Tramper all-terrain mobility scooter

Upton Country Park Tramper

All-terrain Mobility Scooter available to book

Book & collect from the Welcome Centre

Those with reduced mobility can now comfortably explore the Country Park, from the woodland to the shoreline, by booking our Countryside Mobility all-terrain scooter – the Tramper.

The Tramper is offered during Welcome Centre opening hours (subject to trained staff availability) – Monday to Saturday from 10am with a last return time of 4pm. Booking is essential.

What is a Tramper?

A Tramper is an electric all-terrain mobility scooter designed specifically to cover rough ground and grass safely. It can go up and down slopes, over bumps and tree roots, through shallow puddles and across mud and soft ground.

With a top speed of four miles an hour it can keep pace with walking companions.

The scooter is easy to use (so don’t worry if you’ve never used a mobility scooter before), and offers the chance to explore most of the Country Park.

Tramper Bookings

Countryside Mobility members, book a Tramper now. Please bring your membership card on the day. You can book online for a morning or afternoon slot, or both at our dedicated booking page

Not yet a Member? Please keep reading …

Who can use the Tramper?

The Tramper can be used by anyone with reduced mobility and is a member of Countryside Mobility.

If you aren’t a member, don’t worry, you can sign up to the programme at the Country Park when you visit.

Once you have joined and received a short introduction to the Tramper, you will be insured to use Trampers across the Countryside Mobility network of 50+ beauty spots and outdoor attractions around the South West and Wales.

Locally this includes Moors ValleyAvon Heath Country ParkDurlston Country ParkArne Nature Reserve, Hardy’s Birthplace at Thorncombe Woods, Lulworth Cove and National Trust Studland.

Find out more about membership with Countryside Mobility further down this page or follow this link: https://countrysidemobility.org/membership/

Where can I go with the Tramper?

Most of the paths marked on our main Park Map are Tramper accessible. We will advise you and provide a copy of our Tramper map which suggests where you may need to go slowly or areas that may need avoiding after wet weather.

  • An online PDF copy of our Tramper Map is also available to download & save.

There are several gates on site that require a Radar key. If you do not have your own we can loan you one when you collect the Tramper.

If you have your own Tramper or mobility scooter we will be happy to provide our Tramper accessibility maps and advise you on your route.

Tramper Map, accessible paths shown in yellow

Tramper Guidelines & Need to Know

  • You will be asked to read through Countryside Mobility’s medical requirements and terms of use before you take the Tramper out. Save time and check that the Tramper is suitable for you by following the link and reading it through before your visit. There is also a short introductory video to the Tramper that you can watch on the above link too.
  • You must be over 14 years old to use the Tramper and 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.
  • You must carry a working mobile phone whilst using the Tramper in case you get into difficulties.
  • You will be provided with at map and our team will talk you through where the Tramper can and cannot go on site. Please follow these instructions to the best of your ability.
  • You will not be permitted to carry passengers, animals or be in control of a pet on a lead whilst using the Tramper (registered Assistance Dogs permitted).
  • We will not be able to operate the Tramper in heavy rain or weather warning conditions.

Book the Tramper online

Booking is essential

The Tramper will be available Monday to Saturday (subject to trained staff availability) from 10am with a last return time of 4pm.

To avoid disappointment, please book well in advance, and ideally a minimum of three days before your planned visit so that we can ensure a trained member of staff is available for you.

Tramper Bookings

You can book online for a morning or afternoon slot, or both at our dedicated booking page

If you change your plans and no longer require the Tramper please ensure you cancel your booking by contacting the Estate Office so someone else can use your slot.

Problems, queries or cancellations:

During busy periods we may not always be able to answer the phone so please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

After you have booked

For new members

You will need to visit the Welcome Centre to complete your membership form, pay for the membership and a small booking contribution for the service (details below).

You will then be asked to undertake a short training session to make sure you are happy with all the Tramper functions and controls. You will be allowed to have a practice before you set off. When you feel comfortable, you’ll be ready to go! Please allow 30 mins for this process before the start of your booking.

For returning members

Bring your Countryside Mobility membership card to the Welcome Centre, fill in a Tramper booking form, make a small booking contribution payment and you’re ready to go! We will be happy to provide a Tramper refresher if you need some practice before you head off.  

Booking contributions

Once you have joined Countryside Mobility we will ask for a small booking contribution which helps towards the cost of running the Tramper service:

  • £2.50 for a 2-hour booking, and £1 for each additional hour you wish to use the Tramper.
  • If you book for both the morning and afternoon slots, the afternoon will be charged for at £1 per hour.

We will take a card payment before you set off and ask that you return at the agreed time.

Should you wish to extend your booking once you’re out-and-about in the Country Park, please phone us for confirmation of its availability and the additional payment that will be due. We will take the additional payment when you return the Tramper.

Security deposit

You will need to provide a security deposit to be held and logged at the Welcome Centre. This can be photo ID or your car keys for instance, and will be returned to you when the Tramper is returned.

Countryside Mobility Membership

For insurance purposes, you must be a member of Countryside Mobility to book a Tramper.

If you are not already a member, you can sign up at the Upton Country Park Welcome Centre on the day of your visit. Introductory training is a key part of becoming a member and needs to be done in person, so you cannot become a member online.

Your membership confirms that you:

Rather than having to repeat this process each time you book a Tramper, your Countryside Mobility membership card acts like a driving licence, enabling you to book a Tramper at beauty spots and outdoor attractions across not only the Countryside Mobility network in the South West and Wales, but also at Outdoor Mobility locations in the North of England.

There are three membership levels to choose from:

  • Annual membership £15 – valid for 12 months;
  • 2 week ‘Taster’ £5 – valid for 2 weeks. This taster membership is ideal if you are visiting the area or want to book a Tramper at other local sites in the Countryside Mobility network;
  • Single use £3 – valid for the day of your visit.

To register a new membership you will need to bring:

  • 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 – payment can be made by credit/debit card only

If you’re already a Countryside Mobility member please bring your membership card on the day of your booking.

Membership upgrades and renewals can be done in person at the Welcome Centre on the day of your booking, or online by following these links: