All terrain Tramper at Godolphin

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Published : 10 Feb 2018 Last update : 08 Aug 2019

The all-terrain Tramper allows greater mobility for all to explore the historic garden and grounds at Godolphin. In partnership with Countryside Mobility, the Tramper has been supplied by Heritage Ability, a heritage lottery funded project to make heritage sites more accessible. Tramper users will be able to explore the medieval garden and atmospheric grounds with ease, all year round.

What is a Tramper?

A 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 garden on the tramper
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Explore the garden on the tramper

How to hire the Tramper

We recommend that you telephone us in advance to make a booking by calling us on 01736 763194. Tramper hire is available all year round, with a garden and grounds route available to explore, 10am - 5pm. It is strongly recommended that if you wish to reserve the Tramper at the weekend, you call to book it during the week. If the call is not picked up please leave a message and a member of staff will get back to you.

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 at Godolphin 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’. Normal National Trust admission charges apply. 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. 

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 and 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.

Access to the Cider House and woods made easier when using the tramper
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Access to the Cider House and woods made easier when using the tramper

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; 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, meaning you can keep up with your family and enjoy the garden and grounds at Godolphin.