visitors to the entrance who might otherwise have difficulties walking down the hill and steps.
A donation of £2.50 per hour is invited for those using the Tramper. An entrance fee applies to all visitors (except National Trust members). There is no car parking fee.
near Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9JQ
Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre, The Esplanade, Woolacombe, North Devon EX34 7DL
"Tramper" all terrain mobility scooter available; enjoy a route through the sand dunes and gain partial access to the beach.
Shop, Information and Rangers Office, Hunters Inn, Near Parracombe, Barnstaple EX31 4PY
. Two All-terrain mobility trampers that you can hire out from the Heddon Valley. With two routes to choose from you can get out to Heddon's Mouth, or out on the carriageway to Woody Bay. This tramper is part of the Countryside Mobility Scheme, full driver training can be provided. Call 01598 763556 for more information
Plymouth, Devon PL7 5DG
Electric mobility scooters for hire, concessionary price on ticket for disabled visitors; carers admitted free. If you visit National Marine Aquarium (Plymouth) take your ticket from one conservation attraction to the other and present it within 15 days to get half price entrance.
Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF
The National Marine Aquarium is committed to providing Access for All and is accessible by ramps and lifts throughout. There are a number of disabled parking bays on site, as well as drop-off points for minibuses and coaches, and we also have a limited number of wheelchairs available on site, free of charge and on a first come, first served basis.
The National Marine Aquarium provides full disabled toilet facilities. Carers for the disabled are admitted free of charge (1 per person) and guide dogs are welcome.
King's Road, Exeter EX6 7XR
Lower Goodacre, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton PL6 0RL
Accessible Paths & a 'Wheelyboat'
Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ
Operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's Axe Valley. (see website for details of each Station)
Our accessible trams run at least once an hour. Accessible trams may run more than once an hour.
Our timetable can run up to 3 trams an hour every 20 minutes.
Our timetable may run up to 2 trams every 30 minutes. This will depend on which service is running.
Our accessible trams have a low step. Our accessible trams have ramps available for those in wheelchairs.
Our trams do have speakers, where our drivers talk to passengers. This is not on a hearing loop.
Totnes Road, Paignton TQ4 7EU
The Zoo is based in an 80 acre natural environmental park and is considered reasonably wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Gradients are less than one in twelve however some appear fairly steep, therefore not all paths are easy to manage independently in a manual wheelchair. Wheelchair access is available to the Island Restaurant, shops and all exhibits. Please ask on arrival for a map of the best routes around the Zoo. Path surfaces are either tarmac or crushed and rolled stone and there is plenty of seating around the site.
To see the routes around the zoo, please download our Accessibility Map here. Changing Places Toilet.
We offer reduced admission rates for visitors with disabilities. We also offer free entry for the accompanying carer or helper if required. Please inform front of house staff on arrival and they will ask you to provide one form of ID either:
From 1st April 2019 to March 2020, the prices (with donation) for visitors with a disability will be:
Without donation the prices are: Adult - £15.40, Child - £11.50 and Senior/Student - £13.10.
One carer is admitted free of charge with each paying disabled adult/child/senior/student ticket. These tickets cannot be purchased online, however if you require a pre-paid concession ticket then please call 01803 697500. Please note that disabled guest tickets purchased over the phone need a minimum of a days notice in order to process the transaction. If you wish to purchase a ticket on the same day as your visit then please do so at our Front of House ticket desks.
We have 29 parking spaces within the free car park dedicated to visitors with a disabled parking permit. 21 of these are on the first level with a gentle slope to the Visitor Entrance and 8 on the second level with a one in twelve gradient zig-zag path to the entrance. Those who prefer may use the drop-off and pick-up point at the main entrance.
We are pleased to offer visitors the free use of a manual wheelchair. A returnable deposit of £20.00 is required. Alternatively we have a limited number of electric scooters which can be hired for £10.00 plus a returnable deposit of £20.00. Please telephone the Zoo on 01803 697500 to ensure that they are available.
Bookings for our wheelchairs and scooters can be very popular during our peak season times, so to ensure availability on your preferred day, we advise making a booking at least 3-5 days before your visit.
