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Explore Brean Down by Tramper

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

All-terrain mobility scooters, or Trampers, that can go off-road are available to hire at Brean Down. So even if you have difficulty walking, you can still enjoy a great day out and the panoramic coastal views with your family or friends. Here’s all you need to know about our Tramper mobility scooters.

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, and through shallow puddles, mud and soft ground.

Who can use it?

Trampers are available for use for anyone who struggles with walking distances or up hills, or who has limited mobility of any kind. You don’t have to be registered disabled or have a Blue Badge to use it. With a top speed of 4mph it can keep pace with the briskest walking companion, meaning you can keep up and enjoy a coastal walk together.

Explore the down

The Trampers can be used to explore and travel to the top of the 100m-high down, where you will be rewarded with views across the Bristol Channel and on a clear day you can see Wales. This route is open all year (weather dependent).

A man using a tramper in the background with a foxglove plant in front
Trampers are available for hire | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

How to hire a Tramper

Trampers are normally available daily 10am and 3pm.

As Brean Down is home to only two Trampers, booking is essential. We recommend contacting the team to book your slot five days prior to your visit. Please email - this inbox is checked Monday-Friday.

Please be aware that all Tramper users must be accompanied by one other person and one of you must be in possession of a working mobile phone in case of difficulties.

Tramper hire is free, but you’ll need to become a member of Countryside Mobility. This costs £15 per year, £5 for a two week ‘taster membership’ or £3 for a day. We can sign you up at the beach hut near the car park and give you training on how to use the Tramper, which takes around 10-15 minutes.

Please read the medical and health information and terms and conditions before arriving to help you assess whether you’ll be able to use the Tramper, saving you time if registering for membership. Once signed up you can use Trampers at 46 Countryside Mobility sites around South West England.

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