Longleat Forest has a hilly terrain which can be negotiated using the free Land Train or Mobility Bus Service.
Locomotives pulling three carriages capable of carrying 60 guests in total, circuit the village on a 20-minute service.
The service starts at 7pm on arrival days (Monday and Friday), but runs from 8am through 11pm every other day.
The last carriage on each train is wheelchair accessible via the use of a hydraulic lift. The driver will be happy to help wheelchair users access the train via the lift. The lift can accept wheelchairs up to 800mm wide. Mobility Scooters cannot be taken on the Land Train.
The carriages have an access height of 400mm, with a door width of 400mm. Depending on the position of the seating of the carriage, there may be a wheel well to negotiate when accessing the carriage.
The driver holds a small step should you be unable to manage the full 400mm access height and will assist where necessary.
Land Train stops are wheelchair accessible and are positioned on a level road surface, with a small shelter and seating.
The Mobility Service is available 24hrs, every day by contacting Security on 8321. The service can be used to collect a wheelchair user and one carer/family member from your accommodation and drive you to your activity or restaurant booking at any location on the village.
Wheelchair widths of up to 800mm can be accepted on the Mobility vehicle and must be able to be secured to prevent movement whilst the vehicle is in motion. Wheelchairs will be secured by use of the Unwin four-point combined webbing tie down system with three point seatbelt restraint, using a floor track securing arrangement.
A rear mounted passenger lift allows wheelchair access to the vehicle and will be operated by your Mobility Service driver.
Side access is available for access by using the automated side step which will deploy when the door is opened.
Please note: We will be unable to convey wheelchair guests where the wheelchair cannot be secured effectively. Similarly, Mobility Scooters cannot be carried in the mobility vehicle.
This service is popular, so to avoid disappointment, please book expected requirements as soon as possible.