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Route - Rendelsham Forest Easy Access Trail

Woodbridge Road, Suffolk, IP12 3NF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a picnic area, accessible toilets, tourist information office and a play area.
  • Comments View
    • Rendlesham Forest has numerous trails to follow and a play area complete with climbing frames, log tunnels and adventure courses.
    • There are 2 trails on this route.
    • The easy access trail is approximately 0.7 miles / 1.2km.
    • The easy going trail is approximately 3 miles / 5km.

Parking

  • 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 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 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 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 surface of this car park varies from compact earth and cobbles.
    • The Blue Badge bays are not clearly marked, they are just sign posted.
    • This car park charges £3.50 per day or £29 for an annual pass.
    • This car park closes at 8pm.

Easy Access Trail

  • This trail leads from the car park and toilet block.
  • This trail starts between 2 wooden polls at 200cm wide.
  • This trail leads through the forest and is a circular route that leads back to the car park.
  • This trail is approximately 0.7 miles / 1.2km.
  • 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 widths of the paths vary from 80cm to 160cm wide.
  • The surfaces of the paths are natural earth.
  • There are easy to moderate slopes on this trail.
  • Assistance for wheelchairs is needed for this trail.

Easy Going Trail

  • This trail leads from the car park and toilet block.
  • This trail starts between 2 wooden polls at 200cm wide.
  • This trail leads through the forest and is a circular route that leads back to the car park.
  • This trail is approximately 3 miles / 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 widths of the paths vary from 75cm to 160cm wide.
  • The surfaces of the paths are natural earth.
  • There are moderate to steep slopes on this trail.
  • Assistance for wheelchairs is needed for this trail.

Tourist Information Office

  • The tourist information office is located to the right of the car park.
  • There is level access to the office.
  • The entrance is a single width door at 75cm.
  • There is level access inside.
  • The lighting is medium.

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 located at the front of the toilet block.
    • There is not 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 140cm x 160cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 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 not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • 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 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 right.
    • 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Inside the venue, there is not 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)

Level Change (Accessible and Standard Toilets)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.