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Monikie Country Park

Panmure Road, Monikie, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 3QN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the information centre, reception and standard changing rooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the north pond, the island pond, lakeside walks, watersports, high ropes, woodland walks, children's play area, log cabin and Cafe Byzantium.
  • Related link Cafe Byzantium.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/dundee-city-council/access-guides/cafe-byzantium

Introduction (Monikie Country Park)

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Information Centre, reception and standard changing rooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the North Pond, the Island Pond, Denfind Sanctuary, lakeside walks, angling club, water sports, woodland walks, children's play areas, log cabin and Cafe Byzantium.
  • For pre-booking water sports, please book on-line at the Ticket Source sitehttps://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/angus/monikie-country-park/water-sports-hire-monikie-country-park/e-mpjyeg .
  • Café Byzantium link (new tab) - click here.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Monifieth.
  • Comments View
    • Monikie Country Park is located east of Dundee, in the neighbouring county of Angus.

Opening Times (Country Park)

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Opening Times (Information Centre - May to August)

  • Monday 09:00 - 20:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 20:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 20:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 20:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 20:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 20:30.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:30.

Opening Times (Information Centre - September to April)

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:30.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is charged from Easter to October at £3.00 per day or £70 for the season (Angus resident £35). Parking is by donation at other times. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders at all times.
    • The car park is located off Panmure Road.
    • 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 490cm x 485cm (16ft 1in x 15ft 11in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the car park pedestrian access.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the car park pedestrian access.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 additional Blue Badge parking bays for Anglers' Club members only by the jetty of The Island Pond opposite the Rangers office.

Outside Access (Panmure Road Vehicle Access)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Panmure Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 660cm (21ft 8in).

Outside Access (Panmure Road Pedestrian Access)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Penmure Road to the right of the vehicle access.
  • 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 light.
  • The width of the door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The gate leads to a muddy woodland path. There is a slope with an easy incline at this entrance.

Outside Access (Car Park Pedestrian Access)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

Outside Access (Granary Wynd Pedestrian Access)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Granary Wynd.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The width of the entrance ranges from 192 - 220cm. There is a slope with an easy incline at this entrance.

Level Change (Granary Wynd Pedestrian Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located between the first and second walkways.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Kirkton Road Pedestrian Access)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Kirkton Road.
  • There is not 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 light.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a wider vehicle access gate to the left of the pedestrian gate which is used for staff and emergency vehicles only (photograph 3). There is a lay-by drop-off point available in front of this entrance.

Level Change (Kirkton Road Pedestrian Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Outside Access (Camus Place Pedestrian Access)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Craigton Road opposite Camus Place.
  • There is not 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 108cm (3ft 7in).

Level Change (Camus Place Pedestrian Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 129cm (4ft 3in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (South Lodge Pedestrian Access)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Craigton Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in).

Level Change (South Lodge Pedestrian Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Outside Access (Information Centre Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Information Centre building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 12cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Reception (Information Centre)

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Information Centre entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Water Sports Changing Rooms)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the left-hand side of the Information Centre.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Standard Changing Room (Watersports)

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 53m (57yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 150m (164yd 2in) from the water sports facilities.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located behind reception.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a shallow step.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac, gravel and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Log Cabin

  • The log cabin is located to the right of Reception. It is 30m from the reception entrance. The log cabin is used for briefing and training sessions for the water sports and may also be hired by the public.
  • The cabin has ramped access. The ramp is easy and has a handrail on the right as you go up. The width of the ramp is 137cm.
  • The door to access the cabin opens towards you (pull), is heavy and has a width of 83cm.
  • Tables and chairs are available in the cabin.

Water Sports

  • The water sports and activities available that can be pre-booked on-line via Ticket Source include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding. There is also angling available on the Island Pond (Monikie Angling Club Membership required -https://www.monikie-angling-club.org.uk/ ).

Children's Play Area

  • The children’s play area is located to the left of reception. It is 80m from the car park entrance. it is in two sections with a ramped timber bridge linking the front play area to the rear 'play fort' area. The ramped bridge is 108cm wide with moderate ramps at each end. The surface is uneven.
  • The children’s play area surface is made up of loose bark. The equipment varies in size and accessibility. It includes a climbing frame and slide, rope climb, toddler swings, standard swings, slides, tyre swings, zip line and other climb and crawl equipment. Some of the equipment is accessed via moderate or steep slopes/ramps or medium height/deep steps. Picnic benches are situated throughout the play area.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the toilet block, to the left of the car park entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 189cm x 157cm (6ft 2in x 5ft 2in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a slope with an easy incline at this entrance.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located throughout the grounds.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.