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Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

Orford Quay, Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2NU

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Introduction

  • Opening times vary and are seasonal. Please check the website for more details.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Orford.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Melton.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the main entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the main entrance.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the main entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Jetty)

  • This information is for the entrance located in front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).

Level Change (Jetty)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to the boats.
  • There is / are 12 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • Please note that the number of steps that have to be traversed is dependent on the height of the tide. The information above relates to a low tide with details of the maximum number of steps that would have to be traversed. .

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (3yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Inside Access (Nature Reserve Blue Trail)

  • The Blue Trail consists mainly of uneven tarmac with potholes at various points around the trail.

Inside Access (Nature Reserve Red Trail)

  • The Red Trail contains areas of shingle based pathways which are uneven and prone to movement.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Comments View
    • The nature reserve has a mobility vehicle that seats a maximum of 3 people this must be booked in advance of a visit.