Please note: You must be over 16 to hire an electric scooter.
Lynmouth, Devon EX35 6ER
See the beautiful waterfalls by using a Tramper All-Terrain Mobility Scooter. Tramper users must be accompanied and under 20 stone due to steep slopes.
Telephone 01598 753207
Near Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4LP
Regency house & impressive collection of horse-drawn carriages, set in picturesque grounds.
Sourton Down, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4HR
The Granite Way is a traffic-free cycle trail with breathtaking views of Dartmoor and West Devon. Using the old railway line from Okehampton to Plymouth you ride along the slopes of Dartmoor and over the stunning Lake Viaduct. The relatively flat and straight route makes it a perfect introduction for first-time users of the Tramper all-terrain scooter. Although best known as a cycle route, it is equally enjoyed by walkers for its fine views.
The scooter is hired out from Devon Cycle Hire who also offer a varied fleet of bikes including electric and childrens' bikes (note that the Tramper has a top speed of 4 mph).
Woodlands, Gulworthy, Tavistock PL19 8JE
Hire the all terrain mobility scooter for easy access to the Tamar Trails…
The Tamar Trails Centre with its cafe and interpretation centre are easily accessible to wheelchair users, and a disabled toilet is also available.
The Trails themselves are not particularly wheelchair friendly, so this off road scooter is available for hire, and allows good access to a large proportion of the trails. In order to hire the scooter users are required to be a member of the Countryside Mobility Scheme, at a cost of £10 per year. Tramper hire is then an additional £2.50 per hour.
Braunton, North Devon EX33 1HG
Saunton is currently the only beach in the North Devon to have a Landeez all terrain wheelchair. This wheelchair allows those who are less abled or disabled to have full enjoyment of the beach, as it is able to traverse all areas and can also be used in the shallows of the sea. Easy to use and operate, it is available for hire on a half day, daily or weekly basis to suit you requirements. Advance booking is available and recommended during the summer period and school holidays. Suitable for adults and children alike, it really is a superb facility that we are proud to be able to offer and has completely changed our customers holiday experience. For bookings please contact Saunton Sands Beach Shop on (01271) 890771
Summerleaze Farm, Kilmington, Axmister EX13 7RA
Wheelchair and pushchair friendly – Most areas of the zoo are accessible for people in wheelchairs or mobility scooters, however, please expect mostly country park like pathways! With some uneven and mixed surfaces including roots in places. We do have one mobility scooter that you can use if required, which is able to hire. Please call beforehand if you would like to use it. 01297 34472
Visitor Centre; Near Bideford EX39 5TA
Clovelly is a unique village built on a very steep hill.
The Land Rover service (available from Easter to October) will transport you through the village to the harbour and back up the hill again. Please note that the High Street in Clovelly is not suitable for wheelchairs, however the Visitor Centre, donkey stables, craft workshops and Mount Pleasant are all accessible as are Clovelly Court Gardens and make an enjoyable outing in themselves.
If you feel unable to manage the steep cobbled street, please ask the Visitor Centre Reception to book a seat on a Land Rover to take you down to the harbour and back up, for which there is a small charge. The service is available from Easter to October.
WCs for the disabled are available at the Visitor Centre and Clovelly Court Gardens.
Devon EX12 2SP
Nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalk through beautiful marshland and reed beds alongside the River Axe.
Visiting Seaton Wetlands
The Countryside team is keen to improve access to Seaton Wetlands for all visitors.
Seaton Wetlands has an accessible toilet. This toilet is always open.
An off-road mobility scooter ( Tramper) is available for hire when trained staff or volunteers are on duty.
Newton Abbot TQ12 6QJ
A Site of Special Scientific Interest, located just outside the Dartmoor National Park boundary, and covering over 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland, lake and marsh and a substantial variety of wildlife. A network of paths allows you to explore the Park on the Tramper.
