Access for all to Golden Cap

A blonde lady on a tramper on the Golden Cap Estate pausing to look across Lyme Bay

A brand new Tramper (mobility scooter) route will provide access to the stunning Dorset Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site as part of an on-going accessibility drive.

We've teamed up with Countryside Mobility to provide tramper access on the Golden Cap Estate with panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The team will be providing a comprehensive and flexible service available 7 days a week (weather permitting) until the end of October.


The new ‘Tramper’ scooter was purchased by the National Trust and operates with the charity Living Options Devon that works with outdoor attractions across the region to open the best of the South West’s coast and countryside to people with limited mobility and health conditions that make walking difficult. 


The route

The new routes starts and end at the Old Radar Station Compound on Stonebarrow Hill taking approximately 1-2 hours. The routes take you to lovely viewpoints where you can see across to Lyme Regis in the west and Golden Cap in the east (the highest point on the Southwest coast). Bird song, wind rustling through the gorse and dappled sunlight are some of the highlights on these trails. In the spring and summer there are carpets of wildflowers including orchids as well as a variety of seabirds offshore and butterflies. 


The Trampers

The Trampers can go up and down slopes, over bumps and tree roots, through shallow puddles, mud and soft ground and are for use by anyone who struggles with walking whether through age, or a permanent or temporary condition. With a top speed of four miles an hour they can keep pace with the briskest walking companion.

How to book

The Tramper is available seven days a week (weather permitting). Booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment. You will collect the Tramper from The Old Radar Station at Stonebarrow.

To ensure your safety and enjoyment all those hiring the Tramper will need to be, or become a member of Countryside Mobility. You become a member when you first hire a Tramper at a Countryside Mobility hire locations so we will take you through the process of completing the membership form and give you the introductory training to ensure that you feel safe and confident before heading out. Choose from Annual membership for £10 or a taster (2 week) membership for £2.50. Please note we can currently only accept cash if you need to join the scheme. Countryside Mobility membership then enables you to access Trampers at all their 50+ hire locations around the South West (and a few beyond). 

To save time on arrival please read through the Countryside Mobility medical information and Terms prior to arrival. 

 To make a booking please email goldencap@nationaltrust.org.uk

 Please include ‘Tramper Hire’ within the subject heading

  • State the date and time you would like to borrow the Tramper
  • If you are currently a member or not of Countryside Mobility
  • Please include a telephone number you may be reached on to discuss your booking.

Your booking is only confirmed once you have received a confirmation email
Full details about Countryside Mobility and a list of the other Tramper locations  available can be found on the website www.countrysidemobility.org

Please note: we are a cash only site and dont have any facilites for card payments.