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Route Plan 5 - Main Gate To River House

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Introduction

  • Some of the details contained in this guide are subject to change due to building work currently being carried out.

Main Gate

  • The pedestrian access gate is 127cm wide.
  • The pedestrian access gate opens away from you.
  • The pedestrian access gate is permanently held open.
  • There is an easy slope leading through the gate on to the main gate path.

Main Gate Path To Orchard Way

  • The surface of the main gate path is tarmac.
  • Cross the road at the end of Alexandra House.
  • There are no dropped kerbs on either side of the road. The kerb is of shallow height.
  • The path slopes upwards and then downwards approaching Orchard Way.
  • Turn left at the end of the path onto Orchard Way.

Orchard Way

  • Continue ahead on Orchard Way.
  • The surface of the path is block paving and uneven in places.
  • There are no dropped kerbs when crossing the access road to the main car park.
  • The kerb is of medium height.
  • The only non stepped route along Orchard Way is to use the dropped kerb from the end of the main path and continue along the road.
  • This is shown in photograph 6.
  • The road is generally quiet.
  • The crossing onto River Way has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on each side of the road.

River Way To River House

  • The surface of the path is tarmac at the beginning with block paving around the steps at the end.
  • There are slopes on the path leading to the steps, these vary between easy and moderate.
  • There are 6 steps of medium height leading to the crossing to River House. They are well marked with handrails on both sides.
  • Tactile paving is located at both the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The crossing to River House has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on each side of the road.
  • The only non stepped route along River House is to use the dropped kerb from the Orchard Way crossing and continue along the road.
  • You can rejoin the path at the side of River House.
  • This is shown in photographs 5 and 6.
  • You have now arrived at River House.
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