The Speech House offers for hire an all-terrain electric mobility scooter, called a Tramper, to help people with limited mobility access the outdoors and explore the Forest of Dean. It has a restricted speed of 4mph which is ideal to accompany walkers and children on bikes.
The Tramper can be hired by guests (bookable in advance) and is not restricted to Blue Badge holders. The scheme is open to anyone who has difficulty walking due to a temporary or permanent mobility impairment.
The Tramper Routes
From the hotel with the Tramper you can access the Cyril Hart Arboretum, Speech House Lake, the Geomap at New Fancy, and Mallard’s Pike Lake – once voted the best picnic spot in the South West. There are many safe forest tracks to explore, straight from the hotel.
How much does it cost?
Tramper hire works out at £2.50 per hour or £10 for half a day. To hire a Tramper, first time users will need to join Countryside Mobility costing £2.50 for a two-week taster or £10 for annual membership.
Please note that all new users will need to undertake ‘Tramper training’ before their first hire. This is designed to make sure you have the skills and confidence to safely operate a Tramper. You will be given a 5-10 minute training session on how to use the mobility scooter safely.
To Hire a Tramper
Please contact reception to check availability and to book.