National Trust Fyne Court becomes more accessible with all-terrain mobility scooter available to hire.

11 Sep 2019

National Trust Press Release
Issued on 11 September 2019

Works, which will also help those with pushchairs, included creating a bridge structure to go over a step which sits behind the boathouse.
An all-terrain mobility scooter, known as a Tramper, is to be introduced for hire from the end of September through a partnership with two initiatives of disability charity, Living Options Devon. Their Heritage Ability project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, has provided the Tramper while it will operate under the Countryside Mobility hire scheme whose aim is to make visiting the countryside more accessible.
Neil Warren, Countryside Mobility Project Manager said: “Each year more people hire Trampers to gain access to the South West’s beauty spots and their number one request is for more locations to explore. Fyne Court is such a tranquil and beautiful place to visit and so we’re delighted to work in partnership with the National Trust to add it to our growing network of hire locations”. 
Lis Ford, Senior Visitor Experience Officer for the National Trust said: ‘We’re pleased to be able to support an offer that is now accessible to many more visitors. Our aim is to ensure we can welcome everyone to enjoy the property which is full of history and wildlife.’
Tramper hire is free of charge, while the membership of Countryside Mobility (either £2.50 for 2 weeks or £10 for a year) gives access to their Trampers at nearly 50 locations around the South West.
Fyne Court, which was home to the Crosse family for over 300 years, is nestled is the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is approximately 6 miles north of Taunton, Somerset.
Advance booking of the Tramper is strongly recommended by calling Fyne Court on 01823 451587.
For more information please contact:
Lis Ford Senior Visitor Experience Officer, 01823 452192
Katie O’Neil National Trust SW Press Office,
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