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Route - Alton Water Easy Access Trail

Holbrook Road, Stutton, Suffolk, IP9 2RY

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Introduction

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    • Alton Water is a destination with small ponds, broad.
    • leaf woods, small inlets and bays, marshes, bird hides and a sailing centre.
    • There are 2 trails in this route.
    • The Easy Access trail is approximately 1.5 miles / 2.4km (each way).
    • The Easy Going Trail is approximately 8 miles / 13km (full circuit).

Parking (Visitor Centre Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in the front of the visitor centre.
    • 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 1 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 cobbles.
    • The car park surface is cobbled.
    • 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
    • The Blue Badge bay is not marked, it just has a sign.
    • There is a £3.00 charge per day at this car park.

Parking (Lemons Hill 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 on Lemons Hill.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 designated 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 block paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Easy Access Trail

  • This trail starts from the visitor centre car park and leads both left and right.
  • There are no entrances or gates
  • This trail leads both ways around Alton Water Lake towards the forest.
  • This trail is circular and connects at both sides with the Easy Going Trail.
  • This trail is 1.5 miles long in each direction.
  • There is signage around this trail.
  • There is wooden seating available around the trail.

Paths

  • The paths on the Easy Access Trail are all wide.
  • Part of the trail leads on a pavement next to the road.
  • The paths measure at 160cm wide.
  • The path surfaces vary from concrete to natural earth.
  • There are easy to moderate slopes on this trail.
  • Assistance for wheelchairs is needed on this trail.

Easy Going Trail

  • This trail starts from the Lemons Hill Car Park and leads both left and right.
  • There are no entrances or gates.
  • This trail leads both ways around the lake and towards the visitor centre.
  • This trail is circular and connects with the Easy Access Trail.
  • This trail is approximately 8 miles.
  • There is signage around this trail.
  • There is no seating along this trail.

Paths

  • The paths on the Easy Going Trail vary from narrow to wide.
  • Part of the trail leads on a pavement next to the road.
  • The paths measure at 80cm to 160cm wide.
  • The path surfaces vary from concrete to natural earth.
  • There are moderate to steep slopes on this trail.
  • Assistance for wheelchairs is needed on this trail.

Bridge

  • This bridge is situated on Lemons Hill.
  • This bridge is part of the Easy Going Trail and leads from the Lemons Hill car park.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
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    • There are accessible toilets available at the visitor centre.

Standard Toilet(s)