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How to Hire a Tramper - It's as Easy as 1 - 2 - 3

1. Choose Where You'd Like to Go and Book Your Tramper

We've got around 50 beautiful locations around South West England to choose from. You'll find a map and downloadable list by clicking here

As many of our partner locations are still having to adapt their service to accommodate Covid precautions, review our site by site list which provides the current status, availability and contact details for booking. You can download the list - which is regularly updated - on this page

Please note that Tramper bookings can only be done direct with the hire location. 

2. Arrive at the Location and Become a Countryside Mobility Member

We have trained staff and volunteers at our partner hire locations to make sure you are safe and confident before setting out. 

You'll complete some paperwork (either before, or on, arrival) and receive introductory training for using the Tramper safely.

On completion of this you'll become a member of Countryside Mobility with access to Trampers across the full hire network. Choose either:

  • Taster (2 week) Membership - £2.50; or

  • Annual Membership - £10

It is helpful to read through the Health & Medical information and Terms of Use before going to use a Tramper. This page also has a quick video introduction to the Tramper

Please note that because it is essential that you can physically demonstrate safe use of the Tramper, it is only possible to become a Countryside Mobility member at a hire location. You cannot become a member online or by phoning Countryside Mobility.  

Having a Membership system makes it much quicker when you come to hire a Tramper again as we have already covered a lot of the safety and administration. 

3. Start Exploring!

At each of our hire locations we have carried out professional access audits to establish where it is safe (and fun) for someone hiring a Tramper to go. The member of staff or volunteer will provide you with a map and guidance. 

You can then use your membership to visit all our hire locations in the South West (and those of our partner organisations in the Lake District and North Yorkshire Moors). Gardens, coasts, forests, lakes, hilltops, heritage, countryside, parks - you'll be spoilt for choice.

Please note that admission and parking fees (where relevant) still apply and that some hire locations charge a Tramper hire fee (never be more than £2.50 per hour) to help cover some of the cost of the Tramper hire service. 

Already a Countryside Mobility member?

1. Book Ahead - As most of our partner hire locations only have one Tramper we recommend you always book ahead by contacting the location directly. See section 1 above for links to the relevant information. 

2. Don't forget to take proof of your membership with you on the day - This will either be the paper given to you when you first became a member or, if you have become an Annual Member, we will provide you with a membership card (we aim to get this to you within a month of when you become a member (depending on how quickly we receive the Membership form from the partner hire location). 

3. Receive a Refresher - You should always be offered a refresher of how the Tramper works. Although this is optional we would always recommend that you take this up so that you feel safe and confident before heading out.