Lakeside walk - a very popular walk around the 10 acre lake and marsh
The Aerial Walkway - a ‘tree top’ perspective of one of Stover’s woodlands
The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail - 2 miles, takes in specially designed Poetry Posts each displaying a poem by Ted Hughes on a theme relating to wildlife of the natural world
Heritage Trail - 4 miles, part of the Templer Way, fairly flat and runs along offroad tracks (some unsurfaced), woodland paths and fields.
The Nature Interpretation Centre consists of a visitor centre, classroom, rangers' office and public toilets.
A 'Tramper' all terrain mobility scooter is available through this project to allow access to areas which were previously unsuitable for people with limited mobility, including The Quay, Pennsylvannia and Topsham.
Queen Street, Exeter,EX4 3RX
A museum & art gallery which showcases world-class collections that tell the story of Devon & Exeter from the prehistoric to the present. RAMM has a lively programme of exhibitions, activities and events.
Blue Badge holders can pre-book parking by telephoning 01392 265960
Mobility scooters can be used in the museum.
Brixham TQ5 9AP
A stunning headland with an iconic lighthouse and Napoleonic Fort, surrounded by water on three sides and offering exceptional views across Torbay and beyond.
Two mobility scooters are available to hire by calling 01803 882619
Disabled Users: There is no vehicle access to the Cafe or Visitor Centre at Berry Head, however two mobility vehicles are available for hire (just a deposit charged) please book in advance on the main office number 01803 882619. This will enable you to explore a large area of the site easily.
Alternatively, the walk is very level and suitable for non-motorised wheelchairs.
The visitor centre and cafe is around 300m from the car park on a tarmac path which is mostly level, with a slight rise from the car park.
Disabled Anglers: For further information on applying for a permit please call the main Trust Office on 01803 520 022.
Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH
Three powered mobility vehicles (Tramper's) are available for guests with limited mobility, free of charge, subject to membership to the Countryside Mobility South West Scheme.
Membership to the scheme will be completed at RHS Garden Rosemoor, as part of your training, which will take up to 15 minutes.
Pre-booking is essential (morning and afternoon slots are available daily) - to make a booking or find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01805 626810.
Steam Railway; Ramps provided ,Paignton, Churston and Kingswear Station have level access.
River Boats; for access a small degree of mobility is required
Buses are wheelchair accessible. Comprehensive access information is on the website.
The Railway Station, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ
An award winning destination for disabled visitors.
All of our stations are suitable for access by disabled people who are warmly welcomed.
There is plenty of car parking at Buckfastleigh. Our trains have disabled access and reserved spaces for wheelchair users*.
Buckfastleigh station is the best starting point for your journey as we have easy, flat access and parking very close to the platform.
Our station at Totnes is only accessible via a footpath link and is some 500 yards from the nearest parking at Totnes National Rail station.
Please note that our dining trains do not have reserved spaces for wheelchair using passengers and the doors of the dining train carriages are narrower than the width of standard wheelchairs. However, we would ask that you to contact us so we can help meet your specific requirements.
Registered disabled visitors and their essential carers enjoy a discounted rate of travel on the South Devon Railway. For more details and other fares enquire at our booking office, email us, or telephone us on 01364 644 370.
*The maximum overall size of wheelchair we can carry is: length 1200mm (47″), width 700mm (27″), weight 230kg (500 lbs). For operational and safety reasons, larger scooters cannot unfortunately be carried.
Okehampton EX20 4BH
The deepest gorge in the South West, with spectacular 30m waterfall. Explore part of this lush oak-wooded steep-sided river gorge by Tramper, including the magical 30-metre-high Whitelady Waterfall.
The Tramper is available for hire from The Waterfall Entrance (1 mile from the Devil's Cauldron entrance).The Waterfall Tearooms are open 11am to 5pm everyday.
The Tramper at Lydford Gorge is available from March to October each year. In winter staffing is reduced and the path to the waterfall can become slippery and unsafe.
Booking the Tramper - The Tramper must be booked more than 48 hours in advance to ensure that a trained member of staff can be on site to hire out the Tramper. It may be possible to hire the Tramper at shorter notice, but this cannot be guaranteed. In particular, please be aware that over the weekends there may not be anyone available to book the Tramper for you. If high winds are forecast and we have to close the gorge you will be notified as soon as possible, however this might be the day before your booking.
