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?

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.

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

A Tramper on a path edged by grass. Hills in the distance and a sunny bright blue sky.

Join our focus group

February 6, 2024

Supporters of Countryside Mobility we need your help and feedback! We have exciting plans for 2024 and we want you to be involved.

Thursday 29 February: 10am, Exeter
Wednesday 13 March: 1.30pm, online

An open laptop with the Countryside Mobility homepage on screen. A coffee is on the table.

New Countryside Mobility website now live!

January 31, 2024

The new and refreshed site makes it easier to find out how to get started, discover locations, get inspired and explore more about the award-wining scheme.

We’ve also made it easier to renew or upgrade your membership online.

A Tramper is driven down a slight sloped stoney path surrounded by plants and a running stream

New site! Parc Cefn Onn, Cardiff

January 18, 2024

New site announcement! Parc Cefn Onn in Cardiff is a stunning Grade II listed historic park and is now home to TWO Countryside Mobility Trampers!

From the foot of Caerphilly Mountain, the park has a diverse collection of native and exotic trees to discover.