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Route - Needham Lake Easy Access Trail

Coddenham Road, Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8NU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a play area, picnic area, toilet block and Peter's Ice Cream.

Parking (Car Park 1)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the right of the toilet block.
    • 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 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 590cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 4in).
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This car park is accessible via Coddenham Road.

Parking (Car Park 2)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the right of the 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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This car park is accessible via Coddenham Road.

Easy Access Trail

  • This trail starts from car park 1 and continues around the lake.
  • There are no entrances to the trail.
  • This trail is approximately 0.6 miles / 1km.
  • This trail is a circular route that leads back to the car park and toilet block.
  • There is signage along this trail.
  • There is wooden seating available along this trail.

Paths

  • The paths vary from narrow to wide.
  • The path measurements vary from 80cm to 200cm wide.
  • The surfaces of the path vary from concrete and natural earth.
  • There are easy to moderate slopes on this trail.
  • Assistance for wheelchairs is needed for this trail.

Easy Going Trail

  • This trail starts from car park 2 and continues up the river to Alder Carr Farm.
  • This trail leads from there to a circular route that links to the easy access trail.
  • The trail leads to two bridges and back to the car park.
  • There is a picnic area on this trail.
  • This trail is approximately 1.5 miles / 2.5km.
  • 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 180cm wide.
  • The surfaces of the paths vary from natural earth and concrete.
  • There are moderate to steep slopes on this trail.
  • Assistance for wheelchairs is needed for this trail.

Bridge

  • There is a footbridge leading from the easy going trail to the easy access trail.
  • This bridge crosses the river.
  • The bridge is 160cm wide.
  • This footbridge is steep and has handrails on both sides.

Eating and Drinking (Peter's Ice Cream)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the car park.
    • 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 180cm x 250cm (5ft 11in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 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 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 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 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of research, it was not possible to photograph the facility.

Standard Toilet(s)