Borrow a mobility scooter to explore the Wray estate
- 09 February 2024
If you find walking difficult but want to get out and explore the Wray estate unassisted, there’s a new mobility scooter (or Tramper) available to hire from our Welcome Team.
Who can use it?
The Tramper can be used by anyone with reduced mobility who can use handlebar steering and controls. The scooter is easy to use (so don’t worry if you’ve never used a mobility scooter before) and allows users to see the wider estate including the lakeshore of Windermere.
How do I book?
You can book the Tramper for yourself or for a relative. The scheme is operated in conjunction with Outdoor Mobility so please read through the hiring process. To borrow the Tramper, visitors need to sign up online, choose a membership and book through the Outdoor Mobility website.
Once you've booked, please bring your booking details to Visitor Reception 10 minutes before your slot is due to start.
Each slot entitles you to two hours, but you can return the scooter before then. Choose between either 10am–12pm and 1.30–3.30pm (subject to availability).
The scooter is for use along our ‘Tramper Route’ through the estate, but you can do as little or as much as you like.
Trampers may not be available in poor weather conditions.
Are Trampers easy to use?
If you’re new to using a scooter (i.e. if you haven’t booked through Outdoor mobility before or used one of their scooters at other locations) you will receive full training before you set off. Once you’ve had the training, you’ll receive a member card, so that you don’t have to be trained again (but we are happy to offer refresher sessions). Everyone with a booking will receive orientation to Wray highlighting relevant information, hazards and amenities etc.
Hire is free once you’re an Outdoor Mobility member. Membership is purely to cover Outdoor Mobility’s insurance costs. National Trust takes no income from the hire.
Here for a while? Your membership with Outdoor Mobility will also give you free hire at other sites nearby such as National Trust Sizergh, Grizedale Forest, Langdale Estate, and others, further afield.