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Hiring a mobility scooter at Botallack

A visitor hiring a Tramper at Pentire, Cornwall
Hiring a Tramper, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

There are two all-terrain mobility scooters (Trampers) available to hire from Botallack Count House. If you have difficulty walking, the Trampers will let you explore the coastal scenery and industrial heritage of the Tin Coast via designated routes.

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 and across mud and soft ground.

Who can use it?

Trampers are available for use for anyone who has limited mobility of any kind or struggles walking up hills or distances. It can be used by anyone who needs it as part of the Countryside Mobility initiative. You'll need to become a member of Countryside Mobility with a single use or two week trial options available. You don't need to be registered disabled or be part of the Blue Badge parking scheme. With a top speed of 4mph it can keep pace with the briskest walking companion, meaning you can keep up and enjoy a coastal walk together.

Where can I go with the Tramper?

From Botallack, following designated routes, you can explore from Levant to Kendijack Valley. When you visit Botallack one of our team will share the mapped routes with you.

How to book a Tramper

We strongly advise that you telephone us in advance to make a booking by calling 01736 786156 or you can email us at

There's no charge for hiring the Tramper.

The Tramper is usually available seven days a week for hire from 10.00 through to 17.00 when a trained National Trust staff member is on site. If staff members are not on site we cannot hire out the Tramper. Please note that the cafe at Botallack is run by the Count House Cafe Geevor (not National Trust) and cafe staff are unable to hire the Tramper out.

Please be aware that all Tramper users must be accompanied by another person over the age of 18, who will not be using a Tramper themselves. One of you must be in possession of a working mobile phone in case of any difficulties.

A view of the coast and ruined engine houses, Wheal Edward and Wheal Owles at Botallack, Cornwall
A view of the coast and ruined engine houses, Wheal Edward and Wheal Owles at Botallack, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/John Miller

Countryside Mobility Membership

There are three options available for Countryside Mobility membership, choose from annual (£15), 2 week ‘taster’ (£5) or single use (£3). We can sign you up for membership on site and give you training on how to use the Tramper which takes around 10-15 minutes.

Once you've signed up for Countryside Mobility membership this then allows you to access nearly 40 Countryside Mobility sites around South West England - and they're hoping to add even more.

Find out more about Countryside Mobility membership

We recommend that you read the medical and health information and terms of use 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.

Access at Botallack

Further information about accessibility at Botallack is available in our downloadable access statement. Read the full access statement here