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Strathclyde Country Park

366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, ML1 3ED

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About this venue

Strathclyde Country Park lies in 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde. Set within beautiful surroundings the park is one of the most popular family attractions in the central belt of Scotland, with thousands of visitors coming each year enjoying the vast range of activities and events on offer. Ideally situated, with excellent road and public transport links, the park offers outdoor adventure playgrounds, bicycle hire, fitness gym, watersports centre with café, conference facilities and watersports activities, including our popular family funboats.

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include watersports and boating loch, sports pitches, athletics tracks, horseriding trails, nature reserve.
  • Related link Water Sports Centre.
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Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs and the venue has seasonal opening times.

Opening Times (Toilet Blocks - April to September)

  • Monday 11:00 - 17:30.
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 17:30.
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 17:30.
  • Thursday 11:00 - 17:30.
  • Friday 11:00 - 17:30.
  • Saturday 11:00 - 17:30.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:30.

Location

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

Parking (Car Parks 1-4)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the South of the park beyond the Water Sports Centre.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 similar car parks here near the footbridge.
    • Car Park 4 is closest to the pedestrian path, beyond which no unauthorised vehicles are allowed.

Parking (Clyde Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the South of the park, before the Water Sports Centre.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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.
    • 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.

Parking (Beach)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the North East of the loch.
    • 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 550cm (11ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the beach toilet block.
    • The furthest designated bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the beach toilet block.
    • 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.
    • 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.

Parking (Plantation)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the North of the park, near M&D's Theme Park.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • There are several smaller car parking areas throughout the park, some with gravel surfaces.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located adjcent to car park 4.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances from car parks 1-3 which are 120cm wide.

Outside Access (Beach Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located adjacent to the beach car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Beach Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the beach area.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are some easy slopes around the main tarmac path here and an easy slope down to the water over the sand.

Outside Access (Clyde Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the East of the park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance across the road from the play park entrance leading down to the loch.

Level Change (Clyde Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the play park beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading down towards the loch.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar slope leading down to the loch which bypasses the steps.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.

Accessible Toilet (Beach)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 22m (24yd 2in) from the beach car park.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the rear of the beach car park.
    • There is not level access to the 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 185cm x 195cm (6ft 1in x 6ft 5in).
    • There is 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a dropdown rail.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet in near the plantation car park which has level access.

Level Change (Beach Toilets)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the toilet block.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).

Standard Toilet(s) (Beach)

Standard Toilet(s) (Plantation)

Standard Toilet(s) (Car Park 1)

Level Change (Car Park 1 Toilets)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the different toilet blocks and the Water Sports Centre which has accessible and standard toilet facilities available all year round.