An all-terrain mobility scooter that can go ‘off road’ is opening up the coast and countryside around Woolacombe to people who have difficulty walking.
The scooter, known as a Tramper, is available for hire from Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre from where people can currently enjoy a route through the sand dunes giving stunning views across the beach to Morte Point and Baggy Point, or use it to gain access on to the beach as far as Mill Rock. The hire facility becomes the latest of nearly 40 outdoor sites in the award-winning Countryside Mobility scheme which helps those with limited mobility to access the countryside and is operated by the charity, Living Options Devon.
Those wishing to hire the Tramper can join the Countryside Mobility scheme at Woolacombe TIC for either £2.50 for a two week ‘taster’ membership, or £10 for an annual membership. Donations are welcomed at a suggested £2.50 per hour to help fund the scheme. Booking is strongly recommended, and full training will be given to the user prior to taking the Tramper out. Contact Woolacombe TIC on 01271 870553. Available to hire all year.
The provision of an all-terrain scooter is the latest initiative between the National Trust and Woolacombe & Mortehoe Tourist Information Centre, who work in close partnership with each other.