Borrow a Tramper at Tarn Hows
The Tramper mobility scooter is free to use and helps to improve access for all at Tarn Hows.
Access for all
The Tramper is an all-terrain mobility scooter available for use on the circular track round the tarn and is suitable for those who can use handlebar steering and controls. A short introductory session will be given before use.
It's part of our commitment to make more of these beautiful places accessible to those who are less physically able. You don’t have to be registered disabled or have a Blue Badge to use one and it can keep pace with your walking companion to allow you to enjoy the site together.
The Tramper was made possible with generous funding from Go Lakes and Alan and Pat Parfett.
How to book
- Please pre-book by calling the team at Tarn Hows on 07919 111620 to reserve a timeslot. Please allow 48 hours’ notice when booking.
- If you're looking to hire a Tramper on the same day please arrive at the main Tarn Hows car park and we will do our best to accommodate you.
- Free of charge – voluntary donations are always much appreciated. See below to donate or you can do so in person on the day.
- Trampers may not be available in poor weather conditions.
- Trampers are available in 1.5 hour slots. The first slot is at 9.30am and the last departs at 1.30pm daily.
- Your slot will include a safety briefing, test drive and the completion of a user form. If you are late arriving, you will have a shorter window in which to use the Tramper.
The Trampers are free to borrow however to help keep this service available you can donate in person or online. Donations will support with maintain and servicing the Tramper mobility scooters at Tarn Hows and potentially secure another one in the future. Thank you.
To donate online please visit our Just Giving page.
Explore the varied landscape of the Lake District around Tarn Hows and Coniston. With endless walk and cycle routes and a Tramper to borrow, there’s something for everyone.
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