ACCESSING Sizergh Castle is now easier for those with reduced mobility.

Lake District Mobility and the National Trust have come together to offer an off-road mobility scooter or 'Tramper' at Sizergh.

This will give the opportunity for people with reduced mobility to be able to visit and enjoy the gardens which surround the medieval castle at Sizergh, south of Kendal.

Users can explore the formal gardens including the kitchen garden and the rock garden and get 'stunning' views of the Mirror Lake.

The Westmorland Gazette:

Pearl Copeland, the welcome manager at Sizergh, who has been instrumental in setting up the Tramper, said: "We are really excited to be able to offer the Tramper to our visitors, it's fantastic that more people who might not have been able to previously, can now enjoy the gardens and we are really looking forward to working with Lake District Mobility."

Philip Wake from Lake District Mobility said: "Sizergh is so beautiful it is a wonderful addition to the hire sites available to our members, it is also fantastic to be working in partnership with National Trust for the first time and we are really hoping to expand this partnership in the near future."

The tramper is available to book from the Lake District Mobility Website for slots of two and a half hours.

It is available in the morning at 10:30am and in the afternoon at 1:30pm.

Membership of Lake District Mobility is required but costs start from as little as £2.50 and full training will be given if users have never used a Tramper before.