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Corbet Lough

Castlewellan Road, Corbet, County Down, BT32 3RU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the lodge, picnic tables, the lough and accessible fishing bays.
  • Comments View
    • This council owned facility is run by Banbridge Angling Club.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Scarva.

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 600cm (9ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lodge entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the lodge entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The furthest accessible bay from the lodge is 4m from the wheelyboat boarding access.
    • There is an overspill car park available.
    • There is a steep slope leading from the overspill car park to the lodge, lough and the fishing facilities.

Outside Access (Lodge Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).

Level Change (Lodge Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 1m (3ft 3in) from the lodge entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and concrete surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There is fixed bench seating with barbeque facilites attached to the table.

Accessible Fishing Bays

  • There are 3 accessible fishing bays through the gate to the right of the lodge.
  • The gate is 133cm wide and opens away from you.
  • The gate opens by sliding bolt.
  • The path to the accessible fishing bays has a very easy slope.
  • The path is concrete and is 120cm wide.
  • The closest bay is 50m from the lodge.
  • The furthest bay is 140m from the lodge.
  • The are 2 shelters along the path for inclement weather.

Accessible Fishing Boat

  • The venue has 1 wheelyboat mark 11.
  • The boat has a ramp for easy boarding for wheelchair users.
  • The boat can hold up to 4 adults.
  • The length of the boat is 4.6m.
  • The width of the boat is 2m.
  • The width of the ramp is 110cm.
  • Staff are on hand to take equipment on to the boat if required.

Play Park

  • The open entrance to the bridge leading to the play park is 177cm wide.
  • The gate to the park is single, light and opens away from you.
  • The gate is 115cm wide.
  • There is a variety of activity equipment for children including swings, slides and climbing frames.
  • There is a similar gate at the furthest end of the park leading to 8 rough steps allowing a panoramic view of the lough.
  • The steps have a handrail going up on the right.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • The accessible toilet cubicle was being used for storage at the time of the survey.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the lodge entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the lodge.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 198cm (5ft x 6ft 6in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • 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.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grassed areas around the venue.