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Countryside Mobility

Welcoming You Back - Keeping You Safe

From the outset, the Countryside Mobility initiative has aimed to provide safe access and enjoyment of the countryside. 

During these exceptional times, the situation at our partner hire locations is fast moving in terms of availability. We've created a page that provides you with the latest status that we are aware of but the most up to date information is generally found on the website and social media of the partner location. 

We are working with our partner hire location to implement measures that provide you with safety and assurance. As our partner hire locations are all different in terms of their size, nature and run by different organisations it will look a little different at each hire location but there are some common features that you might expect.


Inside Out - Listen to our new show bringing the outdoors into your home!

Listen to Inside Out as each episode brings you a taste of the outdoors. You can listen for free online whenever is convenient to you and in each episode we'll transport you to some of the country's finest landscapes and beauty spots and give you tips on continuing to enjoy the outdoors from your home and neighbourhood. We'll meet people passionate about the great outdoors and feature one of our hire locations in each episode to give you new ideas or a deeper insight for the special places. 


Episisode 1 - Stepping OutWe head to the coast, meeting Jim Gale at the iconic Lulworth Cove, meet a man who combines a love for rugby with a passion for dormice, and discover the difference Trampers make for one member of Countryside Mobility.

Episode 2 - Stretching our Legs - We discover a corner of Americana tucked away on the edge of the Cotswolds, travel east to discover how groundbreaking research is opening opportunities for discovering Suffolk's countryside and find out how the charity behind Countryside Mobility, Living Options Devon, is transforming lives.

Episode 3 - Off to the Coast - We discover the growing appeal of long distance trails, and the South West Coast Path specifically, Lizzy, shares her passion for Cornish hedgerows, and Rachel from our partner hire location, Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre, tells us why the beach there is internationally-acclaimed. 

Episode 4 - Into the Woods - We visit the Forest of Dean to discover how the Forester's Forest project is helping locals and visitors discover and cherish the area, speak to Emma, who has enjoyed using the Tramper there to re-connect with the Forest and speak to Claire, a ranger at partner hire location, Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre, about how the woodland there is changing lives. 

Episode 5 - The Positive Power of Being Outdoors - We travel along the south coast, hearing the latest findings on the positive impact from the Beyond Greenspace research project and taking in two inspiring examples in Dorset and the South Downs National Park, stopping off at National Trust Saltram to find out what it's like to live in a mansion.

Episode 6 - The Overnighter - We discover the progress being made to make accommodation more accessible, VisitEngland's work with partners to make the UK Europe's leading accessible tourism destination, listen to pioneers, Hoe Grange and Bespoke Hotels, visit the family friendly Haldon Forest, and get the inside stories on life as a Hotel Inspector.  

Wednesday Wander

Each Wednesday we will publish on our Facebook and Twitter pages, a video of the Tramper experience at one of our hire locations. 

Wednesday Wander on Facebook

Check the current Tramper availability across our partner sites. At present a handful of our hire locations have resumed Tramper hire but we expect that the majority will be doing so through July and early August. 

We'll keep this updated as things progress.

 Heritage Ability

In light of current Government advice, all partner heritage sites are currently closed to the public. Find out more here 

Thank you for your support and understanding.  

Living Options Devon

Living Options Devon, the charity behind Countryside Mobility and Hertiage Ability, provides a wide range of services and these have been adapted to provide support during the current period. Click this link for more information on the help and information on offer. 

We'd also like to hear your views on how the situation has affected you and what support you would like the charity to provide. Take a few minutes to complete the survey before 2 June. Thank you