About us

About Living Options Devon

For over thirty years Living Options Devon has been working across Devon and the South West to empower people with disabilities and Deaf individuals to live the lives they choose.

Living Options Devon has significantly grown from its humble beginnings. The charity now provides a wide range of support services for people with disabilities, long-term health conditions, and members of the Deaf community.

Living Options logo includes the words Accessibility Matters

About Countryside Mobility

As one of the many services run by Living Options Devon, Countryside Mobility is an award-winning, not for profit, all-terrain Tramper hire scheme.

Countryside Mobility was originally established with a grant from Natural England as part of its Access to Nature programme, funded from the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme.

We now work with a variety of partners who hire out our all terrain, mobility Trampers at their visitor attractions and areas of interest.

We undertake safety assessments and access audits at each site, aided by two access auditors who have first hand experience of living with a physical disability. Countryside Mobility Access Statement 

Our partners

Our network of 50+ locations currently focusses on the West and Wales and takes in a wide variety of outdoor attractions and beauty spots.

Partners range from national organisations such as the National Trust, Natural Resources Wales (Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru), Forestry England and the RHS, through to local authorities and independent attractions and even a small café operated by a cooperative.

Our partners share our vision of enabling easy access to beautiful locations. In choosing to partner with us they demonstrate their commitment through either leasing or purchasing the Tramper, monitoring the condition of the Tramper and relevant routes and, through their staff and volunteers, providing a friendly hire service to users of the service.

We have also helped Outdoor Mobility - who offer the equivalent service in the North
of England - to establish their service and users of Countryside Mobility can use their
membership there.

Partner locations have the following characteristics:

  • An outdoor visitor attraction or natural starting point for walkers (we have hire
    points in cafes, Tourist Information Centres, holiday parks and hotels)
  • A network of paths which are safely accessible for a Tramper.
  • Accessible facilities - toilets, parking, visitor centre etc.
  • Secure overnight storage with electrical charging for the Tramper.
  • Staff/ volunteers on site (ideally including weekends) who are able to spare the
    time to train and assist users and book the Trampers in and out.

If you are interested in becoming a Countryside Mobility partner site please contact
us and we can discuss the support service packages that we offer whether you are
looking to lease or own the Trampers that you hire out.

Person sits in tramper overlooking national trust gardens