Tramper hire

We work in partnership with the Countryside Mobility Scheme to provide visitors with limited mobility with a way of getting around the Gardens using an all-terrain mobility scooter, known as a Tramper.

Mobility Scooter access map
Mobility Scooter access map

The Tramper is available to hire from the Visitor Centre.  Hire times are Monday to Friday between 9.30 am and 3.00 pm (last booking); and Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 3.00 pm (last booking).

Hire is subject to membership of the Countryside Mobility Scheme (see below) plus a hire charge of £2.50 per session (1 ½ hours). Pre-booking is advisable. To make a booking or to find out more information please email visitorcentreinfo@dartington.org or telephone 01803 847514.

Training is provided on how to use the Tramper along with a map and guidance outlining the designated Tramper routes in the Gardens.

Please note that some routes may be subject to change due to adverse weather conditions, works taking place in the Gardens or special events and any changes to routes will be advised at the time of hire.

Only assistance dogs are allowed in the Dartington Hall Gardens. Elsewhere on the estate, dogs on leads are permitted.

Countryside Mobility Scheme Membership

Users must be a member of the which will also enable them to use Trampers at other partner sites within the South West. The options for membership are:

Countryside Mobility Temporary Membership – £2.50 (valid for 4 weeks)
Countryside Mobility Annual Membership – £10.00

To find out more about the Countryside Mobility Scheme, please telephone 01392 456522 or visit their website: www.countrysidemobility.org.

Watch: About tramper hire at Dartington

With thanks to Countryside Mobility for letting us reproduce the film here.


This scheme, originally made possible thanks to a donation by the Friends of Dartington (now Dartington Members), is now supported by sponsorship from Origins by Cavanna Homes.