Sites with Trampers

Are you thinking of buying a Tramper? A visit to one of the following locations can give you the chance to test one out for an extended period of time without feeling obliged to buy one from the dealer.

On holiday but can’t take your off-road scooter? Try a visit to one of these sites.

Click to see the list on the Tramper website

Some locations we know of are listed below:

Afan Forest
Neath
01639 850564
Beacon Fell
Lancashire
01995 640557
Bedgebury Pinetum
Kent
01580 211044
Bowland Wild Boar Park
Chipping

01995 61554

Brixworth
Northamptonshire
01604 883920
Coate Water
Swindon
01793 522837
Croft Castle
Herefordshire
01568 780246
Dunwich Heath
Suffolk
01728 648505
Durlston
Dorset
01929 424443
Elvaston Castle Country Park
Derbyshire
01332 571342
Flatford
Suffolk
01206 299056
Forth & Tay Disabled Ramblers
Fife
01333 320864
Gibside Newcastle upon Tyne 01207 541824
Gnoll Park
Neath
01639 635808
High Elms Country Park Bromley 01689 862815
Hinchingbrooke Country Park Huntingdon 01480 451568
Holton Lea respite Centre (residents only) Dorset 01202625562
Ickworth House, Park and Gardens Bury St Edmunds 01284 735270
Kingcombe Centre
Dorset
01300 320684
Lydiard
Swindon
01793 770982
Margam
Port Talbot
01639 881635
Marquis Drive Visitor Centre
Cannock Chase
01543 871773
Middleton Top Visitor Centre and High Peak Trail
Derbyshire
01629 823204
Newlands Corner
Surrey
07968 832506
Norfolk Rural Life Museum
Norfolk
01362 860563
Outwoods
Loughborough

01509 634976

Peak District
Derbyshire
01629 816552
Pembrey
Carmarthanshire
01554 833913
Penrose NT
Cornwall
01326 561407
Pulborough Brooks RSPB
West Sussex
01798 875851
Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Estate Cheshire 01625 527468
Ribble Valley (Clitheroe)
01200 425028
Scottish Disabled Ramblers
Fife
01337 858699
Shipley Country Park
Derbyshire
01773 719961
Shorne Wood
Kent
01474 823800
Shugborough Estate Staffordshire 01889 881388
South West Coastal Path
South West 01392 459222
Countryside Mobility South West‘Beamer Ltd is working with the Countryside Mobility scheme to improve access to the countryside for people with limited mobility living in and visiting the South West region’.
South Walney Nature Reserve Barrow in Furness 01229 471066
Tapton Lock Visitor Centre and Trans Pennine Trail Derbyshire 01246 551035
The Boxmoor Trust Hemel Hempstead 01442 240938
The Tees Forest Middlesbrough 01642 300716
Tittlesworth Water Visitor Centre Leek 01538 300224
Warburg Nature Reserve Oxfordsire 01491 642001
Wallington Morpeth 01670 773600
Weald Essex 01277 375101
Whitton Park Blackburn 01254 55423
Wycoller Lancashire 01282 870253
Wyre Estuary Country Park  Thornton-Cleveleys 01253 863100

 

Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, Ellingham Drove, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3PJ
Two Trampers available to borrow on site at the nature reserve.

Phone 01425 472760 to book, or email  BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk

The site has six accessible birdwatching hides and approximately 8km of gravel paths, gates are accessible kissing gates with RADAR keys for wider opening.

Site is former New Forest Access for All winner.

Website: http://www.hiwwt.org.uk/reserves/blashford-lakes

 

TRAMPER TRAILS AND SITES – NORTHERN ENGLAND

MAY 2014

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The following list gives brief details of sites which have Trampers for use by visitors. The list is not exhaustive and there may be other sites in the North of England with Trampers available.

Some of the locations are country parks or estates which are open to the public. There are also some venues which are privately owned. Each venue is likely to have some conditions regarding using a Tramper. It is recommended the chosen venue is contacted well in advance of a first visit to check booking arrangements and available facilities. It may be helpful to tell the venue if the intended user already has experience of using a Tramper.

The venues are listed geographically by county. A postcode is included to aid finding the venue.

The hyperlinks worked at the time of revision in May 2014 but beware they may become obsolete over time. The contact telephone numbers may be for general enquiries and a further call may be required to obtain fuller details of Tramper facilities.

The sites listed cover a wide range of terrain and supporting facilities, it would be advisable to check fully with the operator before setting out on a visit.

 

David Taylor,

27th May 2014.

 

CHESHIRE

 

QUARRY BANK MILL, STYAL, WILMSLOW SK9 4LA

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank-mill/

 

This National Trust property is situated relatively close to Manchester Airport.

There is a Tramper available for use around the gardens adjacent to the mill.

The main car park is situated a short distance from the mill complex. There is a wheelchair accessible shuttle bus between the car park and mill.

Telephone contact 01625 527468.

