Lancashire County Council Countryside Service Events Programme lists a series of organised walks- some of which are also ‘Tramper Friendly’.
These all-terrain electric buggies are designed specifically to cover rough ground, mud and grass. They are available for use by people with limited mobility, free of charge, on walks marked with the ‘Tramper Friendly’ symbol. Numbers are limited so it is essential to book in advance. If you have not used one before you will be asked to arrive early so that you can learn to use the tramper safely.
The Forest of Bowland - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty web site actively encourages people to enjoy the countryside; especially people with disabilities, people who are less mobile and people with pushchairs. The web site shows a number of trails which have been developed across the Forest of Bowland which are easily accessible for people with walking difficulties and pushchairs as the routes do not include stiles or very steep gradients.
Information about trails, maps and leaflets can be downloaded.
Trampers are available for hire at Bowland Visitor centre at Beacon Fell near Chipping, at Wyre Estuary Country Park, and at Witton Country Park in Blackburn. At these areas you also need to book ahead and have training first. To book a Tramper telephone:
Beacon Fell, Bowland Visitor Centre, 01995 640557
Wyre Estuary Country Park, 01253 863100
Witton Country Park, 01254 680012
Wycoller Country Park, Colne, 01995 640557
Wyresdale Wheels, 01524 791329
There is a further Tramper available from Wyresdale Wheels for All, developed by a group of local businesses in the Scorton area of the Forest of Bowland in partnership with various government funded agencies including the Forest of Bowland AONB. The Wyresdale Wheels Tramper is available to use, free of charge, at any of the businesses in the partnership listed in the Wyresdale Wheels: Access For All leaflet (PDF, 2.3MB). Printed copies of the leaflet are available from Tourist Information Centres.
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