Devon

Devon ~ 'Visit'

Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estates

Yelverton, Devon PL20 6EY

"Tramper" all terrain mobility scooter for use in the gardens and the yellow estate walk.

Telephone; 01822 856045

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/buckland-abbey

Parke

near Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9JQ

A peaceful retreat set in the beautiful Devon countryside.

All Terrain "Tramper" mobility scooter available to hire.  

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/parke

Woolacombe

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.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/woolacombe

Heddon Valley

Shop, Information and Rangers Office, Hunters Inn, Near Parracombe, Barnstaple  EX31 4PY

Two "Tramper" all terrain mobility vehicles. Two routes to choose; Heddon's Mouth or out on the carriageway to Woody Bay.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/heddon-valley

Dartmoor Zoo

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.

www.dartmoorzoo.org.uk

National Marine Aquarium


Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF
The aquarium is accessible by ramps and lifts throughout. Limited number of wheelchairs available. Disabled parking spaces and toilet facilities.
Carers are admitted free of charge.
http://www.national-aquarium.co.uk/

Haldon Forest Park

King's Road, Exeter EX6 7XR

One "Tramper"  All Terrain Mobility Scooter operated through the Countryside Mobility Scheme.  For more info visit countrysidemobility.org

Once a short induction is completed you will be able to use the "Tramper" independently. Booking is essential for all training and hire sessions. Call the Rangers Office on 0300 067 5826

www.forestry.gov.uk/haldonforestpark

Roadford Lake

Lower Goodacre, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton PL6 0RL

Accessible Paths & a 'Wheelyboat'

www.southwestlakes.co.uk

Seaton Tramway

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)

Folding wheelchairs can be accommodated on most trams. Some trams have space for non-folding wheelchairs or mobility scooters accessible by ramp. At least one of these trams runs each hour but please call to check on exact running times. Telephone 01297 20375

www.tram.co.uk

Paignton Zoo

Totnes Road, Paignton TQ4 7EU

Free use of manual wheelchairs; £20 refundable deposit

Limited amount of mobility scooters to hire; £10 a day plus a returnable deposit of £20

Telephone 01803 697500 to check availability.

Reduced admission for disabled visitors, carers admitted free of charge.

www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

The Glen Lyn Gorge

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

www.theglenlyngorge.co.uk

Arlington Court & National Trust Carriage Museum

Near Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4LP

Regency house & impressive collection of horse-drawn carriages, set in picturesque grounds. 

Free mobility buggy to carry passengers from the house to the carriage museum, runs most days.

Tramper Mobility Scooter available for hire .  Pre-booking essential, please telephone 01271 850296

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court-and-the-national-trust-carriage-museum

Granite Way

Sourton Down, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4HR

A traffic free cycle trail with breathtaking views of Dartmoor & West Devon. 'Tramper' all-terrain mobility scooter available to hire from April to September. (Devon Cycle Hire)

www.devoncyclehire.co.uk

www.countrysidemobility.org/locations/granite-way-devon-cycle-hire

Tamar Trails

Woodlands, Gulworthy, Tavistock PL19 8JE

A network of  trails in the Devon countryside.  Located in the Tamar Valley the venue houses a café, heritage centre and outdoor activities.

A 'Tramper' all terrain mobility scooter is available to hire at weekends and during school holidays from February to October.

www.tamartrails.co.uk

Saunton Beach

Braunton, North Devon EX33 1HG

3 miles of golden sandy beaches. Saunton Beach has a Landeez wheelchair which allows those who are less able or disabled to have full enjoyment of the beach.

www.sauntonbeach.info

Axe Valley Wildlife Park

Summerleaze Farm, Kilmington, Axmister EX13 7RA

A mobility scooter is available to hire for use to get around the park.

www.axevalleypark.co.uk

Clovelly Village

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.

www.clovelly.co.uk


Seaton Wetlands

Devon EX12 2SP

Nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalk through beautiful marshland and reed beds alongside the River Axe.

'Tramper' all terrain mobility scooter available to hire, to pre-book telephone 01395 517557

www.eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/countryside-sites/seaton-wetlands/

Stover Country Park

Newton Abbot TQ12 6QJ

A 'Tramper' all-terrain mobility vehicle is available for hire (operated by the ire 

www.countrysidemobility.org

Please contact the Rangers Office to book by telephoning 01626 835236

https://new.devon.gov.uk/stovercountrypark/


The Greater Exe Access Project

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. 

www.exetercta.co.uk

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

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

www.rammuseum.org.uk

Mobility scooters can be used in the museum.

www.exetercta.co.uk


Berryhead National Nature Reserve

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

www.countryside-trust.org.uk/berryhead/bh-about-us/how-to-get-here-bh

RHS Rosemoor Gardens

Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH

3 'Trampers' all-terrain mobility scooters available to hire (operated by the Countryside Mobility Scheme). Pre-booking is essential by telephoning 01805 626810  

www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor

Dartmouth Steam Railway

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.

www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk

South Devon Railway

The Railway Station, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ

An award winning destination for disabled visitors.  

