In the Forest of Bowland AONB we want to enable access to the countryside for everyone; access for people with wheelchairs, pushchairs, limited mobility, or simply for those whose legs aren't as young as they used to be. All the family can experience the unspoiled beauty of the area along trails with fantastic views, wildlife rich hedgerows and through tranquil woodlands and parklands.
Follow this link for a location map and a series of Tramper Trails to download. The Tramper Trails have been graded using the Disabled Ramblers 1 to 5 categories. These vary in distance and terrain, providing a range of experiences to suit those seeking a simple ride to those looking for something more challenging.
Trampers - the Tramper is a specially designed, all-terrain electric buggy, which can be used off road and even on rough ground, mud and grass. It enables people who have difficulty walking, who are less able or who may be disabled to experience the countryside; and to accompany friends and family when out walking.
It is strongly advised that you refer to the page on walking safely before undertaking a ramble. This page highlights safety information and the Countryside Code and also provides further information about sustainable tourism and how you can make your contribution towards keeping the Forest of Bowland special!
When you use a Tramper for the first time you will be given an induction in how to use the vehicle.
Although there is no set charge for hiring a Tramper, a donation is requested for the maintenance and upkeep of the vehicles.
Hiring a Tramper at a Country Park
Trampers are now only available to hire at at Wyre Estuary Country Park, for further information visit: https://www.wyre.gov.uk/walking-wyre/tramper-trails/1
Champion Bowland Tramper
There is one Tramper at Gisburn Forest, which can be booked in advance by contacting the Hub café on 01200 446387 or by emailing email@example.com
You can download the easy access trail here - 'Birch Hills Trail', and if you have a smartphone be sure to download the Outdoor Active version before visiting.
Bowland Wild Boar Park Tramper
A Tramper available to access the various trails at the Wild Boar Park. Entry fees apply. Telephone 01995 61075. It is advisable to book beforehand.
For further information visit: www.wildboarpark.co.uk/disabled-access/
Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens
Tramper available on-site and for use on the trail around the farm. Entry fees apply. Telephone 01995 602643.