Sophie and Peter’s story

Countryside Mobility Trampers help many people in special and often personal ways – just like father and daughter, Peter and Sophie . Here’s their story.

My Dad worked for the Forestry Commission for over 40 years. He started with piecework on chainsaws and advanced his career until he became the Area Forester for Bellever, retiring in 2013.

Being outdoors was my Dad’s passion. The woods were his spiritual home, so when his health declined, he could no longer join me for walks at Haldon.

Fortunately, the wonderful rangers at Haldon Forest Park told me about the Countryside Mobility Scheme and the availability of Trampers for hire.

Thanks to this amazing service, my Dad and I were able to return to the woods for a walk yesterday.

It was truly wonderful. Dad welled up at being able to get out and about again. We joined the scheme so just waiting for the information to come through so we can then look at other places to go.

Such a fabulous scheme. Thank you for helping my Dad.

Thank you to Sophie and Peter for sharing their experience of Countryside Mobility.