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Plymouth Hoe

The Hoe, Hoe Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PA

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About this venue

Plymouth Hoe is the natural heart of Plymouth with breath-taking views across Plymouth Sound, one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world. Standing tall on the luscious green-lawned expanse of the Hoe is the iconic Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse. Gaze down at the shoreline and you’ll see the glorious Art Deco Tinside Lido, open to the public for bathing during the summer months. It is here where Sir Francis Drake, intrepid explorer and local hero, is immortalised in a statue, situated just a few metres from the green where he finished his game of bowls before heading out to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Plymouth Hoe is generally accessed from street level by steep slopes or steps.
  • The accessible route into the park is via the Blue Badge car park or the promenade.
  • There are no set opening times.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is in the centre of the park.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 470cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd) from the footpaths.
    • The furthest designated bay is 60m (66yd) from the footpaths.
    • 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 park is for the use of Blue Badge holders only.
    • There are various concrete paths which run off the car park and promenade into the park.

Outside Access (Accessible Access Points)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 350cm (11ft 6in) wide.

Outside Access (Promenade Access Point)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Elliot Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

Outside Access (Hoe Road)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the site.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Hoe Road)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the park.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Outside Access (Armada Way)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the site.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Armada Way)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes on the concrete paths throughout the park.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 75m (82yd 1in) from the car park.
    • This accessible toilet is located in a WC block behind Valentis Cafe Bar.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 150cm (5ft 9in x 4ft 11in).
    • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is no dropdown rail for the toilet.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 53cm (1ft 9in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Male Toilet)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading into both standard toilets.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.