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Palacerigg Country Park

Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, G67 3HU

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Introduction

Opening Times (Visitor Centre - October - April)

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:15.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:15.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:15.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:15.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:15.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:15.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:15.

Opening Times (Visitor Centre - May - September)

  • Monday 09:00 - 19:45.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:45.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:45.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:45.
  • Friday 09:00 - 19:45.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:45.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 19:45.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in the centre of the country park.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 500cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Country Park

  • There are 3 main routes around Palacerigg Country Park -
  • Cumbernauld - Palacerigg (purple route on park maps)
  • Glencryan Woods Circuit (blue route on park maps)
  • Palacerigg Circuit (red route on park maps)
  • The Cumbernauld - Palacerigg Route has 3 paths from Cumbernauld High School to Palacerigg Country Park Visitor Centre which is 1 and half miles with some steep slopes.
  • Laburnum Road to Palacerigg Country Park Visitor Centre which is 1 and half miles with some easy slopes.
  • Lime Crescent to Palacerigg Country Park Visitor Centre which is 1 and half miles with easy slopes.
  • Palacerigg Circuit - The circuit is 2 and 3 quarters miles long and runs around the park, there are some easy slopes along the path.
  • The tree top walkway is located along the path.
  • Glencryan Woods Circuit - Which is 2 miles long (but 3 miles including Palacerigg Circuit path from the visitor centre).
  • There are some steep slopes along the path.

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 located to the side of the Visitor Centre.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 160cm (6ft 7in x 5ft 3in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 98cm (3ft 3in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Toilets)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.