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The Tramper at Castle Drogo

A visitor driving a tramper down a path with shrubs in background
Trampers are available to hire | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Explore the formal garden and grounds, or head out onto Piddledown common to take in the incredible views across Dartmoor. The tramper is available to hire daily - please book in advance.

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. With a top speed of four miles an hour it can keep pace with the briskest walking companion.

Where can I explore on the Tramper?

At Castle Drogo, the Tramper can be driven around the garden and grounds. Please note, it can't go into the castle due to its size. The Tramper can also be driven on the estate, there is a designated route around Piddledown common (roughly 1 mile). The route is marked but please enquire with the team for further information on arrival.

The routes around the gardens are mostly on level gravel paths. Routes through the Rhododendron Garden, Mr Drewes path and the wooded path leading to the shop are on slightly sloping, rockier ground. It is still possible to take the Tramper along these routes. On the estate the route starts on grass paths but does have rockier sections in places with some slopes.

For more information on access at our site, please read the full access statement on the homepage.

To book the Tramper please contact Castle Drogo on 01647 433306, or e-mail