National Park helps improve accessibility for visitors
Two brand new specially designed off-road mobility scooters and now available at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park as part of a fleet that has been unveiled at popular sites in the South Downs.
The four-wheeled scooters, which will be available to hire, can cover all types of terrain and will help people with restricted mobility to make the most of the beautiful landscape and views.
To coincide with Disabled Access Day on 16 March, the two scooters arrived at the Country Park as part of an ‘Access for all’ project funded by a grant from Government to help more people access the National Park.
Members of Hampshire RoamAbility tried out the new scooters and were delighted that they would now enable disabled people to get out in the countryside and enjoy the country park with their families and friends.
People using these specialist scooters can now access a number of tracker-friendly trails that wind through woodland and downland. And there are also plans at QECP to install a Changing Places toilet alongside accessible changing facilities later the year to help even more visitors enjoy the day-to-day activities that many people take for granted.
The new vehicles can be used by those who have difficulty walking because of a mobility impairment and more information about how to hire either the Duke of Burgundy or Red Kite tramper is available from the QECP Visitor Centre on 02392 595040 or by emailing email@example.com