The Forest is a recognised centre for walking and biking and is well served by trails and other surfaced access. For people with physical disability, poor health, sensory impairment or some other inhibiting condition there may be a need for some powered assistance, specialised interpretation or other appropriate media to enable them to enjoy the benefits that others take for granted.
Walking with Wheels provides all-terrain electric wheelchairs, called Trampers, for hire at just £2.50 an hour from The Speech House and from Forest Holidays, Christchurch.
Specialised information and other support (including the Hidden Heritage App) is available to enable those who might otherwise find it difficult to enjoy the beauty and heritage of the Forest.
Trampers can booked by contacting the sites:
The Speech House 01594 822607
Forest Holidays 01594 837165
Watch this short video to see the Tramper in action:
The project will provide two Trampers for hire, which can be used on four selected accessible routes.
As a result of this project people with physical disabilities are able to access forest trails, activities, heritage and places previously inaccessible, improving their quality of life.
Walking with Wheels rely on volunteers to give users the best possible experience. If you are interested in accompanying someone on one of the routes please get in touch. Full training and support will be provided.
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