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Acorn Woodland Walk

Acorn Farm, Depot Road, Kirkby, Knowsley, Merseyside, L33 3AR

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Access Guide

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the shop and cafe building.
    • 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the main 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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bays are not individually marked but are clearly signposted.
    • The surface of the main car park is uneven.
    • There is an overflow car park open during the summer months (photographs 7 and 8).
    • The overflow car park is located on Depot Road, approx 50m to the right beyond the main car park entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the car park as you enter from Depot Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

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

Parks and Gardens

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

Woodland Walk Information Hide

  • The woodland walk information hide is located in the centre of the woodland.
  • There is an entrance.
  • There are no doors.
  • The width of the entrance opening is 115cm (3ft 8in).
  • There are 2 medium height steps to enter the hide.
  • The steps are not clearly marked and do not have handrails.
  • The lighting levels depend on the natural day light.
  • There are viewing cutouts.
  • The height of the viewing cutouts are 57cm (1ft 9in).
  • There are information panels on the walls describing the types of wildlife which can be seen from the hide.
  • The height to the top of the panels is 187cm (6ft 1in).
  • The panels are not in large print.
  • The panels are clearly printed with contrasting colours.
  • There are pictures on the panels.

Accessible Toilet

  • The accessible toilet is located in the Oak Tree Cafe.
  • Please see the Oak Tree Cafe access guide for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The standard toilets are located in the Oak Tree Cafe.
  • Please see Oak Tree Cafe access guide for details.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.