A new mobility scooter is available for people to explore Wandlebury Country Park. The scooter is available free for anyone who wants to enjoy the park but might need some help to do so.

The Country Park is owned and cared for by local charity Cambridge Past, Present & Future, their Chief Executive, James Littlewood, is delighted “The electric scooter is designed for use on unsurfaced paths, so it is perfect for exploring the miles of beautiful trails, meadows and woodlands at Wandlebury. We would never have the funds to build surfaced paths around such a large park, but this scooter makes it possible for anyone who wants to enjoy the park to do so. It is free to hire but will need to be booked in advance.”

James goes on to say, “Many visitors come to Wandlebury as extended families and sometimes the ability to explore can be limited by one of the family members, so we hope that the scooter will not only help those who use it, but also enable their friends, family, or carers to enjoy more of the park as well. We have worked hard to make it available in time for the autumn leaves, which are always a spectacle at Wandlebury.”

Clare Blatherwick, a local resident, has been helping to get it ready for use, “I had a test drive and think it will be a real boon for those like me, who are unable to walk any distance but would like to explore Wandlebury. It is a great machine, easy to operate, comfortable, safe and robust. Off the paths it can be a bit bumpy but with care it should take you wherever you want to go.”

The purchase of the scooter has been made possible thanks to a generous donation and a grant from the CLA Charitable Trust. The ongoing maintenance and running costs will be met by support from the charity’s members and donors.

The scooter is available for use by calling 01223 243830 and more information about the scooter can be found by clicking here.