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Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve

Reservoir Road, Ruislip, London, HA4 7TY

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve is the largest block of ancient, semi-natural woodland in Greater London and include one of the most extensive oak/hornbeam coppice woods in southeast England.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is West Ruislip.
  • The nearest underground station is Ruislip.

Parking (Ruislip Woods Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Duckshill Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 tarmac.
    • 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 195cm (6ft 5in).
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Access Point (Left of Car Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the left side of the car park as you enter.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 120cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately before the access point.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 8cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The public footpath leading into the woodland here is in the Southeast direction.

Access Point (Right of Car Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the right as you enter the car park.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 155cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately before the access point.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 8cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Access Point (Adjacent to Car Park Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located adjacent to the car park entrance.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 90cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The width on both sides of the bollards is 90cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately before the access point.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 8cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Access Point (Reservoir Road Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Reservoir Road, to the right of the Lido Main Car Park.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The gate has a latch lock.
    • The width of the gap is 150cm.

Access Point (Lido Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located opposite the Woody Bay Station.
    • There is not 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.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
    • There is a pedestrian barrier, bicycle barrier, kissing gate and a vehicle entrance gate here.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately before and after the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Ruislip Woods

  • Ruislip Woods and Nature Reserve is comprised of four extensive woodlands; Park Wood, Copse Wood, Mad Bess Wood and Bayhurst Wood.
  • The nature reserve also includes grassland, ponds, streams and marshland.
  • The paths in and around the woods are mainly narrow with uneven surfaces and and may not suitable for wheelchair users.

Outside Access (Toilet Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the toilet block.
  • 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 heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Toilet Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the toilet block.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the toilet block.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 370m (404yd 1ft) from the Reservoir Road entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet block.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 197cm x 221cm (6ft 6in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • 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 female sanitary 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are no members of staff around to obtain a radar key for access.
    • There is also an accessible toilet located in the Willow Lawn Station car park, but this was out of service at time of survey (July 2016).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 371m (405yd 2ft) from the Reservoir Road entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 378m (413yd 1ft) from the Reservoir Road entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Standard toilets are also located in the Willow Lawn Station car park.