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Milton Country Park

Cambridge Road, Milton, Cambridgeshire, CB24 6AZ

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About this venue

This city park offers many recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast, which includes over two miles of surfaced paths for walking and biking, marked trails for horseback riding, picnic and play areas, and fishing in both of the area's lakes.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • Milton Country Park is a 95 acre park situated just North of Cambridge city. .
    • The park has two miles of pathways, playgrounds, lakes, Visitor Centre and Café and is managed by registered charity Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust.

Opening Times

  • The park is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
  • The car park, visitor centre and toilets are open from 08:00.
  • Closing times are seasonal;
  • November - January: 16:30.
  • February - March: 17:30.
  • April - August: 19:00.
  • September - October: 17:30.
  • Exact dates may vary to align with school holidays, and clocks changing to / from summer time.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located off Cambridge Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the car 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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The Blue Badge Bays are not marked but there is a sign on the fence to indicate where the bays are.
    • Current parking fees are;
    • Up to 30 mins: £1.
    • 30 mins - 2 hours: £2.50.
    • 2 hours - all day: £3.50.

Outside Access (Vehicle Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Cambridge Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located within the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments
    • The entrance width between the posts is 90cm.

Outside Access (Coles Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the community centre, off Coles Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments
    • The entrance width between the bollards here is 110cm.

Outside Access (Old School Lane Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the end of a housing estate in Old School Lane.
  • 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 permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Outside Access (Fen Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Fen Road.
  • 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 permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Outside Access (Park Rangers Office)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the cafe building.
  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

Reception (Park Rangers Office)

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the park rangers office entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • At the time of survey (January 2017) it was not possible to photograph the area.

Parks and Gardens

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

Play Areas

  • There is a playground to the side of the café.
  • The play equipment is located on grass and soft rubber surfaces.
  • There are some bench seating near the playground which is shown in photograph 4.

Changing Places

  • Location and access
    • The facility is located within the pavilion in the car park.
    • The facility is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the park rangers office.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 400cm x 350cm (13ft 1in x 11ft 6in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 280cm (9ft 2in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available at the wash basin.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has not got a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the cubicle.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.