Brockmobile electric bus copyright LDNPA

Wheelchair and scooter hire

We aim to make your visit enjoyable, whatever your needs. Several Information Centres have facilities available to help you get around:


A manual wheelchair can be hired from Bowness Bay Information Centre.

Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre (opens in new window) provides:

  • free use of electric wheelchairs for use in the gardens
  • Free use of wheelchairs to use indoors
  • The 'Brockmobile' electric people carriers to transport people from the jetty and car park to the Visitor Centre

How to book

There's no booking charge but we do ask for proof of identification for security reasons - either a credit card, driver's licence or copy of a household bill.

Mobility Scooters

Transportable mobility scooters can be hired for use whilst on holiday in the National Park. Because of insurance issues unfortunately they can't be hired on a hourly or daily basis. Please contact them directly for more details:

  • Kendal Shopmobility, Level 3, Westmorland Shopping Centre Car Park, Blackhall Road, Kendal, LA9 4LR. 01539 740933
  • Penrith Shopmobility, Sandgate, Penrith, CA11 7TP, 01768 895438 - more details at Shop Mobility UK (opens in new window)

Wheelchair-friendly boat available to hire

'Wheely' electric wheelchair accessible boat available. Specifically adapted with moveable ramp to accommodate up to six wheelchair users. Top speed of six mph. Perfect for wheelchair anglers. Check out photos of 'Wheely' boat launch party photo album (opens in new window) and find out more in our Coniston Boating Centre section.

Want even more visitor information?

Cumbria Tourism logo - click to go to their website in a new window

Visit Golakes (opens in new window), the official website of the tourist board for The Lake District and Cumbria. Browse and book accommodation and attractions online and see what's on in the area.