All-terrain tramper hire
Everyone can enjoy Killerton's famous parkland views by hiring the new all-terrain tramper. It’s been supplied by Heritage Ability, a Heritage Lottery funded project to make heritage sites more accessible.
What is a tramper?
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 and tree roots, through shallow puddles, mud and soft ground.
Explore the garden
The tramper can be used to explore the garden and the chapel grounds, but only on hard surfaced or gravel paths. This route is open all year but please note that dogs are not allowed in the chapel grounds or garden.
Front Park dog-friendly loop
If you're new to being a tramper user, or want to enjoy a route with your four-legged friend then this is the choice for you. It's a flat, open 30 minute route around Front Park taking in ancient trees and great views of the house and the Clump. Livestock will be present from spring to November.
Explore the wider parkland
The longer parkland route is closed from October 31st to March 31st due to muddy and hazardous ground conditions. The tramper can be used on a set route to explore the best bits of Killerton's parkland. This dog friendly route is about 2.5 miles and takes 1.5 to 2 hours.
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 a countryside walk.
Killerton operates buggies from visitor reception to the house (when the house is open) and offers buggy tours of the garden as an alternative to using the tramper.
How to hire the tramper
We strongly recommend that you telephone us in advance to make a booking by calling 01392 881345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 is available year round, with a parkland route open between April and October (10am to 3.30pm), and access to garden and chapel grounds between November and March (11am to 3.30pm)
Tramper hire 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, 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.