Disabled can off–road in the Peaks


Disabled people will have freedom to roam the Peak District like never before thanks to new technology.

Hoe Grange Holidays, near Brassington, has become the first holiday provider in the country to offer guests a Boma 7 off–road wheelchair.

The multi–award winning business has the all-terrain wheelchair for hire, giving disabled visitors a chance to experience the national park like never before.

David Brown, who runs Hoe Grange with his wife Felicity, said “The Boma 7 is great fun and whilst designed for the full time wheelchair user, it is equally suitable for those who just need a helping hand up the hills.”

Hoe Grange Holidays was able to get the wheelchair thanks to grant funding through LEADER in the Peak District Rural Action Zone, part of the Rural Development Programme for England.

Not only is the Boma 7 available to guests, it can also be hired by local people to get around the beautiful countryside with ease.

David and Felicity are interested in hearing from local disabled groups who might like to make use of the new equipment.

They are also keen to talk to any potential partner businesses, whose customers may benefit from using it.

The Boma 7 can be delivered to an address or collected from Hoe Grange, alternatively it can be delivered to a meeting point at the beginning of an excursion.

For more information please contact David or Felicity on 01629 540262 or visit www.hoegrangeholidays.co.uk/accessibility.

n To view a video of the Boma 7 in action, visit www.matlockmercury.co.uk