Explore Brean Down by scooter

A lady using a Tramper mobility scooter

A new, all-terrain mobility scooter that can go ‘off road’ has arrived at Brean Down. So even if you have difficulty walking, you can still enjoy a great day out with the family. Available daily, time slots limited. Booking essential.

Two scooters, known as 'trampers', are now available for hire at Brean Down. We're always looking for opportunities to improve access for all of our visitors, and now we've teamed up with the award-winning Countryside Mobility scheme, operated by the charity Living Options Devon, to help those with limited mobility.

Anyone who has difficulty walking can now take the trampers up and along the Down with ease, taking in views of the Bristol Channel, North Somerset coast and the Somerset Levels.

Brean has become the latest of a dozen National Trust properties operating the tramper hire scheme, and one of nearly 40 outdoor sites in the South West committed to improving access.

The trampers can go up and down slopes, over bumps and tree roots, through shallow puddles, mud and soft ground and are for use by anyone who struggles with walking whether through age, or a permanent or temporary condition. With a top speed of four miles an hour they can keep pace with the briskest walking companion.

Anyone interested in hiring a tramper can either buy a year's Countryside Mobility membership for £10, or choose a 2 week ‘Taster Membership’. The taster membership is £2.50 per hour on the first day of hire. Membership allows unlimited use of the Trampers at Brean Down and all 36 sites around the South West.

Training is provided on how to use a Tramper lasting approximately 10 minutes. Please be aware that all Tramper users must be accompanied by one other person. 

Trampers are available to book at 10:00am or 2:00pm between April and October, and at 10:00am only November-March. As Brean Down is home to only 2 trampers, booking is essential. To book a tramper for your visit please call 01278 751874 or email breandown@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Find out more about the scheme at www.countrysidemobility.org