 

 

CUMBRIA

SIZERGH CASTLE, Sizergh, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE Sat Nav : LA8 8DZ

Sizergh Castle near Kendal in Cumbria now has a Tramper for use around the grounds.   There are plans to extend available routes.  Disabled Ramblers visited Sizergh in June 2014 when we had a regional ramble here.  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sizergh/

 

SOUTH WALNEY NATURE RESERVE, WALNEY ISLAND, BARROW-IN-FURNESS LA14 3YQ

 

This nature reserve has its own Tramper on site for use by visitors. People wishing to use the Tramper should telephone in advance to book its use.

The telephone number for the site warden is 01228 829570. Alternatively contact the Kendal office of the Cumbrian Wildlife Trust on 01539 816300.

The reserve is on an exposed site so dress for the weather. Facilities are limited, there is a car park and toilets. Tracks lead around the nature reserve to ponds and hides.

A charge is made for visiting the site but use of the Tramper is free of charge.

 

 

 

TARN HOWS, BOON CRAG, CONISTON, LA21 8AQ

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tarn-hows/

 

Tarn Hows is one of the Lake District’s most popular destinations. A National Trust property with a well maintained all-weather path around the lake giving spectacular views of the surrounding hills.

This site has its own Tramper available for use. The following link gives details.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tarn-hows-and-coniston/things-to-see-and-do/

Telephone contact 015394 41456.

 

Details of the trail can also be found in the Lake District National Park’s book “Miles Without Stiles”, Route 13 or on the parallel website http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/thingstodo/walking/mileswithoutstiles/mws13

 

 

DERBYSHIRE

 

DERWENT RESERVOIR, FAIRHOLMES, BAMFORD, S33 0AQ

http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/ic/ic-derwent

 

The Upper Derwent Valley in the Peak District contains three large man-made reservoirs. The Fairholmes visitor centre is close to the dam for the Derwent Reservoir. Two Trampers are available from the cycle hire facility at the visitor centre. There are various trails up and down the valley from the visitor centre.

Telephone contacts, general enquiries 01433 650953, Tramper hire 01433 651261.

 

 

PARSLEY HAY, NEAR BUXTON, SK17 0DG

http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/cycle/cycle-hire-centres/parsleyhay

 

Parsley Hay is a small visitor centre just off the A515 south of Buxton. Easy access to the High Peak and Tissington Trails is available from Parsley Hay. Both trails run along former railway lines which used to cross the high ground in the Peak District. A Tramper is available from the cycle hire facility within the visitor centre.

Telephone contact for Tramper hire 01298 84493.

 

 

LANCASHIRE

 

FOREST OF BOWLAND AONB

http://www.forestofbowland.com/access-for-all

 

Follow this link for a location map and a series of self-guided Tramper Trails to download. The Tramper Trails have been graded using the Disabled Ramblers 1 to 5 categories.  These vary in distance and terrain, providing a range of experiences to suit those seeking a simple ride to those looking for something more challenging.

There are a number of Trampers available for hire across the area, either at a specific location such as a country park or they can also be booked in advance and it may be possible to arrange delivery to the start point of a particular Tramper trail.

 

 

The Wyresdale Wheels Tramper can be hired in conjunction with the following: Bleasdale Parish Hall trails, Scorton trails and Cobble Hey.  Please phone Jonty at Scorton Post Office on 01524 791329 to make your booking.

 

Trampers are also available to hire from Ribble Valley Shopmobility, Clitheroe Tel: 01200 425028 www.ribblevalleyshopmobility.co.uk

 

 

BEACON FELL COUNTRY PARK, GOOSNARGH, PRESTON, PR3 2NL

http://www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/beacon-fell-country-park-p1730

 

Beacon Fell Country Park is a well established site to the north of Preston with clear views over the Fylde and to the nearer Bowland fells. Entrance to the park is free with the car parks nearest the Visitor Centre operating a “pay and display” system. There are designated disabled parking spaces close to the Visitor Centre.

There are generally two Trampers available for hire (free) at the Visitor Centre, with sufficient notice more Trampers can be made available for use at Beacon Fell.

There are clearly marked Tramper trails around Beacon Fell.

Telephone contact 01995 640557.

 

 

BLEASDALE COTTAGES, BLEASDALE, PRESTON, PR3 1UY

http://www.bleasdalecottages.co.uk/

 

High quality self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Forest of Bowland. Situated in converted buildings on a working farm there are excellent facilities for disabled guests. Guests can hire a Tramper as part of their holiday booking for use on the extensive farmland and trails. There is also sufficient accommodation to allow guests to bring and use their own Tramper.

Bleasdale Cottages are within easy reach of Beacon Fell Country Park.

Telephone contact 01995 61343.

 

 

COBBLE HEY FARM AND GARDENS, CLAUGHTON ON BROCK, GARSTANG, PR3 0QN

http://www.cobblehey.co.uk/page.asp?Page=14

 

Cobble Hey is a hillside farm with extensive gardens and impressive views over the Fylde. There is a Tramper available for use around the gardens and on marked trails around the adjacent farmland. Use of the Tramper is free but does require booking in advance by phoning 01995 602643 or by e-mail cobblehey@aol.com

There is a café serving a wide range of locally sourced food.

