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Anderton Boat Lift - Boat Cruises

Lift Lane, Anderton, Cheshire, CW9 6FW

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the village.
  • This venue is situated in Anderton.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking charges apply for the nearby public pay and display car park, operated by the council.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Anderton Nature Park.
    • The car park is located next to the venue.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located next to the main entrance.

Outside Access (Boat Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the dock side at the boat entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the boat entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is portable.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The height of the step can vary due to water level heights in the canal.

Level Change (Boat)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading down from the second set of doors.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.

Lift (Boat)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the second set of doors.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 89cm x 160cm (2ft 11in x 5ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Level Change (Visitor Centre - Boat Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the visitors centre entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp is used to unload after the boat trip and the lift experience.

Level Change (Lower Dockside Level)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the boat entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the pathway leading to the boat entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Wheelchairs users must use the pathway in the grounds to access the boat entrance.
    • There is a buggy to assist to drive you down to the boat entrance.

Buggy - Assistance

  • There is a buggy cart available for assistance with wheelchairs users and impaired walkers to assist getting to the boat entrance at the lower dockside.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a safety briefing at the start.
    • There are tour guides on the boat.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the left as you face the lift.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 accessible toilets available in the visitor centre and one available in the grounds.
    • For more information please visit the guide for the visitor centre.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.