The Langdale Estate in the Lake District is making its grounds and surrounding countryside more accessible for guests to attract more businesses wanting to run retreats, conferences and networking events.
The estate, which welcomes over 42,000 guests each year, is home to Brimstone Hotel, Langdale Hotel and 100 timeshare lodges.
It recently teamed up with Lake District Mobility – a local charity working to make outdoor trails in the Lake District accessible to people with disabilities or limited mobility – to offer Tramper scooters for guests to hire.
Trampers are electric all-terrain scooters that have been designed specifically to cover rough ground, mud and grass safely and enable guests with mobility difficulties to access local walks and landscapes without the need for a car.
The estate has also partnered with two Cumbrian artisan businesses to create bespoke wheelchairs for guests. It joined forces with Herdwick fabric company Cable & Blake and cabinet maker Cat’s Paw to customise the wheelchairs.
Nick Lancaster, managing director of Langdale Estate, said: “We want every element of the experience we offer for guests to be special and this obviously extends to accessibility of the estate.”