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Route - Felixstowe Ferry Easy Access Trail

Cliff Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9RZ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Brackenbury Cafe, The Dip, Ferry Cafe and ferry port.
  • Related link Ferry Cafe.
  • Comments View
    • This walk follows the seafront beyond Old Felixstowe, past beach huts and the historic Martello Towers towards Felixstowe Ferry.
    • There are views out to sea and across the River Deben towards the Bawdsey Manor.
    • There are a choice of kiosks, cafes and pubs along the route.
    • There are 2 trails on this route.
    • The easy access trail is approximately 1 mile / 1.6 km.
    • The easy going trail is approximately 1.8 miles / 2.8km.

Parking (Ferry Road Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the front of the Ferry Cafe.
    • 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 cobbles.
    • The car park surface is cobbled.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This car park charges by the hour.

Parking (Cliff Road Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located just off Cliff Road.
    • 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 2 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 concrete.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bays are not completely marked, they are just sign posted.
    • This car park charges by the hour.

Parking (Brackenbury Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located just off Cliff Road.
    • 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 grass.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This car park charges by the hour.

Parking (Golf Road Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located just off Golf Road.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This car park charges by the hour.

Easy Access Trail

  • This trail starts at the Golf Road car park and continues up the seafront, down towards the the first and second Martello Tower.
  • There are no entrances at the start of this trail.
  • There are medium steps that lead down to this trail, with handrails available to the left of the steps.
  • This trail connects with the easy going trail at the top of the route.
  • This trail leads past the Brackenbury Cafe and The Dip.
  • This is a straight route up and does not return to the same car park.
  • The easiest way to get onto this trail is via the easy going trail.
  • There is signage along this trail.
  • There is wooden seating available along this trail.

Paths

  • The paths for this trail are wide.
  • The path measurements vary from 150cm to 200cm.
  • The surfaces are concrete.
  • There are easy to moderate slopes on this trail.
  • Assistance for wheelchairs is needed for this trail.

Easy Going Trail

  • This trail starts at the ferry foot and continues down the seafront and towards the the first and second Martello Tower.
  • The distance from the ferry foot to the tower is approximately 1000m.
  • There are no entrances at the start of this trail.
  • This trail connects with the easy access trail at the bottom of the route.
  • This trail leads past the golf course.
  • This is a straight route down and does not return to the same car park.
  • There are clearly marked medium height steps leading down to the beach, with no handrails.
  • There is signage along this trail.
  • There is wooden seating available along this trail.

Paths

  • The paths on this trail vary from narrow to wide.
  • The path measurements vary from 75cm to 150cm.
  • The surfaces of the paths are concrete and cobbled.
  • There are moderate to steep slopes on this trail.
  • Assistance for wheelchairs is needed on this trail.

Accessible Toilet (Gold Road Car Park)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the front of the toilet block.
    • There is 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 door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 220cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (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 hand dryer is 140cm (4ft 7in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink cannot 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 good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails 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.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Golf Road Car Park)

Standard Toilet(s) (Ferry Road)

Level Change (Ferry Road)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of both male and female standard toilet entrances.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.