Tin Coast trampers
The Tin Coast is now more accessible than ever, with the new all-terrain trampers available to hire from Botallack and Levant. They've been supplied by Heritage Ability, a Heritage Lottery funded project to make heritage sites more accessible.
What makes a tramper different from other wheelchairs?
The tramper is an electric all-terrain mobility scooter designed specifically to cover rough ground safely. It can go up and down slopes, over bumps, through shallow puddles, mud and soft ground.
Who can use them?
The tramper is for use by anyone who struggle with walking. You don't have to be registered disabled or have a Blue Badge to use it; it can simply be that your difficulties are caused by age or a permanent or temporary condition.
With a top speed of four miles per hour it can keep pace with even the briskest walking companion.
How to hire the trampers
To use the trampers you'll need to become a member of Countryside Mobility. This costs £10 per year or £2.50 for a two-week 'taster membership'. We can sign you up for membership on-site and give you training on how to use the tramper, which takes around 10-15 minutes.
Benefits of membership of Countryside Mobility
Once you've signed up for Countryside Mobility memberships this then allows you to access nearly 40 Countryside Mobility sites around South West England - and they're hoping to add even more.
Booking one of the trampers
We strongly advise that you telephone us in advance to make a booking by calling 01736 786004 for Botallack or 01736 786156 for Levant Mine. There's no charge for hiring the tramper.
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.