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Midsummer Common

Midsummer Common, Victoria Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8DJ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Home to the annual Midsummer Fair, one of the longest-established fairs in England, bonfire night and the Strawberry Fair.
    • The common borders the River Cam, houseboats are typically moored on the common's bank and many colleges' boathouses are located on the opposite bank.
    • For more information on the common please contact the Friends of the Midsummer Common via the websitehttps://www.midsummercommon.org.uk or email info@midsummercommon.org.uk.

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 Cambridge.
  • Comments View
    • For the best bus links to Central Cambridge, please use the bus stops on Maids Causeway or Victoria Avenue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Walnut Tree Avenue.
    • The car park is located in Walnut Tree Avenue.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Fair Street.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in Walnut Tree Avenue.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge parking in Fair Street is strip parking and is also for residents.
    • The standard parking in Walnut Tree Avenue is strip parking and pay and display.

Outside Access (Maids Causeway / Fair Street Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the junction of Maids Causeway and Fair Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The width of the entrance is 110cm.
    • There is a cycle entrance to the right with a cattle grid which is 155cm in width.

Outside Access (Maids Causeway Roundabout Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the Maids Causeway roundabout.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The width of the entrance is 80cm.
    • There is a cycle entrance to the right with a cattle grid which is 140cm in width.

Level Change (Maids Causeway Roundabout)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path as you approach the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Victoria Avenue Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Victoria Avenue by the public toilets.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is walk through barriers to the right of this entrance which have a width of 40cm.

Outside Access (Victoria Avenue Middle Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Victoria Avenue, midway between Maids Causeway and Victoria Avenue Bridge.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The width of the entrance here is 35cm.
    • There is a cycle entrance to the right with a cattle grid which is 140cm in width.

Outside Access (Victoria Avenue Middle Entrance 2)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Victoria Avenue, next to the vehicle entrance and exit.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a cycle entrance to the left with a cattle grid which is 140cm in width.

Outside Access (Victoria Avenue Vehicle Entrance and Exit)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Victoria Avenue, near the bridge.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is a vehicle entrance and exit with a cattle grid as you enter.

Outside Access (Victoria Avenue Bridge Pedestrian Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Victoria Avenue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Victoria Avenue Bridge Pedestrian Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Midsummer Common To Jesus Green River Cam Path)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the approach to Jesus Green from Midsummer Common.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a cycle entrance to the left with a cattle grid which is 140cm in width.

Outside Access (Pretoria Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Pretoria Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a cycle entrance to the right of the second entrance with a cattle grid which is 135cm in width.

Level Change (Pretoria Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the approach to the first entrance and then between the first and second entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Outside Access (Cutty Ferry Lane Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Cutty Ferry Lane.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Cutty Ferry Lane Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located next to the River Cam, on the Midsummer Common side.
  • There is/are 15+ 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are is a ramp and steps on the Midsummer Common side only.

Outside Access (Walnut Tree Avenue and River Cam Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Walnut Tree Avenue next to the River Cam.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are two entrances side by side which are both 110cm in width and have cattle grids just beyond the entrance.

Outside Access (Walnut Tree Avenue Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Walnut Tree Avenue, next to the on street parking.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main 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 83cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change (Walnut Tree Avenue Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Parsonage Street Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Parsonage Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a cycle entrance to the right with a cattle grid which is 130cm in width.

Level Change (Parsonage Street Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Auckland Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Auckland Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The width of the entrance is 50cm.
    • There is a cycle entrance to the left which has a cattle grid which is 145cm in width.

Level Change (Auckland Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, loose wood chippings, tarmac, concrete, gravel and muddy 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • Please see the separate Victoria Avenue Public Toilets guide for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Please see the separate Victoria Avenue Public Toilets guide for details.