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Coldham's Common

Coldham's Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 3JB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a play area, common land, a BMX track, six full size football pitches, two junior football pitches, one Gaelic football pitch and one American football pitch.
  • Comments View
    • Classed as a Local Nature Reserve, some areas of the common are managed to encourage an increase in natural diversity and is intended to remain fairly wild in order to preserve a wildlife corridor across the city.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • The venue is open from dawn til dusk.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located in Pool Way.
    • 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 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 500cm x 500cm (16ft 5in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the Pool Way entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Pool Way 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 230cm (7ft 7in).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Pool Way Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is 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 permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 350cm (11ft 6in).

Outside Access (Coldham's Lane Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Coldham's Lane.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac, concrete and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • Parts of the common are nature reserve and also have cattle grazing freely.

Children's Play Area

  • The children's play area is accessed by a light weight gate which opens both ways and is 85cm wide.
  • The surface around the play equipment is rubber.

BMX Park

  • A BMX track is available.
  • The track has steep slopes.
  • The surface of the track is compacted earth.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)