The Lake District is a spectacular setting for a short break away or a long stay with all the family, but Tarn Hows is particularly magnificent, especially in the autumn months with the eye-opening colours on display.

Known for the vast array of pine, spruce and larch trees which were once sold to Beatrix Potter, the site is steeped in nature and history. Today, thanks to the National Trust, everyone and anyone can visit Tarn Hows as disabled and reduced mobility individuals can take advantage of the free four-wheeled Tramper buggies for rental. What’s more, the buggies are completely versatile and silent, meaning the possibility of coming across wild deer or bird of prey is even greater than if you are visiting on foot.

The buggies are a perfect way for mobility scooter users to leave their own in the car with the knowledge that they are in the safe hands of the National Trust.

The National Trust say: “It’s part of our commitment to make more of our beautiful places accessible to those who are less physically able. The Tramper was made possible with generous funding from Go Lakes and Alan and Pat Parfett.

We really hope that many of you who might otherwise miss the chance to see beautiful Tarn Hows fully will come and enjoy it.”

If you are considering a trip to the beautiful landscape that is Tarn Hows, then the National Trust advise you to pre-book a timeslot by calling their office, allow 48 hours when booking and take note that the buggy may not be available in poor weather conditions.

They add: “The Tramper is an all-terrain mobility scooter available for use on the circular track round the tarn and is suitable for those who can use handlebar steering and controls (a short introductory session will be given before use).”

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