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Lonsdale Hall

Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle, CA2 4TS

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • For the racecourse map please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Club staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Stewards receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Hospitality staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Food and drink concession staff do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Car parking attendants do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the stadium/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Carlisle Racecourse is located on the outskirts of Carlisle, just off Durdar Road.
      The postcode for the Sat Nav is CA2 4TS.
    • There are two raceday car parks available, Gate 7- designated Blue Badge parking and Gate 8.
      There is also a separate car park for conference and events. The coach parking is located off Durdar Road.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • On racedays, Reays operate a bus service from Lonsdale Street, near the Church, opposite the bus station, up to the Racecourse.
      Buses run 90 minutes and 45 minutes before the first race and return to Carlisle 5 minutes and 35 minutes after the last race.
      The cost for this service is £1.60 each way. On non-racedays, the timetable for the bus serving the racecourse can be found by following the below link.
      Ask your bus driver which stop to get off at for the Racecourse!
    • For more information on Reays Buses please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Carlisle Station.
    • The racecourse is 2.2 miles from Carlisle Station, a major station on the West Coast Main Line, lying 102 miles south of Glasgow Central, and 299 miles north of London Euston.
    • For more information on National Rail please click here (opens new tab).

Raceday Parking

Outside Access (Lonsdale Hall Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located Lonsdale Hall is located to the far right of the trackside area.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.

Eating and Drinking (Lonsdale Hall)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located ahead on entering Lonsdale Hall.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is high (110cm+) .
  • There is a lowered section of the counter.
  • The lowered section of the counter is at the recommended height of 76cm.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system .
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and wood.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • Takeaway cups are available.
  • Takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.

Toilet with Adaptations

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located next to General's Bar & Barbecue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right on entering the hall.
    • There is step-free access into the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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