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Summerhill Country Park

Summerhill Lane, Hartlepool, TS25 4LL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a country park and nature reserve with children's play area, adventure play area and BMX track.
  • Related linkhttps://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/hartlepool-borough-council/summerhill-country-park-visitor-centre.
  • Summerhill Country Park Visitor Centre.

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 Hartlepool.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Summerhill Lane.
    • 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 dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 320cm x 450cm (10ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the 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 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.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards between the car park and the entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 121cm.

Outside Access (Car Park Access Point)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the car park.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 312cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 8cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards at the access point.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 124cm.

Outside Access (Elwick Road Access Point)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Elwick Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • The opening is shaped to prevent cyclists and horses from using the opening.
    • The width at the bottom of the opening is 94cm.
    • The width at the top of the opening is 52cm.
    • There are similar openings on other roads surrounding the country park.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have 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 some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There is a shallow step to access the bridge across the stream between the car park access point and the adventure playground.

Play Area

  • The play area is located opposite the car park, behind the Visitor Centre.
  • There are 2 gates into the play area.
  • The right hand gate opens towards you (pull).
  • The clear width of the gate opening is 121cm.
  • There is a slight slope immediately beyond the gate.
  • The left hand gate opens away from you (push).
  • The clear width of the gate opening is 127cm.
  • There is a steep slope immediately beyond the gate.
  • The play area is on a hillside.
  • There is not level access throughout the play area.
  • The majority of the equipment is accessed by steep slopes.
  • There are a variety of play equipment in the play area.
  • The surface surrounding some of the play equipment is grass.
  • The surface surrounding some of the play equipment is soft matting.
  • There are picnic benches before the gates.
  • The height of the picnic benches is 74cm.
  • There is level access to the picnic benches.
  • The surface in front of the picnic benches is cobbled creating an uneven surface.

Adventure Play Area

  • The adventure play area is located ahead as you enter via the car park access point.
  • The adventure play area is 50m from the car park access point.
  • There is level access into the adventure play area.
  • There are no gates.
  • The clear width of the opening is 250cm.
  • The play area is located on a small hill.
  • There are slight and steep slopes throughout the area.
  • There is a variety of play equipment.
  • The surface of the play area is grass, soft matting and woodchips.
  • There are large log bench seats throughout the play area.

BMX Track

  • The BMX Track is located on the north side of the park.
  • The track is 100m from the car park access point.
  • There is not level access to the track.
  • The surface is gravel.
  • There are steep slopes throughout the track.
  • There are no gates to enter the track.
  • The clear opening width is 212cm.
  • There is a steep slope and 4 shallow steps immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The slope and steps do not have handrails.

Accessible Toilet

  • The accessible toilet is located in the Visitor Centre.
  • Please see separate guide for more information.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The standard toilets are located in the Visitor Centre.
  • Please see separate guide for more information.