To help visitors with access needs explore Ferry Meadows, we offer a mobility scooter hire service from the Visitor Centre & Gift Shop in Ferry Meadows, free of charge (donations welcome). In addition to our three mobility scooters, we also have two new Mountain Trike all-terrain wheelchairs available to hire. To find out more about the Mountain Trikes please see below.

Step by step guide to borrowing a Mountain Trike or mobility scooter:

  • It is advisable to book a time slot in advance to ensure that your chosen Mountain Trike or mobility scooter is available for when you want to use it. Please call Visitor Services on 01733 234193 or email [email protected] to reserve your chosen date and time.
  • Visitors can use a Mountain Trike or mobility scooter for up to 2 hours from 9.15am - 5.30pm every day April – October and 9.15am – 4:00pm every day except Christmas Day November – March.
  • Come to the Visitor Centre in Ferry Meadows and show your ID to borrow a Mountain Trike.
  • Our friendly Visitor Centre staff will get your Mountain Trike or mobility scooter ready for you. If it is your first time using one, you will be given a full induction on how to operate the vehicle. 
  • For the self-propelled Mountain Trike please be aware that the steering and braking is right hand controlled and that it is advisable to wear a bicycle helmet. Please bring your own.
  • When you have finished with your Mountain Trike or mobility scooter, please return it to the Visitor Centre and come inside and let our staff know.
  • Please make a donation for using this service. The all-terrain wheelchairs have been provided to Ferry Meadows through a generous donation and will sit alongside the extremely popular mobility scooter loan service the Park already offers. This service is made possible through continued donations from users and supporters, alongside other fundraising efforts. Thank you!

Mountain Trikes are all-terrain manual wheelchairs. Visitors can choose between:

  • The Mountain Trike, lever drive all terrain wheelchair which allows the user to independently propel, steer and apply the hydraulic brakes whilst maintaining clean, dry hands
  • The MT Push all terrain attendant wheelchair which has a push handle located behind the rider where the steering and braking takes place by the rider’s buddy. This is suited for riders who aren’t able to self-propel but still want to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family.

Please note that all riders must be able to self-transfer into and out of the trikes and the maximum rider weight is 100kg / 16 stone.