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Calderglen Country Park

Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, G75 0QZ

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Introduction

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is East Kilbride.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open from dawn til dusk.

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 zoo building.
    • 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 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 520cm (11ft 10in x 17ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 64m (69yd 2ft) from the park entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 80m (87yd 1ft) from the park 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 slopes/ramps.
    • 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 are 2 further designated Blue Badge bays near the sensory garden and car park children's play area.
    • There are further bays near an exit for the zoo.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the zoo conservatory building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Outside Access (Sensory Garden Access Point)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the south of the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy slope at the dropped kerb from the car park.

Parks and Gardens (Sensory Garden)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The majority of paths in this area are wooden boardwalks.
    • There is a shallow step at the gate from the path onto a pond dipping decking area.

Level Change (Car Park Children's Play Area)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the play area.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the slope.
  • There is/are 3 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Parks and Gardens (Tor Trail South - The Tor)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes on the paths.
  • There are not any bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • This path to the Tor leads from the south of the car park around a 1km loop.
    • The exit is at the road bridge over the Kelvin Burn where the pavement can then be used back towards the car park and visitor centre.
    • The path can be continued beyond the road bridge over the Kelvin Burn on the opposite side, although there are steep slopes and steps near the overflow car park and Colonsay Field following the burn down to Calder Water.

Parks and Gardens (Tor Trail North - Calder Water and Torrance Linn)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth and tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • This is a 1.35km loop down from the adventure playground to Calder Water.
    • Following the full Tor Trail/Calderwood Trail path beyond Torrance Linn leads to steep slopes and steps which can by bypassed using the wider moderate slopes.

Parks and Gardens (Further Trails)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The full Tor Trail is 2.5km (50 minutes at gentle pace).
    • The South Trail is 1.6km (40 minutes at gentle pace).
    • The Calderwood Castle Trail is 4km each way (3 hours round trip).
    • The Calderglen Langlands Trail is 4km each way (2 hours 30 minutes round trip).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilets are located at Calderglen Park Zoo or the Courtyard Cafe.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest standard toilets are located in Calderglen Park Zoo or the Courtyard Cafe.
    • There are seasonal standard toilets located near the adventure park which are accessed via steps.
    • There are 2 medium height steps with a handrail on the right to access the standard female toilets.
    • There is 1 medium height step with a handrail on the left to access the standard male toilets.