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Route - The Valley Trail - Easy Access Trail

Station Rd, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2SU

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Introduction

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 at the front of the venue.
    • 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 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 230cm x 474cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 7in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Main 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Easy Access Trail

  • This trail starts at Kingfisher Leisure Centre car park and continues up to the top of River Stour.
  • The trail starts and there are 2 wooden polls that have a gap of 190cm.
  • This trail is approximately 3.5 miles / 5.5km.
  • This trail is a circular route that connects with the easy going trail at Brundon Mill and leads straight back to the car park.
  • There is signage along this trail.
  • There is no seating available along this trail.

Paths

  • The paths on this trail are wide and vary in widths of 120cm to 450cm.
  • The surfaces of the paths vary from block paving to natural earth and compact 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 the easy access trail at Brundon Mill and continues is a circular route back to the car park.
  • There are no entrances to this trail.
  • This trail is approximately 3.5 miles / 5.5 km.
  • There is signage along this trail.
  • There are no seats available on this trail.

Paths

  • The paths on this trail vary from narrow to wide.
  • The widths of the paths vary from 75cm to 150cm wide.
  • The surfaces of the paths are natural and compact earth.
  • There are moderate to steep slopes on this trail.
  • Assistance for wheelchairs is needed for this trail.

Friars Meadow Bridge

  • The entrance to this bridge is between 2 wooden rails.
  • The width of the entrance is 70cm wide.
  • The bridge is level.
  • The bridge has handrails on both sides for ease of use.
  • This bridge leads to Friars Meadow which is used for a picnic area.

Accessible Toilet (Foyer - Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located past the reception and to the right of the café seating area.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • There is no lock for the toilet door.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 190cm (5ft 11in x 6ft 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 108cm (3ft 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 an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (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 height of the hand dryer is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within this Accessible Toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 107cm (3ft 6in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter and to the right of the café seating area.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are also standard toilets available within both the Swimming Pool Changing Rooms and Fitness Suite Changing Rooms.