All terrain tramper and how to book

Visitors to Arlington Court can access the estate and the Lake walk via an all-terrain tramper on permitted routes. It's available through our partnership with Countryside Mobility, a charity initiative to make countryside sites more accessible.

What is a tramper?

The tramper is an electric all-terrain mobility scooter designed specifically to cover rough ground and grass safely. It can go up and down slopes, over bumps and tree roots, through shallow puddles, mud and soft ground.

Exploring the wider estate - Lake walk

The tramper can be used to explore the garden and also the Lake walk (approximately 40 minutes) down through the monkey puzzles, to the bird hide, past the lake and back up through the wilderness. This route is open all year (weather permitting). 

Who can use it?

The tramper is for use by anyone who struggles with walking distances or up hills, or who has limited mobility of any kind. You don’t have to be registered disabled or have a Blue Badge to use it.

With a top speed of four miles an hour it can keep pace with the briskest walking companion, meaning you can keep up with your family and enjoy a countryside walk.

How to book the tramper

We strongly recommend that you telephone us in advance to make a booking by calling 01271 850296 or email arlingtoncourt@nationaltrust.org.uk 

Please be aware that all tramper users must be accompanied by one other person.

Tramper hire is free, but you’ll need to become a member of Countryside Mobility. This costs £10.00 per year or £2.50 for a two week ‘taster membership’. We can sign you up for membership at visitor reception and give you training on how to use the tramper, which takes around 10-15 minutes.

We recommend that you read the tramper terms and conditions on the Countryside Mobility website before getting here. This will help you to assess whether you’ll be able to use the tramper, saving you time when registering for membership. Once you’ve signed up for membership you can use trampers at 46 Countryside Mobility sites around South West England.