On 25th September The Speech House Hotel was the venue for the Walking with Wheels mobility scooter ‘Tramper’ new service launch!
This event was attended by more than 30 people to see ‘Belle’ the new Tramper officially launched, marked with the ‘ribbon cutting’ by local sports personality and Gold medal winning Paralympian Andy Lewis and Nicola Bird, of KW Bell who are Belle’s sponsor with Emma Bosticco the lucky demo rider! (All pictured above.)
This demo session provided the opportunity for people to have a go on, and to find out more about, this all-terrain Tramper within the grounds of The Speech House. This new Tramper route located in the heart of the Forest starts at The Speech House Hotel and enables you to explore the Cyril Hart Arboretum, Speech House Lake, the New Fancy Geo Map and Mallards Pike Lake.
Commenting on the event, Vicky Morgan, Walking with Wheels Project Worker with Forest Voluntary Action Forum said:
“The Walking with Wheels project provides all-terrain mobility scooters (Trampers) for hire in the Forest of Dean, allowing access for people with limited mobility to forest routes including from forest Holidays to Symonds Yat. We are delighted to be expanding the service further today to include these new routes from The Speech House Hotel.
We know that our service can be life-changing, enabling people with limited mobility to access the beautiful forest.”
The first booking was made on the day of the launch, getting this new service off to a great start!
There is also a Tramper available to hire from Forest Holidays, allowing you to access woodland trails and the stunning viewpoint at the top of Symonds Yat Rock.
How to make a booking:
To hire a Tramper at one of these two stunning hire centres in the Forest of Dean contact the centre direct:
You might be surprised what you find!
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