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Happy Valley Park

Fox Lane, Old Coulsdon, London, CR5 1BX

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Location

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

Parking (Fox Lane)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Fox Lane.
    • 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 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Fox Lane car park entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 11m (12yd 1in) from the Fox Lane car park 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 cobbles.
    • The car park surface is cobbled.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 210cm (6ft 11in).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Just before the car park entrance there are 10 standard marked parking bays.
    • The 2 Blue Badge bays within the car park are signed.

Parking (Ditches Lane)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Ditches Lane.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 470cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 120m (131yd 8in) from the Ditches Lane entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 124m (135yd 1ft) from the Ditches Lane 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 level changes with no dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • 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
    • Please note that the car park closes just before dusk.

Opening Hours

Access Point (Fox Lane)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the Fox Lane car park.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens both ways.
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • There is also an entrance of 92cm with no gate next to the gated entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately before the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Ditches Lane)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located leading from the Ditches Lane car park.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 120cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately before and after the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance may not be suitable for wheelchair uses as the pathway is extremely uneven and steep.

Happy Valley Park

  • Happy Valley Park is approximately 252 acres of grassland, woodland and meadows.
  • The most accessible entrance to the nature trail is from the Fox Lane car park, where the trail starts off with easy to steep slopes. Proceeding further into Happy Valley Park, the trail paths can get uneven, narrow and steeper in certain areas.
  • Depending on weather conditions the trail can also get very muddy and therefore become unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is not / are not 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.

Accessible Toilet (Ditches Lane Car Park)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 116m (126yd 2ft) from the Ditches Lane entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the Ditches Lane Car Park.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 118cm x 217cm (3ft 10in x 7ft 1in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are poor.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • 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.
  • 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 the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Ditches Lane Car Park)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the female and male toilet entrances.
  • There is/are 1 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).