All-terrain Tramper at Glendurgan

A visitor explores Glendurgan on the all terrain Tramper

Supplied by Countryside Mobility, a not for profit mobility equipment hire scheme improving access to the countryside across the South West, the Tramper is an electric all-terrain mobility scooter designed specifically to cover rough ground and steep slopes safely.

The Tramper easily and safely navigates the sloping valley at Glendurgan, traverses over tree roots and through shallow puddles with ease and can even go down onto Durgan’s shingly beach (providing the tide is out!)

Glendurgan's all terrain Tramper explores Durgan village and beach
All terrain Tramper at Durgan village
Glendurgan's all terrain Tramper explores Durgan village and beach

Who can use it?

The Tramper is for use by anyone over the age of 14 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 the garden at Glendurgan.

How to hire the Tramper

We recommend booking in advance by calling 01326 252020 or emailing glendurgan@nationaltrust.org.uk We usually book the Tramper in one of two daily slots: 11am – 1.30pm and 2pm – 4.30pm.

Tramper hire at Glendurgan is free (normal admission charges apply) but you’ll need to become a member of Countryside Mobility to cover your insurance. This costs £10 per year or £2.50 for a two week taster membership. We can sign you up for membership at reception and give you training on how to use the Tramper, which takes around 10-15 minutes. 

To help you assess whether you’ll be able to use the Tramper you can read the medical and health information and terms and conditions of use (opens as a PDF) before getting here or we can provide a copy while registering for membership. Once you’ve signed up for membership you can use a Tramper at any of the 46 Countryside Mobility sites around South West (please note some places may charge a hire fee at their discretion).

Using the Tramper

All Tramper users must be accompanied by another adult and we ask that one of you is in possession of a working mobile phone in case of difficulties. We will also provide you with a radio in case you need to contact a member of staff in an emergency during your visit.

There is also a Tramper specific map which highlights areas the Tramper can access at Glendurgan. It is important the Tramper sticks to these specific routes, however a member of the team will provide this map and run through it during the induction.