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The Commons Park to Donaghadee Lighthouse

The Moorings, Donaghadee, BT21 0JB

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Commons Park to The Donaghadee Lighthouse
  • The approximate distance of this route is 1.2km.
  • The route leads along The Commons and Parade
  • The majority of paths along the route are tarmac and stone paving.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; steep slopes, bollards, sections of the route that have no pavement on the road.

Parking (Commons Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off the Moorings.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 610cm (11ft 10in x 20ft).
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Accessible Toilet (Commons Park)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is tactile, written text, Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the Blue Badge parking bays.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 230cm (6ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 41cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Commons Park)

Commons Park to Parade

  • After leaving the Commons Park Car Park follow the path through Commons Park for approximately 750m.
  • There is step free access throughout the park.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • As you go along the path to your right there are views across the Irish Sea.
  • In the Commons Park there are outdoor fitness equipment and a playground.
  • As the path nears Copelands Marina there are bollards in the path.
  • The gap between the bollards is 130cm.
  • The is a steep slope along the path as you go past Copelands Marina.
  • As The Common Path reaches the Parade there are bollards in the path.

Parade to Donaghadee Harbour

  • After leaving Common Park and joining the Parade, follow the path for approximately 250m until you reach Donaghadee Harbour.
  • There is step free access along the path.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • Some sections of this route there is no pavement and the route goes along the road.
  • The road is generally quiet but caution is advised due to oncoming traffic.
  • After following the path for 80m there is a pavement located on the left side of the road.
  • There is a dropped kerb onto the pavement.
  • The paths crosses the access road to the Donaghadee Community Centre.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs without tactile paving on both sides.
  • After approximately 90m the pavement path ends and the route rejoins the road.
  • There is a dropped kerbs without tactile paving.
  • Follow the route for approximately 80m until you reach Donaghadee Harbour.
  • The Harbour is located on the right side and you may need to cross the road.
  • There is not a crossing point, caution is advised when crossing the road.

Donaghadee Harbour to Donaghadee Lighthouse

  • Follow the harbour path for approximately 200m until you reach the lighthouse.
  • There is step free access along the path.
  • The surface of the path is block paving.
  • There is bench seating along the path.
  • To the left of the path is the harbour, there is no barrier between the edge of the path and the water.
  • There is a raised path on the right which has a small step up to it.
  • The lighthouse is located at the rear of the harbour path.
  • The lighthouse can be seen from the start of the path.