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Accessibility at Comer Woods

Visitors walking at Hardy's Cottage, Dorset, with one on a mobility vehicle
Visitor exploring the woods using Powered Mobility Vehicle. | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Nature is for everyone, find out about accessible trails and Powered Mobility Vehicle hire at Comer Woods.

Explore Comer Woods

An all-terrain Powered Mobility Vehicle (PMV/Tramper) is available to hire at Comer Woods. It 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 mud and soft ground and through shallow puddles.

Book in advance by emailing at least 24 hours in advance. If there is no booking on any given day, then the PMV can be used on the day on a first-come, first-serve basis.

1.The Morfe and Explorer trails in Comer Woods are accessible by PMV. A map of these routes is available to download at the bottom of this page.

2.The PMV user must be accompanied by an adult, at all times, while out on the trails and their party should have a mobile phone available to call for assistance if required. Contact details will be provided.

3.The PMV must be returned to the Café in Comer Woods, on the Terrace in Heath Meadow, before it closes (timings advised on the day).


Enjoy the woods by setting off on the Morfe or Explorer trail. Both are accessible by PMV. Download a route map or find it at the bottom of this page.

On the Morfe trail, follow the orange waymarkers to take you deep into the heart of the woodland. Pathways slope through ancient trees, abundant conifer plantations and along the edges of Brim, Seggy and Wall pools.

Following the Explorer trail, pass by the expansive meadow, home to the UK’s northernmost population of the white admiral butterfly. Listen out for birdsong as you wind your way through the trees.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome across Dudmaston Estate and throughout Comer Woods.

Quiet spaces

Comer Woods is generally a quiet outdoor space. You may find dogs racing around and children playing. On shared paths, there may be cyclists. If you venture into the quieter corners of the woods, you will find peaceful spots where you can decompress, listen for the sounds of wildlife and feel the breeze through the trees.

Heath Barn near the terrace has tables and chairs, so can provide some shelter from the weather if necessary.

Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets near the Café at the end of the terrace at Heath Barn.

A changing places toilet is located at Dudmaston Hall and can be accessed during opening hours, please check here to plan your visit: Dudmaston Hall opening times.


Where can I go on the PMV in Comer Woods? 

Dudmaston Comer Woods accessible tramper routes

A father in a wheelchair and a child on his lap outside the Dovecote at Avebury Manor

Access for everyone at the National Trust 

Find out more about access for everyone at the National Trust. The National Trust is for everyone. We want our disabled visitors to have a great experience with us, and we are always working to improve the accessibility of the places we care for.