Anyone wishing to use a Tramper must become a member of the scheme in order to be covered by our insurance and once you have become a member you will be able to use all of our Trampers across the South West!
Who can become a member and use a Tramper?
Anyone over the age of 14 who has a permanent or temporary physical disability, or a condition that affects walking ability can become a member.
Please note that for safety and insurance reasons some medical conditions or health issues mean that unfortunately not everyone will be able to join the scheme. Please click HERE to read the Medical and Health Information and Terms and Conditions of use.
What types of membership are available?
There are two types of membership available:
Annual Membership costs £10.00 and is valid for 12 months.
Temporary Membership costs £2.50 and is valid for 4 weeks. Temporary membership is ideal if you are just visiting the South West or if you just want to try a Tramper but it can also be upgraded to Annual Membership after your initial visit.
How to become a Countryside Mobility Member!
1. Read the Countryside Mobility Medical and Health Information and Terms and Conditions of use by clicking HERE and carefully check that the scheme and equipment are suitable for you - you are the best judge of your own ability.
2. Contact your chosen site to book your first time ‘Tramper Training’ – this will last a maximum of 15 minutes and is a short familiarisation session to make sure all the Trampers functions and controls are understood.
3. Attend your chosen site and ensure you take the following identification:
Photo ID (Photo driving licence, Blue Badge, bus pass, passport).
Proof of address (Utility bill, bank statement, credit card bill, council tax bill)
The appropriate membership fee (any cheques made payable to ‘Living Options Devon’)
A passport sized photo (If you wish to become an Annual Member - don’t worry if you forget your photo you can send this to us after)
4. After your training site staff will get you to complete and sign a Membership Application Form. You will keep a copy of this form to use as proof of Temporary Membership when visiting other sites and a copy will be sent to us. If you have applied to become an annual member then we will send you annual photo card as soon as we can. Please click HERE for a SAMPLE copy of the application form that will be completed on site.
Please note: If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must provide photo ID and accompany you for the Tramper Training and at each site visit.
How much does it cost to hire a Tramper once you are a member?
Tramper hire charges vary.
Some sites do not charge an hourly hire fee but will ask for a donation. At sites where there is an entry fee there will often be no hire charge as you have already paid to go in. At smaller independently run sites (e.g. cycle hire) you will be charged a standard rate of approximately £2.50 per hour.
What happens once I have completed my Tramper Training?
Site staff will issue you with a copy of your Membership form and you can begin using the Tramper immediately!
If you join as an Annual Member you will be sent a Welcome Pack and your photo membership card which can be used at all of our Tramper sites.
If you join as a Temporary Member you will be sent a Temporary Member Welcome Pack and an ‘upgrade’ form should you wish to become an Annual Member within six weeks of doing the training.
Health and Safety
All of our sites have been thoroughly checked to make sure they are safe for you to use with a Tramper. You will be given safety information by site staff and a map showing the safe routes you can use when you arrive at each site.