Explore Brean Down by scooter

A visitor using a Tramper

Two all-terrain mobility scooters that can go ‘off road’ are available to hire at Brean Down. So even if you have difficulty walking, you can still enjoy a great day out and amazing views with the family.

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.

Explore the Down and fort

The tramper can be used to explore and travel to the top of the 100m high down. This route is open all year (weather dependanet). Once at the top of the Down, you will be rewarded with views across the English Channel, and on a clear day you could spot Wales.

At the top of the down, there is an old Victorian fort. Learn of the down's varied history, as you discover the remains.

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 coastal walk.

How to hire the tramper

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 751897 or email breandown@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Please be aware that all tramper users must be accompanied by one other person and one of you must be in possession of a working mobile phone in case of difficulties.

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 the beach hut near the car park and give you training on how to use the tramper, which takes around 10-15 minutes. 

We recommend that you read the medical and health information and terms and conditions of use (opens as a PDF) before getting here to help you 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.