Routes at Lydford Gorge - There are 2 Tramper route options at Lydford Gorge. The first winds steeply down hill to the bottom of the gorge and ends at the spectacular Whitelady Waterfall. The second route follows the old railway line through dense woodland to a bird hide. Both options are 'out and back' along the same route. PLEASE NOTE: FOR SAFETY REASONS TRAMPER USERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED.
The gorge is an amazing place to visit at any time of the year. The wildlife, river, plants and trees provide a stunning show each and every day. The flora in the gorge changes with the seasons. Wildflowers such as wild garlic and bluebells abound in spring, filling the gorge with colour and scent. Summer is dominated by the green leaves of the Oak woodland which encloses the gorge making it feel more magical. In autumn the Oak leaves turn to golden brown before falling and colourful fungi can pop up in unexpected places.
The Dartington Hall estate is home to 25 acres of Grade 2* listed gardens, open year round from dawn till dusk. With a rich sense of history and a host of delightful features – from a new bridge by artist Peter Randall Page to a sculpture by Henry Moore to 500 year old Spanish Chestnut trees – the gardens at Dartington are worth exploring all year round. The Tramper provides safe, enjoyable and easy access to the Dartington Hall Gardens for anyone who has difficulty walking and is available to hire from the Visitor Centre.
Deer Park - In 2017 an additional route taking in the wider Estate became possible as part of the HLF funded, Deer Park Project. This route, which lasts around 1 - 1.5 hours - takes you to the banks of the River Dart and through the woodland of the Deer Park.
Please note: Only assistance dogs are allowed in the Dartington Hall Gardens. Elsewhere on the Estate, dogs on leads are permitted.
Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3LE
Explore one of the South West's most popular historic estates whatever your mobility using the all-terrain scooter available for hire at National Trust Killerton.
The Killerton Estate covers a massive 6,400 acres including a Georgian house, farmland, forest and parkland. The all-terrain Tramper allows you to easily explore the historic parkland taking in distant views across the Devon countryside before returning to the nationally important garden surrounding the house. Afterwards, you can treat yourself at the shop or cafes as well as visit the house (accessed using a dedicated transfer buggy).
Normal admission charges for non-National Trust members apply. Entry includes the full range of experiences (house & parkland). Parking is £2 for 2 hours or £4 all day for non-National Trust members. Use of the Tramper is free of charge on admission. National Trust members enter and park for free.
Booking - Killerton is a very popular property so it is strongly recommended that you call ahead to book the Tramper. This is particularly important for first-time users who will be provided with assistance to join Countryside Mobility and introduced to using the Tramper scooter. Please call 01392 881345 or email email@example.com to book.
Visitor Centre, Cockington Village, Paignton TQ2 6XA
In order to hire the tramper you must be a member of the Countryside Mobility Scheme, which costs £10 for the year (or £2.50 for a two week taster membership). You can become a member at the time of hiring the tramper, (please allow additional time for this). Membership of the scheme allows access to nearly 40 Countryside Mobility sites around South West England. For more information on the Countryside Mobility Scheme and details of where the scheme operates please visit the Countryside Mobility website
Tramper use is limited according to the opening times of the VC as follows:
April to end of October 10am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 3.30pm
November to end of March: 11am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 2.30pm
It is also possible to hire the tramper for the whole day.
Training is provided on how to use a Tramper lasting approximately 15 minutes for new users.
The tramper costs £2.50 per hour to hire (a security deposit of car keys or driving licence will be required). All proceeds go to the Cockington Green Heart Appeal to help improve the park for everyone.
Booking is essential. Please call the Cockington Visitor Centre on 01803 605639 or email CockingtonVC@countryside-trust.org.uk It is also possible to book in person at the Visitor Centre (Cockington Village, Paignton, TQ2 6XA).
Please note: You must be minimum 14 years old to hire the tramper. You must be accompanied by someone who is able to walk the route unaided. You should bring a working mobile phone with you for your safety in case of problems.
