Tramper Trek country walks available in Bowland

A previous Tramper trek above New Laund Farm (s).

A previous Tramper trek above New Laund Farm (s).

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Disabled and less-mobile people needn’t be denied the beauty of Bowland, thanks to a fleet of all-terrain buggies called Trampers.

The vehicles will be available for “Tramper Trek” country walks on Monday and Tuesday, August 5th and 6th, from New Laund Farm, Whitewell, hosted by John Alpe and supported by Lancashire County Council staff.

A Tramper is a four-wheel-drive electric buggy which can be used off road and even on rough ground, mud and grass.

It enables people who have difficulty walking, who are less able or disabled, to experience the countryside and accompany friends and family when out walking.

The route is classified as Disabled Ramblers Category 3 to 4 and will take in the land around New Laund and Dinkling Green Farms.

New “Laund” (meaning deer reserve) Farm dates from the 1600s. It comprises about 1,000 acres and is stocked with 1,000 breeding sheep for lamb and meat production from three main upland breeds; Swaledale, Mule and Lonk, together with mixed dairy, beef and young stock cattle.

Each trek day will be split into a morning and afternoon session, with the same route being repeated each time.

Tea and biscuits will be provided by New Laund Farm and visitors are advised to come dressed for the weather with warm, waterproof clothing or sun hat, sun screen and a drink.

Visitors who have previously been through the LCC Tramper induction should bring their Tramper registration card. For newcomers, guidance will be provided on the day.

Family members and friends are welcome to accompany Tramper users on the walks.

Six Tramper places will be available at each session and will need to be booked in advance by calling New Laund Farm on 01200 448246, For more information contact the Bowland AONB office on 01200 448000 or email sandra.silk@lancashire.gov.uk