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Bedfont Lakes Country Park

Clockhouse Lane, Bedfont, Middlesex, TW14 8QA

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • The venue is open from dawn til dusk.

Location

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

Parking (Left of Main Entrance)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the left of the entrance.
    • 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 loose chippings.
    • 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
    • There is a slight slope at the entrance to this car park.

Parking (Right of Main Entrance)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the right of the entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 475cm x 468cm (15ft 7in x 15ft 4in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 57m (62yd 1ft) from the information centre entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 68m (74yd 1ft) from the information centre 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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.

Parking (Bedfont Road)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Bedfont Road.
    • 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 470cm x 460cm (15ft 5in x 15ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Bedfont Road access point.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Bedfont Road access point.
    • 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 loose chippings.
    • 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 unmarked but do have a small sign on the fence to show where they are.

Access Point (Main Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Clockhouse Road.
    • There is 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 permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 390cm.
    • There is another access point after the main entrance.
      This access point has no gates and has level access.

Access Point (Bedfont Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in the Bedfont Road 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 85cm.
    • This access point leads to a sloped small bridge that gives access to the park.
      The bridge has a width of 100cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the bridge beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Information Centre

  • There is an information centre approximately 30m from the main entrance on Clockhouse Road.
  • It is located to the right as you enter, before the car park.
  • There is level access to the entrance.
  • The door opens towards you (pull), is permanently held open and has an opening width of 89cm.
  • There are accessible and standard toilets within the information centre.
  • At the time of survey it was not possible to photograph the inside of the centre.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, loose wood chippings, tarmac, concrete, 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 lakes within the park, including a lake for fishing.
    • There is a children's play area located opposite the information centre, which has various slides and climbing frames.
    • There are picnic style benches for sitting within the area.
    • There is both a public and private nature reserve.
    • There is also a specified dog park at the south of the park.
    • There is a viewing point to the south of the park called The Motte.
    • The access to the Motte is via steps or a steep slope.

Level Change (The Motte)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the front of the area, to the left of the steps.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the front of the area.
  • There is/are 10 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 shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The steps are wide apart, and the surface is soil/loose chippings, which could become slippery when wet.

Accessible Toilet (Information Centre)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the information centre entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 213cm (5ft 6in x 6ft 12in).
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 push.
    • There is not 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 and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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 cannot 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 medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 67cm (2ft 2in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Information Centre)

  • 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 within the information centre.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the information centre entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is 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 within the information centre.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the information centre entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.