Walking with Wheels

The Forest of Dean is a recognised centre for walking and biking to enjoy the heritage and natural environment and is well served by trails and other surfaced access. However, for those with physical disability or poor health who require some powered assistance to enjoy the benefits that most people take for granted there is currently limited provision. This project will provide opportunities for those who are otherwise unable to use conventional wheelchairs or similar to access the Forest of Dean. By providing all-terrain electric wheelchairs (called Trampers) for hire, at affordable rates, along with guides or other support, those otherwise disadvantaged will be enabled to enjoy the Forest.

How to Get Involved:


  • Help to get the Trampers ready for use
  • Be a walking, cycling or wheelchair guide for users 
  • Help with bookings and administration

If you would like to get involved in this project, please contact

Forest Voluntary Action Forum tel:  01594 822073  email: forestersforest@fvaf.org.uk

Before November 2016 this project will:

  • Undertake market research
  • Build partnerships
  • Assess and seek planning permission if required

Between 2017 - 2022 the project will:

  • Set up an operational base for Walking with Wheels
  • Recruit volunteers, undertake training and develop all appropriate operating and other systems
  • Initiate marketing activity and commence Tramper hiring

Project lead:

Tim Fretter   tel: 01594 822073 email: contact@fvaf.org.uk


Walking with Wheels