Seaton Wetlands marks Disabled Access Day

The tramper mobility scooter

The tramper mobility scooter - Credit: Archant

The chance to use an off-road mobility tramper to visit the stunning nature reserve

To mark Disabled Access Day on Saturday (March 12) Seaton Wetlands and the East Devon District Council countryside team are inviting people to use the off-road mobility tramper to explore the nature reserve.

It is part of a nationwide event encouraging disabled people to visit somewhere with friends and family that they have never been to before.

Seaton Wetlands are made up of three local nature reserves - Seaton Marshes, Black Hole Marsh and Colyford Common. There is also an area known as Stafford Marsh, where people will find the discovery hut and hide, pond shelter, classroom, toilet facilities and wildlife garden. Seaton Wetlands hosts an abundance of wildlife and is enjoyed by families, walkers, bird-watchers and tourists alike.

Access to the nature reserve is tarmaced and the majority of bird hides are accessible via the mobility tramper available to hire from the discovery hut.

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Volunteers in the discovery hut are available to assist members of the public interested in hiring the mobility tramper and there are also a number of volunteers who have been trained to guide visitors with a visual impairment around the Wetlands.

Cllr Iain Chubb, East Devon District Council’s Countryside portfolio holder, said: “It is so important that our sites are accessible and enjoyed by as many people as possible.

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“Disabled Access Day is a fantastic way of encouraging members of the public to explore new places and use the facilities offered at sites such as the Seaton Wetlands.”

In order to hire the mobility tramper users must be registered with South West Mobility and you can do this via their website or on the day of hire at Seaton Wetlands.

For more information on both of these services and to arrange a visit, please contact the countryside team in advance: email, or call, 01395 517557.

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