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Little Britain Lake

Packet Boat Lane, Cowley, Uxbridge, UB8 2JR

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a toilet block and picnic area with benches.
  • Comments View
    • Situated between the River Colne and Frays River is an attractive lake, which is called 'Little Britain' because of its similar shape to the British Isles.
    • The lake covers approximately 14 acres, and was formed as the result of gravel extraction in the early 1930s.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is West Drayton.
  • The nearest underground station is Uxbridge.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located on Old Mill Lane.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The car parking area near the main entrance has space for approximately 6 cars. There is also unrestricted on-street parking available on Packet Boat Lane.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Old Mill Lane.
  • There is 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • This is a stile type gate and there is also a small pedestrian gap of 54cm.

Paths

  • The tarmac pathway (trail) around the lake is 180cm wide with easy to moderate slopes. It is suitable for users of wheelchairs, mobility scooters, pushchairs, and people with impaired mobility.

Little Britain Lake

  • The Little Britain Lake with the rivers Fray's and Colne alongside plus it's walking trails is ideal for fishing, walking, bird watching and picknicking.

Outside Access (Toilet Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the toilet block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).

Level Change (Toilet Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the toilet block.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the toilet block entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the toilet block on Packet Boat Lane.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 189cm x 220cm (6ft 2in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • Comments View
    • The toilet block is situated approximately 350 metres from the main entrance and car park on Old Mill Lane.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the toilet block.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the toilet block entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the toilet blocck.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are 1m (3ft 3in) from the toilet block entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.