The Café is on the first floor. There is a lift between floors and the disabled toilets are located on the first floor. The building is built into a bank making the first floor level with the ground behind. This is the level that you enter on from the main long stay car park. Parking is also available in the farmyard on the ground floor level of the former farm shop.
The Café and Farm Shop building has a normal disabled toilet on the upper level in the lobby outside the Café entrance.
The Community Kitchen building houses the 'Changing Places' disabled toilet. The Kitchen has an adjustable height sink, hob and tables. The Community Garden has raised beds suitable for wheelchair users and has a relatively flat disabled access area. If you would like to participate in a group visit or an event we are running and want to discuss it please get in touch.
The Community Kitchen building has a 'Changing Places' disabled toilet and changing area. This features:
The 'Changing Places' toilet can be accessed directly if the building is occupied otherwise please ask for the door code in the Café.
The Nature Trail is designed to be wheelchair accessible using boardwalk and crushed stone. The first part of the trail from the Centre zig zags down a sloping field.
The King's Drive, Torquay TQ2 5JE
Est in 1196, now a museum of art and history set in beautiful gardens with tearooms. Cultural hub with exhibitions, events and activities.
90% of the building is accessible to wheelchairs. Disabled parking, lift access to all floors. Step lifts available.
Kiosk 3, Ilfracombe Quay, Devon EX34 9EQ
Cruises include 'Seal and Birdwatching ' cruises.
Assistance offered to enable people with limited mobility and wheelchair users to enjoy the cruises. Please phone ahead to book as it is easier to embark and disembark when the tide is in. Telephone 01271 879 727 or 07837 569667
Our most ambitious hire location to date, you can now hire an all-terrain Tramper scooter to explore this unique and beautiful island.
The Tramper can allow you to access a large proportion of the footpaths and tracks on the island and enjoy the views, natural beauty and tranquility.
While using the Tramper on Lundy is very similar to our other hire locations, reaching and staying on the island is more challenging for anyone with mobility limitations and for some it will not be possible.
We have therefore worked with the team at Lundy to produce a specially extended version of their Information Guide to help you make an informed decision about whether it is realistic for you.
It is essential that you read this before deciding to book a trip to the island.
Initially, the Tramper is available for staying visitors only and must be booked in advance to guarantee availability.
Lundy Island has been described as "a 400 foot granite outcrop in the Bristol Channel" but this only hints at the unique experience it offers each visitor. For some it is the sense of solitude and escape, for others it is the beauty of the natural environment. Located 12 miles off the Devon Coast, the island is three miles north to south and half a mile wide guaranteeing spectacular coastal views at every turn.
Hire fee - £20 per full day, £50 per week.
For more information about what the island offers and to book your stay, visit the Lundy website. http://www.countrysidemobility.org/lundy
The Wharf, Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX
Horse drawn barge trips (all weather due to sliding picture windows) Wheelchairs by prior arrangement only. Disabled access is available, please call 01884 253345
The Beehive is fully DDA compliant with a lift available for access to the first floor rooms. Spaces for wheelchair users will be available in the auditorium and can be booked for wheelchair users and disabled patrons. To avoid disappointment, particularly for popular events, we recommend that wheelchair seats are booked in advance, this will help us to allocate adjoining seating for any companions if required. Our main toilets are in the foyer area and this includes a fully accessible “Changing Places” facility (www.changing-places.org). Changing Places include the following facilities: A height adjustable changing bench and | A hoist system to lift people between wheelchairs and the toilet | Enough space to ensure the bench and toilet can be approached from either side. (slings not provided)
Littlehempston, Totnes, Devon
In 2010 Totnes Rare Breeds, in partnership with the South Devon Railway, was named in the top five family attractions in the Rough Guide Access for All Awards.
"Our ethos is simple: the farm and cafe have been designed so that no one feels at a disadvantage. Having a great time should not be affected by (dis)ability. Therefore the whole site is wheelchair and buggy friendly with firm, flat paths. The pens have wide entry gates and the animals can be viewed from all levels.
