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Explore Woolacombe by Tramper

Visitors exploring West Exmoor
Hire a Tramper to make exploring Woolacombe easier | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

An all-terrain mobility scooter that can go ‘off road’ has opened up the coast and countryside around Woolacombe to people who have difficulty walking, so you can still enjoy a great day out with the family or friends. Here’s all you need to know about the Trampers.

The all-terrain mobility scooter

Countryside Mobility and the Woolacombe and Mortehoe Tourist Information have teamed up with the National Trust to make an all-terrain mobility scooter (or Tramper) available to hire at Woolacombe.

The Trampers can go up and down slopes, over bumps and tree roots, and through shallow puddles, mud and soft ground. They are for use by anyone who struggles with walking, whether through age or a permanent or temporary condition. With a top speed of 4mph they can keep pace with the briskest walking companion.

Four people, including one on a mobility scooter looking out to sea at Woolacombe
Looking out to see at Woolacombe | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

How to try out a Tramper

The Tramper can be hired from the tourist information centre, from where users can currently enjoy a route through the sand dunes or gain limited access to the beach.

On arrival at Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre, those wishing to use the Tramper have to become members of Countryside Mobility, which costs £10 per year or £2.50 for a two-week ‘taster membership’.

Training is provided on how to use a Tramper, lasting approximately 10 minutes. As a member, users are then able use one at any of the 36 sites around the South West.

Booking is strongly recommended in advance via the tourist information centre. Call 01271 870553 or email

Visitors at Tarn Hows, including woman playing with dogs on beach and man on tramper above it
Visitor exploring on a Tramper | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Details about Countryside Mobility and a list of the other Tramper locations can be found on the Countryside Mobility website or by calling 01392 459222.

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