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The Tramper at Cotehele

Visitors exploring the orchard at Cotehele with an all-terrain mobility tramper
Visitor using the tramper | © National Trust Images / Trevor Ray Hart

Explore the Cotehele garden and estate with our all-terrain Tramper, which is available to hire. Advance booking is essential.

What is a Tramper?

The Tramper is an electric all-terrain mobility scooter designed specifically to cover rough ground and grass safely. It's able to go up and down slopes, over bumps, through mud, soft ground and shallow puddles.

Where can I explore?

Currently the Tramper can only be used to explore the orchard and some areas of the garden. It can also be used to explore the paths between Cotehele Quay, Chapel-in-the-woods and Cotehele Mill. These will be explained as part of the briefing on the day of booking.

Please note: The Tramper can be used to reach the toilets, restaurant, house, Edgcumbe at the quay, discovery centre, shop and gallery but cannot be taken into these areas due to lack of space. For more information please read the full access statement on the homepage.

How to hire the Tramper

Booking to use the tramper is strongly advised. Please call us on 01579 352731 to speak to our reception team or email to discuss booking during our regular opening times. Bookings can be made more than a week in advance, but do cancel if you change your mind.

Normal National Trust admission charges apply; entry is free for National Trust members. If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, they are free of charge.

All visitors hiring a Tramper must become a member of Countryside Mobility, if they are not already, to ensure they are covered by insurance and have demonstrated they can safety use a Tramper. Choose from an annual membership (£15), two week taster (£5) or a single use (£3).

Those who hold a Outdoor Mobility Scheme Membership (formerly known as Lake District Mobility) are able to use their membership for use of the Tramper at Cotehele.

On the day of your booking, we'll give you a briefing of the route, a map and a short introduction to the Tramper if you are a first time user.

Please be aware that all Tramper users must be accompanised by one other person. Mobile signal is very limited whilst exploring the estate, so the person needs to be reasonbility fit - in an emergency help can be found at visitor reception or at Cotehele Mill.

Please note

We might occasionally have to cancel a Tramper booking due to severe weather conditions or factors out of our control. If this happens we will try to contact you as soon as possible.

Who can use the Tramper?

Anyone who struggles with walking can use the tramper - as long as they are able to use the handlebar steering and hand controls.

You don't have to be registered disabled or have a Blue Badge to use the Tramper. It can simply be that your difficulities are caused by a temporary condition.

If you're a first-time user, please read the important medical and health information, terms and conditions and introductory video.

Visitors exploring the garden in spring at Cotehele, Cornwall

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