 

 

BOWLAND WILD BOAR PARK, CHIPPING, PRESTON, PR3 2QT

http://www.wildboarpark.co.uk/

 

The Wild Boar Park has a wide range of animals to be seen. There is a Tramper available to access the various trails around the park. The park organises special events throughout the year.

Telephone contact 01995 61554.

 

 

WYCOLLER COUNTRY PARK, NEAR TRAWDEN, BB8 8SY

http://www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/wycoller-country-park-p7149

 

Wycoller Country Park is situated at very east of the county near to the Yorkshire border.

Lancashire County Council operates the country park. Entrance and car parking are free.

The main car park is some distance from the visitor centre. Disabled users should drive past the main car park into the hamlet of Wycoller and cross the beck by the bridge. Enter the visitor centre site and follow the signs for the Aisled Barn. The Aisled Barn is beyond the ruins of Wycoller Hall.

Although there are no defined disabled parking places the Rangers or volunteers will indicate where to park if they are asked.

There are two Trampers kept on the site and they are available for use free of charge. To use a Tramper it is essential to telephone the country park (01282 870253) in advance to make sure it is reserved. To be sure the correct member of staff is available to hand over the Tramper contacting the visitor centre at least two days before the Tramper is required is recommended.

People bringing their own Trampers to use are also welcome.

There is a well defined Tramper trail around part of the park. The trail is clearly marked on a free map of the site available from the visitor centre in the Aisled Barn. On the trail itself there are special way marking posts with arrows and clear “T” symbols to indicate the route for Trampers.

There are toilet facilities at the visitor centre and there is a privately run café in the hamlet of Wycoller.

 

 

WYRE ESTUARY COUNTRY PARK, STANAH, THORNTON CLEVELEYS, FY5 5LR

http://www.wyre.gov.uk/info/200029/coast_and_countryside/49/wyre_estuary_country_park

 

Located alongside the River Wyre this country park has two Trampers available for use by visitors.

The park occupies a relatively level site with good car parking and visitor facilities.

There are organised events throughout the year.

Telephone contact 01253 863100.

 

 

WITTON COUNTRY PARK, PRESTON OLD ROAD, BLACKBURN, BB2 2TP

http://www.visitblackburn.co.uk/attractions/witton-country-park-p7358

 

Situated just a mile from the centre of Blackburn this large well established country park has a wide range of visitor facilities.

There are six Trampers available for use on the extensive trails within the park.

The Trampers are located at the main visitor centre which has designated disabled parking spaces.

Before travelling to the park it is advisable to check availability of the Trampers.

For initial enquiries telephone 01254 55423, for subsequent use a Tramper can be booked by phoning 01254 680012 (Audley Sports Centre).

 

 

 

NORTHUMBERLAND

 

GIBSIDE, NEAR ROWLANDS GILL, GATESHEAD, NE16 6BG

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/

 

Situated close to the border between Northumberland and Co. Durham, Gibside is a large National Trust property. There are extensive and well defined trails in open country and woodland. Gibside has two Trampers available for use. For details of the facilities and access follow this link http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/facilities-and-access/

The site’s visitor facilities were upgraded during 2013.

Telephone contact 01207 541820.

 

 

WALLINGTON, CAMBO, NEAR MORPETH, NE61 4AR

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington/

 

Wallington is a large country house owned by the National Trust. The house is surrounded by an informal landscape of lawns, lakes, woodland, parkland and farmland. There is a Tramper available to explore the grounds. For details of the facilities and access follow this link http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington/facilities-and-access/

Telephone contact 01670 773600.

 

 

YORKSHIRE

 

CASTLE HOWARD ARBORETUM TRUST, CASTLE HOWARD, YORK, YO60 7DA

http://www.kewatch.co.uk/

 

The Arboretum is situated very close to Castle Howard. It is a large site with extensive planting of specimen trees of many types. The Arboretum is open from the beginning of March until the end of November. There are two Trampers available allowing the user to access most parts of site and inspect the trees closely. There is a visitor centre with café.

Telephone contact 01653 648598.

 

 

 

MALHAM TARN, WATERHOUSES, SETTLE, BD24 9PT

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/malham-tarn-estate

 

Malham Tarn is one of the Yorkshire Dales’ most popular destinations. A National Trust property with a popular route around the lake giving spectacular views of the surrounding hills and upland countryside.

This site has its own Tramper available for use. The following link gives details.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/malham-tarn-estate/facilities-and-access/

Telephone contact 01729 830416.

 

 

TEMPLE NEWSAM, LEEDS, LS15 0AE

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Temple-Newsam.aspx

 

Temple Newsam is a large Jacobean Tudor Mansion. On the south eastern outskirts of Leeds the site is easily accessed from the M1 motorway.

There are a wide variety of facilities situated in the 1500 acre grounds. Four Trampers are available for visitors to use around the grounds.

Telephone contact 0113 336 7560 (Estate Office).

 

 

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