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Blackpool High Ropes

Outdoor Revolution, Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 9HQ

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Introduction

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    • The high ropes are located to the side of Blackpool Sports Centre and can use facilities within the building such as accessible toilets, changing places, standard changing rooms and standard toilets.
    • Please refer to the separate guide for full details.

Opening Times (February to October)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday Closed.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday 12:00 - 16:10.
  • Sunday 12:00 - 16:10.

Opening Times (February to October - Term Time)

  • Monday 12:00 - 16:10.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 16:10.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 16:10.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 16:10.
  • Friday 12:00 - 16:10.
  • Saturday 12:00 - 16:10.
  • Sunday 12:00 - 16:10.

Location

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

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 sports centre.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 480cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main gate.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 111m (121yd 1ft) from the main gate.
    • 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 grass.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is an overflow car park directly in front of the venue which has a grass surface with embedded plastic support grids.

Access Point (Main Gate)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the left of the sports centre by the overflow car park.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The width of the gap is 115cm.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left, beyond the main gate.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located leading up onto the reception building platform and in the doorway.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 1m (3ft 3in) from the reception entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
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    • There is a platform area for equipment tat the front of the reception building.
    • The seats in this area can be accessed from either side of the step onto the platform.

Outside Access (Tower Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located beneath the ropes.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 69cm.
  • Comments View
    • Assistance may be required below the ropes as there is a surface of loose chippings.

Other Floors (Tower)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the second floor high ropes.
  • Comments View
    • The first floor low ropes are accessed via hoist which bypasses these steps.

High and Low Ropes

  • The lower ropes have step free access using the hoist.
  • Advanced booking is required for hoist usage which is a bespoke session.
  • The tower access to the low and high ropes is from gates on the platform to each level with staff assisting you.
  • Helmets must be worn on the tower and ropes.
  • Safety harnesses must be worn on the ropes following training from staff.

Mole Hole

  • The Mole Hole is located to the rear of the sports centre, near the high ropes.
  • There are a network of underground tunnels to be explored.
  • The circular entrance widths to these holes are 89cm wide and tunnels have an 89cm wide diameter.
  • There are various entrances surrounding the hill including some from above.
  • There are some joining chambers inside which offer slightly more space.
  • There are sensory lighting displays available within the tunnel system.
  • The displays were created by the Blackpool Illuminations team and can be customised using a memory card.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
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    • Accessible toilets and a changing place facility are available within the adjoining sports centre, please refer to the separate guide for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located at the side of the car park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.