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Route - Station Square to Sparrow's Nest along the High Street, Lowestoft

Station Square, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1BA

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Introduction

  • The route is approximately 1.4 miles long.

Lowestoft Train Station to London Road North

  • 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 button for the crossing 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 left and continue ahead.

Continue on London Road North

  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • There is seating located at regular intervals along the pathway.
  • The pathway is on an easy, and at times moderate incline leading up towards the A12 crossing.
  • Ahead, cross Gordon Road.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is cobbled.
  • Ahead, cross Regent Road.
  • There are level kerbs without tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is cobbled.
  • Ahead, cross Milton Road East.
  • There are level kerbs without tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is cobbled.
  • It is very uneven in places.
  • After the crossing there is an area of tactile paving located on the pathway.
  • Turn left at the end of the pathway before turning immediately right for the crossing over the A12.

Cross the A12 and continue ahead on the High Street

  • The crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • The push button for the crossing is 105cm high.
  • Now continue ahead for a short distance before turning right and crossing the High Street.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • Now turn left and continue straight ahead.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The pathway is on an easy, and at times moderate incline leading up the High Street.
  • There are a series of drainage gullies on the pathway.
  • The High Street merges with the Yarmouth Road.

Join Yarmouth Road and continue ahead

  • The surface of the pathway changes from block paving to rough tarmac.
  • It is very uneven in places.
  • The pathway is on an easy, and at times moderate incline leading towards The Ravine.
  • Ahead, cross the Cart Score.
  • There are dropped kerbs with no tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • After the crossing continue ahead.
  • As you approach The Ravine there is an area of tactile paving on the pathway.

Turn Right onto The Ravine

  • The surface of the pathway changes from rough tarmac to block paving and then to large concrete flagstones.
  • The concrete flagstones are very uneven and have lips at the joins.
  • The Ravine is on a steep downward slope.
  • Ahead, cross the Cart Score.
  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • After the crossing follow the pathway around to the left and continue ahead.
  • The surface of the pathway is rough tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.

Turn Right onto Whapload Road

  • There is an area of tactile paving and dropped kerb located on the pathway.
  • The surface of the pathway is rough tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.

Turn right to the Sparrow's Nest Entrance

  • The Sparrow's Nest entrance has its gates permanently held open when the venue is open.
  • The opening is 395cm.
  • The surface of the pathways within the Sparrow's Nest are tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The pathways are on moderate or steep slopes around the Sparrow's Nest.