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Route - Knettishall Heath Country Park - Riverside Trail

Knettishall Heath, Thetford, Suffolk, IP22 2TQ

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  • Knettishall Heath Country Park offers acres of heathland, woodland and the river Little Ouse.
  • There are 4 routes around the heath.
  • The Riverside Trail is a very pleasant.
  • stroll alongside the Little Ouse River.
  • (watch out for kingfishers!) and through.
  • a small wood beside riverside meadows.
  • The trail starts near the main car park,.
  • just beside the toilet block and follows.
  • a clearly signed, firm path.
  • There are benches along the route and no gates.
  • Although less suited to wheelchair.
  • users, due to more undulating natural.
  • surface paths and exposed tree roots,.
  • the Red (1.5 miles) or Green.
  • (2.5 miles) Heathland Trails are.
  • great to explore.
  • The gentle climb to Hut Hill is well worth.
  • the effort and the views further along these trails over open heathland are quite beautiful, especially in late August, when the landscape is in Purple bloom.
  • The Woodland Trail (2.5 miles) offers a very different experience to open heathland, as you meander your way past trees.
  • The route begins easily and is worth exploring as a linear route.
  • Further on, the path narrows as it passes between trees and there are some steep sections if you complete the full circuit.


  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Thetford.


  • 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 in front of the venue.
    • 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 loose chippings.
    • 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 is a £1 charge for the car park.
    • There is a free car park at the rear of the riverside trail.

Riverside Trail

  • The riverside trail follows a clearly signed path along the river and though a small wood beside Riverside Meadows.
  • The trail starts beside the toilet block and goes in loop and brings you back to the car park.
  • There is wooden seating available along the trail.


  • The surface of the paths around the trail is compact gravel with a width of 110cm.
  • There some easy slopes along the trail.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 62m (67yd 2ft) from the car park.
    • The accessible toilet is located within a toilet block off the car park.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 230cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm 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 the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 115cm (3ft 9in) 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

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