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Enabling easy access to the South West's beauty spots

2014 Devon Toursim Awards

Date Posted: 13 November 2014

Countryside Mobility recently received the exciting news that the scheme is a finalist in the 'Access and Inclusivity' category of the 14 Devon Tourism Awards.

The scheme, aimed at helping people with limited mobility to explore and enjoy outdoor visitor attractions was established in 2010 by Devon charity Living Options Devon, and now supports more than 30 south west visitor attractions with its innovative off-road mobility scooter hire service. Since the scheme started, over 3500 people who have difficulty walking have benefited from the service.

James Maben, Countryside Mobility Project Manager said: “2014 has been the best year yet for the scheme with record numbers of people benefiting from the service and the number of partner sites involved steadily growing. The news we have won this prestigious award is the icing on the cake and to us is a real stamp of approval from the tourism industry.”

Three other finalists have been announced in the same category, but Countryside Mobility will have to wait until 19th November to learn whether they have won Gold, Silver or Bronze at the prestigious Awards Ceremony.