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RSPB Ouse Washes

Welches Dam, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0NF

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  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Manea.

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  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the entrance to the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the visitor centre entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 87m (95yd 5in) from the visitor centre 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 loose chippings.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Visitor Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 66cm (2ft 2in).

Inside Access (Visitor Centre)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are chairs with and without armrests available.
    • There are tables with a height of 68cm available.

Car Park to Accessible Hide

  • This route is approximately 350m long.
  • The pathways along the route have a surface of tarmac, compacted earth and wood.
  • The wooden pathways have a minimum width of 148cm.
  • The route has uneven surfaces with slopes varying from easy, moderate and steep gradients.
  • The steps shown in photograph 2 lead from the visitors centre to the path.
  • These can be overcome by the slope shown in photograph 1.

Accessible Hide

  • There are two similar doors to the hide that open towards you, are single, heavy and 98cm wide.
  • The right hand door, shown in photographs 2 and 3, has a ramp which is easy with handrails on the right going up.
  • The left hand door, shown in photographs 4 and 5, has 2 deep steps without handrails.
  • The hide consists of fixed wooden benches and a fixed table ledge which is 89cm high and 20cm deep.

Routes to Hides

  • These routes have various distances of up to 1km.
  • These pathways along these routes have a surface of tarmac, compacted earth, loose stone and grass.
  • The route consists of various easy, moderate and steep slopes.
  • There are some steps along the routes.
  • These steps are deep with handrails on both sides.
  • Hides are accessed by at least two deep steps in front of the door.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.