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Route - Lackford Lakes - Kingfisher Trail - Easy Access Trail

off the A1101, Lackford, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6HX

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Introduction

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    • There are 2 walks around the lakes.
    • The Kingfisher Easy Access Trail is an easy route that leads from the visitors centre around the hub of the reserve and is approximately 1mile / 1.5km. .
    • The walk takes in 4 bird hides with acessible lower viewing windows.
    • The Easy Going Trail is 0.7miles / 1km each way.
    • More undulating paths, the furthest of which can get quite muddy in bad weather, lead over a narrow bridge to the far end of the reserve.
    • This is also equipped with accessible hides but the route is less suitable for wheelchair users due to the narrow bridge.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • 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 dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 380cm x 520cm (12ft 6in x 17ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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.

Kingfisher Trail - Easy Access Trail

  • The Kingfisher Trail - Easy Access Trail is a looped walk around the lakes.
  • The Kingfisher Trail starts at the visitors centre going between 2 posts with a opening width of 125cm.
  • The trail then continues along a wide path around the lakes with sound spots signage explaining the different birds to listen for and an information board explaining the lakes.
  • It then it takes you back to the visitors centre.
  • Along the trail there is wooden seating available.

Paths

  • The paths have a surface of compact gravel and a width of 130cm.
  • There are some easy slopes along the route.

Bird Hides

  • Along the trail there are 3 bird hides< with a 4th added during the winter months
  • The bird hides have a easy ramp access and a door with a opening width of 86cm.
  • Inside the hides there are accessible viewing windows for wheelchair users.

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 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 195cm x 165cm (6ft 5in x 5ft 5in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Standard Toilet(s)