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Waterlink Way - Ladywell Fields Route Plan

Ladywell Fields

Access Guide

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  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Ladywell and Catford Bridge.
  • The nearest underground station is Canada Water.
  • The nearest DLR station is Elverson Road.

Ladywell Fields Information

  • Ladywell Fields is an open space that runs between Catford and Ladywell and is around 1.5 kilometres long.
  • The parks consists of three fields with a river running through them. The park underwent enhancements in 2007/8 to the Northern Field to divert the river into a main area of the field creating a natural space where river dipping and paddling is popular in the summer months.
  • In 2010/11 more enhancements were carried out to the middle and Southern fields to open the river up to use and as a result children and adults alike can now access various sections to enjoy the environment that has a fabulous countryside feel. If you're lucky you might even see the Kingfishers and the Heron
  • The park is a key cycling and walking route and popular with joggers and dog walkers.
  • Facilities in the park include:
  • Northern Field: A children's playground, a skate park and tennis courts.
  • Middle Field: An adventure playground and water pumps.
  • Southern Field: A play area for young children.
  • At the Northern most section of the park is a small nature reserve.

Route Information

  • The route is appoximatley 1.4km long.
  • The surface of the majority of paths are tarmac.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes along the route.
  • There is signage for Waterlink Way Route 21.
  • There is bench seating along the route.
  • There is a bridge that crosses over the railway, and 4 bridges that crosses over the river.
  • There is a cafe on the route.
  • There are toilets on route.
  • There are cycle parks along the route.

Ladywell Fields

  • The access point on Ladywell Road is 400cm wide.
  • The path surface is tarmac and cycle and pedestrian paths are marked on the ground.
  • First bridge crossing the water is 3m wide and 470m from Ladywell entrance.
  • The distance from the entrance to the first bridge is approximately 500m.
  • The first bridge is spiral and has a steep incline, the width of the bridge is 130cm and has a tactile surface. There is an alternative route to Catford which is an easy pathway avoiding the park bridge.
  • The distance from the first bridge to the second bridge is approximately 350m.
  • There is an adventure playground on the route.
  • The second bridge crossing the river is 350cm(400?) wide and has tactile strips on the decking.
  • The distance from the second bridge to the third bridge is approximately 400m.
  • The open space has bench seating along the path.
  • There is a play area on route.
  • The third bridge is 170cm(210?) wide and has a tarmac surface.
  • The distance from the third bridge to exit/entrance at Bourneville Road is 150m.
  • The fourth bridge is located to the left as you are exiting through the Bourneville Road exit.
  • The distance from the fourth bridge to the exit/entrance at Bourneville Road is 20m and is 300cm wide.
  • The entrance/exit has bollards on the approach to the park which are 130cm apart.
  • There is standard on street parking on Bourneville Road which is pay and display with a three hour time limit.

Outdoor gym

  • There is an outdoor gym section within the park consisting of five pieces of equipment.
  • There is good space between each item.
  • Next to each item there is information on the equipment and how to use it.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located next to the park keeper area.
    • There is not level access to the 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 key can be obtained from the park keeper.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft 0in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 470cm (4ft 9in x 15ft 5in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • There is a poor colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)