Cockington Country Park has a small network of accessible paths.
There are four waymarked walking routes, however; only the orange Estate Walk is suitable for all-terrain mobility buggies (trampers).
There are three possible routes from the village to the Country Park:
Alternatively, it is possible to drive to the rear of Cockington Court, from where the main part of the park is accessible by hard-surface paths (generally flat and level paths with a few short, moderate slopes). The craft units are located very close to the Court.
For more information on access in and around Cockington Court and the craft studios please visit http://www.cockingtoncourt.org/contact-and-find-us
A Tramper is an electric all-terrain mobility scooter designed specifically to cover rough ground, mud and grass safely. They can handle steep slopes and bumpy terrain with ease. Supplied by Heritage Ability, a Heritage Lottery funded project to make heritage sites more accessible, Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust is able to offer one tramper for hire and use within Cockington Country Park.
In order to hire the tramper you must be a member of the Countryside Mobility Scheme, which costs £10 for the year (or £2.50 for a two week taster membership). You can become a member at the time of hiring the tramper, (please allow additional time for this). Membership of the scheme allows access to nearly 40 Countryside Mobility sites around South West England. For more information on the Countryside Mobility Scheme and details of where the scheme operates please visit http://www.countrysidemobility.org/frequently-asked-questions
Tramper use is limited according to the opening times of the VC as follows:
It is also possible to hire the tramper for the whole day.
Training is provided on how to use a Tramper lasting approximately 15 minutes for new users.
The tramper costs £2.50 per hour to hire (a security deposit of car keys or driving licence will be required). All proceeds go to the Cockington Green Heart Appeal to help improve the park for everyone.
Booking is essential. Please call the Cockington Visitor Centre on 01803 605639 or email [email protected] It is also possible to book in person at the Visitor Centre (Cockington Village, Paignton, TQ2 6XA).
Please note: You must be minimum 14 years old to hire the tramper. You must be accompanied by someone who is able to walk the route unaided. You should bring a working mobile phone with you for your safety in case of problems.
Download a copy of the Tramper route map and information HERE
We have information about the history and stories behind the site and a map in Large Print.
The Large Print has been created by the Heritage Ability scheme, which is making heritage more accessible for disabled people and Deaf people. It has created in association with Wesc Foundation and reviewed by users for users.
To find out more about Heritage Ability, visit www.heritageability.org
There are two designated disabled parking spaces in the village centre car park.
Additional blue badge parking is available behind Cockington Court. There are four spaces available and these are currently free of charge.
The remaining two car parks, Higher Lodge and Cycle Hub, are situated further from the village and Court and do not have designated disabled parking bays.
Please take care to read the conditions of parking within your chosen car park.
Keep checking back to find out more about our plans for improving accessibility in the Country Park.