Each of the following links lead to a BFA assessment of the reserve by BFA members and others, using the BFA form. ALL types of mobility problem are assumed so there are details of path surfaces, gradients and distances as well as benches and hide details.
The Sanctuary Bird and Wildlife Reserve (Derby City Council)
Derbyshire Mobility Scooter Provision
The following sites have mobility scooters for hire… it is ALWAYS wise to enquire in advance to ensure one is available:
Carsington Water RSPB reserve (DE6 1ST).10 am to 6 pm in summer, and 10 am to 5 pm in winter. Owned and managed by Severn Trent Water, Carsington Water is a large reservoir. It boasts a range of wildlife habitats from ancient hedgerows, species-rich wildflower meadows and native woodlands, to pond and scrapes, reed beds and carefully-managed islands.Since its construction, there have been over 215 bird species over 30 mammal species recorded. There are car-parking charges. Contact 01629 540969 they have 2 Trampers available.
Elvaston Castle Country Park Derbyshire County Council
Elvaston Castle and Country Park , Borrowash Road (A6120), Elvaston, Derby, Derbyshire DE72 3EP. The Gothic Revival castle and surrounding parkland is run and owned by Derbyshire County Council as a country park. Its open 9am to 5pm from October to March and 9am to 8pm from April to September. They have 2 Trampers and contact 01629 533870 or EMail
There are a number of places in the Peak District where you can hire and use a mobility scooter.
Hayfield High Peak (SK22 2ES) have 1 Tramper for hire contact 01663 746222
High Peak Junction nestled in the Derwent Valley (DE4 5HN), was the hub of transport activity and is now a true haven of heritage and wildlife. It’s literally the junction of the Cromford Canal and the High Peak Trail. they have 1 Tramper and contact number 01629 823204
Middleton Top Countryside Centre (DE4 4LS) is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth. They have 1 Tramper for hire contact details 01629 823204
Parsley Hay (SK17 0DG) is a small visitor centre just off the A515 south of Buxton. Easy access to the High Peak and Tissington Trails is available from Parsley Hay. Both trails run along former railway lines which used to cross the high ground in the Peak District. A Tramper is available from the cycle hire facility within the visitor centre. Telephone contact for Tramper hire 01298 84493 or 01629 816513. 1 Tramper available.
The Upper Derwent Valley (S33 0AQ) contains three large man-made reservoirs. The Fairholmes visitor centre is close to the dam for the Derwent Reservoir. Two Trampers are available from the cycle hire facility at the visitor centre. There are various trails up and down the valley from there. Telephone contacts, general enquiries 01433 650953, Tramper hire 01433 651261. 2 Trampers available.
Rosliston Forestry Centre (DE12 8JX) is a hidden gem in the heart of The National Forest in South Derbyshire offering lots of quiet walks and they have 1 Tramper for hire contact 01283 563483
Shipley Country Park is near Derby and Nottingham (DE75 7GX) and offers 700 acres of attractive and varied landscape. Entry is free but a pay-and-display parking charge applies in our main car parks at the visitor centre and next to Mapperley Reservoir – The car park on Shipley Hill is for Blue Badge holders only. A free ‘Guide to Shipley Country Park’ leaflet is available at the visitor centre, and information panels can be found on each car park. They have 3 Trampers for hire and contact details 01773 719961
Tapton Lock Derbyshire County Council
Tapton Lock Visitor Centre (S41 7JB) is the only visitor centre on the Chesterfield Canal, a countryside oasis close to the centre of Chesterfield. They are open every day (except Christmas Day) between 10am and 4pm, but close for lunch between 1pm and 1.45pm on Monday to Friday. The visitor centre, its gardens and its facilities are fully accessible. They have 1 Tramper for hire and contact 01246 551035