Countryside Mobility.

Easy access to amazing spaces

Countryside Mobility

Countryside Mobility provides safe, enjoyable access to some of the most scenic locations in the South West (and beyond), through an off road mobility scooter (Tramper) hire scheme. It is for anyone who has difficulty walking.

We have partnered with over 50 outdoor attractions and beauty spots to offer a network of hire locations. Hiring is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Find where you'd first like to hire a Tramper and book with the site direct
2. Join when you first hire - you are now a Countryside Mobility member
3. Explore - your membership enables you to hire across our network!

Find. Join. Explore.
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Countryside Mobility is a not-for-profit service run by the charity Living Options, based in Exeter.

Like all the Living Options projects, Countryside Mobility was inspired by someone with lived experience – a keen walker who loved the great outdoors, but struggled to access the countryside as mobility became more challenging.

Alongside Living Options, our goal is to enable you to enjoy exploring beautiful places with friends and family. Find out the difference it makes by watching our video.

Working together for your enjoyment

We equip partner organisations to offer all terrain scooter hire. We help sites to set up and offer the Countryside Mobility service.

From coast to countryside, gardens to historic estates, country parks to hilltops, you’ll love the varied locations on offer through our network. Join once and then you'll have access to over 50 beauty spots.

The scooters, known as Trampers, are easy to use, safe and designed for the roughest terrain. Don't worry if you wouldn't normally need to use mobility equipment - that's the case for many using the scheme - it's easy and quick to learn and you will be given a full introduction when you first hire.

Rosie and Neil laugh together as Rosie sits in a Tramper
Photo credit. tomgphotography / Rockerdale Studios

Where will you explore?

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We have Trampers located right across the South West and beyond. Choose from coastal walks, parkland, nature reserves, woodlands, historic estates, gardens to name but a few.

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A side view of a tramper being driven with a backdrop of countryside fields

Your stories...

"The freedom, independence and joy I feel being able to go around woodland and estates with my husband and dog on a Tramper is priceless.

Thank you.”

“I think this is a wonderful scheme. I have a love of the outdoors and bird watching, being able to indulge and enjoy these sites is a fantastic feeling." 

"The opportunity to go for a proper walk in nature with my friends and family and be free and independent"

 

“This is such a wonderful scheme and I can’t praise it enough. I am able to still enjoy places I previously was able to do when I was fully mobile, now I’m not, I still have the freedom to explore, thank you so much” 

News & inspiration

Liz Hartt drives a Tramper in front of blooming flowers

Liz’s Countryside Mobility Story

June 12, 2024

Countryside Mobility member Liz, shares her story of the confidence and independence she’s regained through using Countryside Mobility Trampers.

Trampers at Bottallack with a-frame signage

New signage thanks to Cornwall National Landscape

May 4, 2024

Thanks to funding from Cornwall National Landscapes we have been able to provide a number of sites with promotional boards to display alongside their Countryside Mobility Trampers.

All terrain mobility scooter going along footpath in an open area of parkland at Upton Country Park

NEW HIRE LOCATION…and it’s our 60th! Upton Country Park

May 3, 2024

Explore one of the most popular country parks in Dorset, located just outside of Poole, this award winning park offers woodland wanders and shoreline strolls.