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Route - Station Square to Pakefield along the sea front Lowestoft

Station Square, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1BA

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Introduction

  • The route is approximately 1.8 miles long.

Continue ahead from Lowestoft Train Station to Station Square

  • On exiting the train station turn right and continue ahead.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The pathway turns to the right and the crossing over Denmark Road is located in front of you.
  • The push button is 105cm high.
  • There are areas of tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After the crossing turn right and continue ahead.
  • The surface of the path is block paving.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • Continue ahead to the Waveney Road crossing.
  • The push button is 105cm high.
  • There are areas of tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After the crossing turn right on Station Square and continue ahead towards the Inner Harbour Bridge.

Continue ahead on Station Square

  • Continue ahead on Station Square.
  • The surface of the pathway is smooth tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The pathway is on a moderate slope leading up to the bridge.
  • The surface of the pathway becomes more uneven as you approach the bridge.

Cross Inner Harbour Bridge

  • There is an area of the tactile paving at each side of the bridge.
  • There is also a gate at each side of the bridge on the pathway.
  • These gates are closed when the bridge is raised for river traffic.
  • The surface of the bridge is smooth tarmac.
  • There is a lip at the centre of the bridge where the sections of the bridge join together.
  • Traffic crossing the bridge causes the surface to move up and down.
  • At the far side of the bridge the surface becomes uneven tarmac.
  • Continue ahead.

Follow the pathway towards South Pier

  • The surface of the pathway changes from rough tarmac to block paving.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • Continue along the pathway passing the Harbour Inn which is located to your right.
  • Then turn left towards South Pier.
  • There are bollards located on the pathway.
  • The surface changes to small block paving after going through the bollards.
  • Continue ahead towards the South Pier.

Turn right towards the Sea Front Pathway

  • The pathway now crosses a pedestrian area.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The are bollards in front of you as you enter the pedestrian area.
  • Continue ahead passing with the water fountains located on your right.
  • This area of the pathway is on an easy slope leading to the sea front pathway.
  • As you join the Sea Front pathway the surface becomes tarmac.

Continue on Seafront Pathway

  • The surface of the pathway is rough tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • Seating is available at regular intervals along the pathway.
  • A cycle lane in located on the pathway.
  • The Aquarium is located on the left at the base of a section of the pathway that is on a steep, long slope leading upwards.
  • At the top of the slope the Cefas Laboratory is located on the right.
  • At this point the pathway narrows to 140cm.
  • The surface of the pathway is smooth tarmac.
  • The pathway now turns to the right.
  • At the end of this section the surface changes to block paving before becoming smooth tarmac again.
  • Continue ahead towards Pakefield Road.
  • As you approach the road the pathway is on a steep downward slope.

Turn left onto Pakefield Road

  • The surface of the pathway is smooth tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • A car park is located to the left and there is dropped kerbs at the entrance and exit point.
  • At the crossing of Pakefield Road there is dropped kerbs on both sides with tactile paving on the near side.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • On the far side of the crossing turn right on to the pathway.

Turn right onto pathway towards Pakefield Street

  • Keep to the right of the pathway.
  • The left side of the pathway is a designated cycle path.
  • The surface of the pathway is rough tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • To reach Pakefield Street you must cross the pathway and for a short distance use the cycle path.
  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving on both sides of the pathway.

Continue on Pakefield Street

  • The surface of the pathway is rough tarmac.
  • Continue ahead before crossing Pakefield Street as you reach the public car park.
  • There are 3 Blue Badge bays located within the car park.
  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • After crossing, continue ahead.
  • The surface of the pathway is rough tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • There are a series of drainage gullies and dropped kerbs on the pathway.
  • The Trowel and Hammer public house is located on the left.
  • Ahead, cross the All Saints Road.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing with tactile paving only on the far side.
  • Ahead cross Dolphin Close.
  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The centre of Pakefield is located ahead.

Pakefield Street Toilet Facilities

  • There are accessible and standard toilet facilities located to the right.
  • The standard toilets have a single medium step at the entrance.
  • There are single doors to the enter the male and female standard toilet.
  • The door opens away from you and is 70cm wide.
  • The accessible toilet can be accessed via radar key.

Pakefield Centre

  • There are crossings located ahead and to the left.
  • They have dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides and traffic island in the middle of the road.
  • Bus routes are available between Pakefield and Lowestoft Train Station.
  • These services are the 99, 103 and X2 and run at regular intervals throughout the day.