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Route - Redgrave and Lopham Fen

Low Common Road, South Lopham, Diss, Suffolk, IP22 2HX

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve offers a variety of trails from the designated easy access Lopham Loop to the Spider Trail and the Waveney Trail.
  • The Lopham Loop route is approximately 0.3miles / 0.5km and is a round route starting and finishing at the car park.
  • There is seating at the start of the walk.
  • The Spider Trail is approximately 1.2miles / 2km.
  • The trail is along a grassy path with some large kissing gates along the route and includes a viewing platform where you can learn about the Fen Raft Spider, the reserves rare inhabitant.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 34m (37yd 7in) from the walk entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the walk entrance.
    • 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.

Lopham Loop Route Start and Finish Entrances

  • The start and finish of the walk is by a large gate with a opening width of 140cm.
  • There are easy slopes leading to the gates.

Lopham Loop Trail

  • The trail starts off at the car park and leads round in a loop and back to the car park.
  • Along the walk there is a wooden platform with views across the fens.
  • Look out for reptiles, amphibians and varieties of plant life for which the fen is a haven.
  • There is route signage around the trail and seating at the start of the trail.

Lopham Loop Path

  • The path has some uneven surfaces along the route.
  • The surface of the paths is compact earth and grass.
  • Along the route there are 2 kissing gates with a opening width of 120cm to overcome.

Toilet with Adaptations

  • 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 tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the car park.
    • The accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter from the car park.
    • There is not 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 150cm (5ft 11in x 4ft 11in).
    • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 106cm (3ft 6in) 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.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • There is a poor colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet also serves as a unisex standard toilet.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the facility entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Standard Toilet(s)