‘Tramper-round’ at Lydford Gorge

Tramper at W'fallIn the next few days people with mobility difficulties will have the freedom for the first time to access the famous White Lady Waterfall at Lydford Gorge. The new access opportunity results from the leasing by the trust of a ‘Tramper’ all terrain mobility scooter, through a  partnership with lottery funded Countryside Mobility South West

As any visitor to Lydford Gorge will confirm, the terrain can be very challenging due to the sheer depth and nature of the gorge.  Therefore traditionally those with mobility issues have been limited to accessing the railway path and bird hide from the Waterfall entrance (beautiful though it is!). 

Access to the bird hide via the railway path is also much easier with the Tramper and reccommended by trust staff as an easy level route for the novice user. The Tramper routes are fully signed.   

The tramper is an electric vehicle which can provide comfortable and safe transport  and deal easily with the otherwise arduous nature of the Waterfall route at speeds of up to 4 mph.

To use a tramper to visit the White Lady and see the beautiful wildflowers which are in bloom you need to be a registered user with CMSW. However if you are not yet a user you can register and recieve training at Lydford Gorge. To book a Tramper please telephone 01822 820320 or email lydford.gorge@nationaltrust.org.uk 

Trampers are also available at other National Trust properties including  Parke, Saltram and Buckland Abbey. 

For more information on the countryside mobility scheme please go to info@countrysidemobility.org

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