Special discounted rates for disabled visitors and carers.

www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

Lydford Gorge

Okehampton EX20 4BH

Tramper all-terrain mobility scooter available to hire. Booking in advance is essential, enables access to Whitelady Waterfall and bird hide.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lydford-gorge

Dartington Hall, Deer Park and Estate

Totnes, Devon

A country estate which specialises in the arts, social justice and sustainability. Accessible craft activities available.  Two 'Tramper' mobility scooters to hire for exploring the grounds of the estate.

www.dartington.org


Killerton Family House & Estate

Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3LE

Glorious landscaped garden surrounded by parkland with an 18th century house. Tramper Mobility scooter for use in parkland and garden is available for hire.  Booking is essential by telephoning 01392 881345

(operated by the Countryside Mobility Scheme)

www.countrysidemobility.org

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton


Cockington Country Park

Visitor Centre, Cockington Village, Paignton TQ2 6XA

Tramper All Terrain Mobility Scooter available to hire, operated by the Countryside Mobility Scheme.

To book please call 01803 605639

www.countrysidemobility.org

www.countryside-trust.org.uk/cockington/cockington-about-us/disabled-access-cockington

Torre Abbey sands

Torbay road, Torquay TQ2 5DG

Long sandy beach west of Torquay Harbour.

Disabled toilets, good access to the beach.  Sandchair is available from the beach office to allow access on to the beach. Telephone 01803 294338

http://torbay.gov.uk/torreabbeysands

Occombe Farm, Cafe, Nature Trail & Farm Shop

Preston Down, Paignton, Devon TQ3 1RN

Working farm in South Devon, open to the public. No entry charge. 2km Nature Trail.

Wheelchair accessible nature trail, electric mobility scooter available for use from Occombe Visitor Centre, please call 01803 520 022

https://www.countryside-trust.org.uk/occombe

Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Babbacombe Downs Road, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LF

Wheelchair/mobility scooter users travel free. Manual wheelchair helpers travel free.

Ramped access for wheelchairs.

www.babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk

Torre Abbey Museum of Art and History & Gardens

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. 

www.torre-abbey.org.uk

Ilfracombe Princess Coastal Cruises

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

www.ilfracombeprincess.co.uk

Lundy Island

New for 2018!

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  

Tiverton Canal

The Wharf, Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX

Horse drawn barge trips (all weather due to sliding picture windows) Disabled access is available, please call 01884 253345

www.tivertoncanal.co.uk

The Beehive

Dowell Street
Honiton
Devon
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)   http://beehivehoniton.co.uk/whats-book-tickets/

Totnes Rare Breeds Centre

 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

www.totnesrarebreeds.co.uk

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Roundham Head Easy Access Walk

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.

https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/195/

Paignton Sands Beach

Eastern Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BW

Level access to the prom and the harbour. 2 ramps South of the pier to allow easier access from the prom onto the beach.  Disabled toilets. Disabled beach wheelchair available. Telephone 01803 555720

www.torbay.gov.uk/leisure-sports-and-community/beaches/find-a-beach/paignton-sands/

Accessible Beaches in Devon

Preston Sands, Paignton TQ3 2NU

Goodrington Sands Beach. Nr Paignton TQ4 6LN

www.englishriviera.co.uk

The Tarka Trail

Fremington EX31 2NH

Explore The 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.

www.biketrail.co.uk


Hannahs @ Searle Hayne

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.

www.discoverhannahs.org

Plymouth Boat

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

www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk

Castle Drogo

Drewsteignton, Nr. Exeter EX6 6PB

Dramatic castle overlooking the Teign Gorge. "Tramper" all-terrain mobility scooter available to hire.  Booking is advised.

www.countrysidemobility.org

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-drogo

Saltram Estate

Plympton, Plymouth PL7 1UH

A "Tramper" all terrain mobility scooter is available for hire to explore the gardens (operated under the Countryside Mobility Scheme)

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saltram

Buckfast Abbey & Garden

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

www.buckfast.org.uk

Bolberry Down Easy Access Walk

Nr. Salcombe, Devon

An easy access walk along a stretch of wild coastline in Devon.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bolberry-down


Baggy Point Easy Access Walk

Moor Lane, Croyde, North Devon

An easy walk taking you along the west side of Baggy Point.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/baggy-point

The Donkey Sanctuary

Sidmouth  EX10 0NU

One mobility scooter available to hire from The Visitors Centre at The Sanctuary.  Booking is advised.

www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Devon ~ 'Shop'

ABOUT SHOPMOBILITY

  • Prices, equipment available for  hire and opening times vary at each scheme
  • Shopmobility Schemes are open to everyone who has a mobility impairment or health condition which can be temporary or permanent
  • Scooters, powerchairs, power assisted wheelchairs and walkers are available at most schemes
  • Please contact your chosen scheme or check the website for specific details

Barnstaple (North Devon)

Go North Devon Ltd. The Shopmobility Centre, Albert Lane, Barnstaple  EX32 8RJ

01271 328866   www.gonorthdevon.co.uk

Plymouth

Mayflower East Car Park, Mayflower Street, Plymouth PL1 1QJ

01752 600633   www.accessplymouth.co.uk

TRIP Community Transport

29-31 New Street, Honiton EX14 1HG

Long/short term hire of mobility scooters for a day trip or holiday

www.tripcta.org

Torquay Shopmobility

1 Lymington Road, Torquay TQ1 4BW

01803 380982

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.

www.torbay-shopmobility.co.uk


Devon ~ 'Do'

Adapted Cycling

Haldon Forest, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XR  2.5mile trail.  Fleet of disability bikes.

www.forestcyclehire.co.uk


Bideford Cycle Hire, East The Water, Bideford, Devon EX39 4DR

The Tarka Trail; Braunton to Meeth; 32 miles of car free cycling.

www.bidefordbicyclehire.co.uk