To get to us with minimum walking, park for free at the South Devon Railway Buckfastleigh station and come by steam train. Joint tickets are available, giving discounted entry"
Carers Free Admission
North Quay, Paignton Harbour TQ4 6DH
A wheelchair friendly walk (1.4 km/0.9m) around Paignton's Roundham Head with extensive views over Tor Bay to Touquay.
Tarka Trail along the Taw estuary from Fremington Quay. A 'Tramper' all terrain mobility scooter can be hired to explore the nearby Home Farm Marsh Nature Reserve. See website for opening times
A range of accessible holiday accommodation.
Bistro & Pantry , shops and art gallery open to visitors.
Adapted outdoor activities ; bushcraft, mountain cycling, archery, scooter obstacle course.
Health & Wellbeing Centre including hydrotherapy pool with hoists on request. Fully accessible changing rooms & sauna.
Commercial Wharf, Plymouth PL1 2NX
'The Spirit of Plymouth' and 'Plymouth Venturer' are wheelchair accessible with disabled toilets on board. Various pleasure trips available. For help with planning a trip please call 01752 253 153
Drewsteignton, Nr. Exeter EX6 6PB
Dramatic castle overlooking the Teign Gorge. "Tramper" all-terrain mobility scooter available to hire. Booking is advised.
Plympton, Plymouth PL7 1UH
Still a largely undiscovered treasure, and the result of centuries of sophistication and extravagance, Saltram is the perfect family day out; close to Plymouth and yet in a world of its own.
Home to the Parker family for nearly 300 years, the house with its original contents provides a fascinating insight into country-estate life throughout the centuries. Fine Robert Adam interiors and beautiful collections bring the 'age of elegance' to life at Saltram.
Learn about some of the fascinating characters and family stories, including the correspondence between Frances, the first Countess, and Jane Austen.
A Tramper can be hired from the National Trust shop to explore paths around the estate and the formal gardens.The main Tramper routes are mainly level with gentle slopes. Some optional routes can be bumpy and muddy in places. The routes will be explained to you when you hire the Tramper.
A hire fee of £2.50 per hour is charged. Car parking is £3.00 (check website for up to date figure). Entrance fee applies only to formal gardens but not exploring the Estate by Tramper.
Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0EE
A tranquil refuge from the hectic pace of life. A working monastery home to a community of Benedectine Monks. Beautiful gardens, Bookshop, Monastic shop stocking produce made by Monks and Nuns in Europe and beyond, Grange Restaurant. Fully accessible
Nr. Salcombe, Devon
An easy access walk along a stretch of wild coastline in Devon.
Moor Lane, Croyde, North Devon
An easy walk taking you along the west side of Baggy Point.
Sidmouth EX10 0NU
Shop-mobility scooters, wheelchairs and other equipment are available for hire from Sidmouth and Honiton. A limited number of manual wheelchairs, and one mobility scooter is available from the Visitor Centre at the sanctuary. Pre-booking is advised.
Go North Devon Ltd. The Shopmobility Centre, Albert Lane, Barnstaple EX32 8RJ
Mayflower East Car Park, Mayflower Street, Plymouth PL1 1QJ
29-31 New Street, Honiton EX14 1HG
Long/short term hire of mobility scooters for a day trip or holiday
1 Lymington Road, Torquay TQ1 4BW
Day hire of mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs and manual wheelchairs
Scooters can be used anywhere in the town as far as Living Coasts at the harbour & along the prom to Abbey Meadows.
Haldon Forest, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XR 2.5mile trail.
We have a fleet of disability bikes including trikes and recumbents supplied by cycling organisation, CTC, which we are able to hire out to groups and individuals.
This is a fantastic addition to the fleet which we are delighted about as it enables us to offer disability cycling in the forest.
We already have a growing number of groups and individuals using these bikes and getting out and about in the forest – call us if you’d like to join them.
Bideford Cycle Hire, East The Water, Bideford, Devon EX39 4DR
The Tarka Trail; Braunton to Meeth; 32 miles of car free cycling.