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Lesnes Abbey Woods Recreation Ground

Abbey Road, Belvedere, Kent, DA17 5RL

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Introduction

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    • The park is located at the North-East corner of Lesnes Abbey Woods and shares one of the entrances.
    • Facilities include a large playground and ball court.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Standard Entrance Barriers

  • Standard access control barriers are used at all the entrances into the park from Abbey Road, the access Bridge and also Woolwich Road. They are also used at the access points into the woodland areas from the southern sections of New Road and Heron Hill.
  • The barriers are intended to permit access for pedestrians, cycles, wheelchair users and pushchairs but prevent access by motorbikes.
  • Wheelchair and pushchair users follow the same route past a gate which swings both ways into an enclosure which they then must reverse out of.
  • There are minor variations between the gates, but the enclosure is typically 120cm deep and a maximum of 110cm wide.
  • The clear opening width is around 95cm.
  • There are horizontal bars above the space which are intended to be above the head-height of wheelchair users.
  • The bars are around 132cm and 138cm high.
  • The enclosed space may be insufficient for electric mobility scooters or taller wheelchairs.
  • To the side of the kissing gate is an open access for other pedestrians, around 55cm wide, and a pinch point for cycles to be passed through.

Outside Access (Abbey Road Gates)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the North East corner of the park, near to the recreation ground and outdoor gym and further to the West on Abbey Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
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    • There are standard access barriers at these entrances.
    • The one at the western gate may be restricted by the adjacent tree.

Level Change (Abbey Road Gates)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of and after the entrance barriers.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
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    • There are some long, steep slopes on the paths into the park from these entrance gates.

Outside Access (Lesnes Woods Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the footpath to the West of the park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
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    • The single entrance gate is after the access control barrier.
    • The ground in this area is unmade and can be muddy.

Level Change (Lesnes Woods Gate)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the gate and beyond it.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

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, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
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    • The slopes are generally moderate, but with some steep sections.
    • There are no level sections until the playground is reached.
    • There is an easy to moderate slope across most of the playground area.
    • Most of the playground is on a tarmac surface, with some local unevenness where this meets the rubber surface around the play equipment.

Children's Playground

  • The playground includes a range of equipment suitable for all ages and including some challenging equipment for older children.
  • Some of the equipment is located off the main hard surface on the grassed area or on bark chippings enclosed by railway sleepers.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest public accessible toilet is located at Lesnes Lodge, within Lesnes Abbey Woods, at least 300m away.
  • There are moderate to steep slopes between the two locations.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest public standard toilet is located at Lesnes Lodge, within Lesnes Abbey Woods, at least 300m away.
  • There are moderate to steep slopes between the two locations.