Mobility Vehicles

Our Tramper Vehicles

Due to the topography of the Garden there are steep sections, steps to some paths and water drainage bumps, making manual wheelchair use difficult.

If you have any access needs, including using your own mobility scooter, please call us on 01326 252200 before booking.

Our Tramper vehicles are back in action!

Slots start at 9:15am only, as the Tramper route initially goes against the one-way system. In effect, the garden is exclusively yours for the first half an hour of your visit, allowing you enough time to get to the beach without rushing. You can then access the rest of the garden throughout the day. These vehicles cannot access the visitor centre, therefore please bring any other walking aides that you might require.

Trampers are available to book by calling the office on 01326 252200 or emailing [email protected].

Bringing Your Own Vehicle

If you intend to use your own vehicle, please consider if it is suitable for steep hill use and able to operate on uneven surfaces.

Please see the notes below to inform your decision:

  • Your vehicle needs an approximate clearance of at least 125 mm or 5 inches to get over the gravel bumps

  • You will need a fully charged battery

  • All paths are compacted gravel with loose chippings, and some have a new resin surface - please note that some areas are steep

  • All vehicles MUST stay on the designated routes given to you by our entrance staff

  • Please note – DO NOT drive on the shingle or sand whilst accessing the beach area. Please keep to the large concrete area

  • The accessible route is NOT on the Children’s Trail routes

  • Footpaths vary in width, but most are about 1m (3 feet) wide

  • There are many benches throughout the garden

  • Please be aware, when travelling up hills weight will transfer to the back of the vehicle, so please avoid heavy items being stored on the back i.e. bags