Accessibility at Godolphin
We have a range of resources to help make your visit to Godolphin more accessible. We have a Tramper and all-terrain wheelchair that can be hired, as well as guides about Godolphin in easy read, large print and visual story formats plus British Sign Language tours on tablets to loan out. There is an accessible car park, and an accessible picnic bench for wheelchair users in the picnic yard by the Piggery tea-room.
What makes a Tramper different from other wheelchairs
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, through shallow puddles, mud and soft ground.
Who can use it?
The Tramper is for use by anyone who struggles 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 an hour it can keep pace with the briskest walking companion.
How to hire the Tramper
To use the Tramper 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 reception and give you training on how to use the Tramper, which takes around 10-15 minutes.
It’s essential that you read the medical and health information and terms and conditions of use (opens as a PDF) before getting here as this will help you to assess whether you’ll be able to use the Tramper and will save you time when registering for membership.
Benefits of membership of Countryside Mobility
Once you’ve signed up for Countryside Mobility membership this then allows you access to nearly 40 Countryside Mobility sites around South West England – and they’re hoping to add even more.
Booking the Tramper
Advance booking is essential by e-mailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
For a map showing recommended routes accessible to the Tramper at Godolphin please click here: Godolphin Tramper map (PDF / 0.3MB) download
Accessible Resources at Godolphin
Ask about our guides in easy read and large print format. We also have a visual story available for visitors with autism and British Sign Language tours on a tablet to loan.