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Larkholme Grasslands

West Way to Fairway, Rossall Promenade, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 8PG

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About this venue

Larkholme Grassland is a 1.5km strip of land classed as a Biological Heritage Site because of the rare species of flora and fauna that grow there. The area will be enhanced to allow residents to enjoy the rich and diverse wildlife and will feature specially created sculptures, designed by Mythic Coast artist Stephen Broadbent. The ecology park will feature artworks that bring to life the diverse range of marine species that give the area its Biological Heritage Site status. Colourful aluminium grassland beacons designed by artist Stephen Broadbent will stand tall at pedestrian access points along the promenade and as way-finders connecting paths to the promenade. Hand carved wooden artworks will illustrate a new story about the grasslands' ecology, linking the project to the Mythic Coast, an artwork trail based on folklore and myth surrounding the local coastline. Seating, pathways and bridges will be added to make the whole area more accessible and enjoyable.

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Introduction

COVID-19 Information

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Layton / Poulton le Fylde.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The name of the nearest tram stop is Rossall Beach.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking (Rossall Hospital Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in West Way.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 290cm x 480cm (9ft 6in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the car park access point.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the car park access point.
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • 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.

Access Point (Rossall Hospital Car Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the right as you face the Blue Badge bays.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • Comments View
    • The access point is 200cm wide.

Access Point (Fairway / Roundway)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Fairway opposite Roundway.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • There is a dropped kerb at the access point with tactile paving.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • The slope leads up to the bridge and observation platform that crosses over the grasslands and onto the promenade.
    • There is a similar entrance further along Fairway opposite Bentham Avenue as shown in photographs 5, 6 and 7.
    • Beyond the entrance is a slight slope that leads up to a bridge that crosses over the grasslands.
    • Waste bins are provided at these access points.

Access Point (Fairway / Marine Parade)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Fairway opposite Marine Parade.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • There is a dropped kerb with a tactile paving at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • Beyond the slope there is a bridge that crosses over the grasslands.
    • A waste bin is provided at this access point.

Access Point (Princess Way)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Princess Way.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • There is a dropped kerb with tactile paving at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • The sloped pathway to the left of the access point leads to the bridge that cross over the grasslands.
    • The slope beyond the access point leads to the promenade.
    • A waste bin is provided at this access point.

Access Point (Fairway / Bentham Avenue)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Fairway, opposite Bentham Avenue.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There is a dropped kerb with tactile paving at the access point.

Access Point (Promenade Floodgate Entrances)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located beyond the grasslands access points.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The gate is permanently held open.
  • Comments View
    • The entrances are located along the pathway and give access to the promenade beyond.
    • The entrances vary in width.
    • Beyond the entrances are bench style seating against the sea defence wall.
    • At these entrances the floodgates are held open.

Grasslands

  • Beyond the access points and entrances there are concrete pathways with a non-slip resin coating.
  • The pathways have easy and steep gradients.
  • The pathways lead up to bridges that cross over the grasslands.
  • The top level of the pathways is adjacent to the sea defence wall.
  • Access to the promenade is gained via the floodgates along the walkway.

Viewing Platform

  • The viewing platform is accessed from the pathways beyond the Fairway / Roundway access point.
  • There are 2 open entrances into the viewing platform from the pathways.
  • The entrances are 180cm wide.
  • The surface of the viewing area is timber decking.
  • The decking has non-slip grooves.
  • The are handrails on both sides of the pathways around the platform that are 130cm high.
  • The platform over looks the grasslands in all directions.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)