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Whin Park

Bught Road, Inverness, IV3 5TH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include cafe, picnic areas, boating lake, mniature railway, children's adventure play area, woodland trails and outdoor adult gym area.
  • Comments
    • Whin Park is located on the banks of the River Ness.
    • There is a circular path around a boating lake, woodland trails and a riverside walk that is part of The Great Glen Way.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Bught Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge 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.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Great Glen Way Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Bught Road, at the North end of the park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 247cm (8ft 1in).

Level Change (Great Glen Way Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

Outside Access (Play Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).

Level Change (Play Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 106cm (3ft 6in).

Outside Access (Miniature Railway Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park, at the side of the toilets.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 346cm (11ft 4in).

Level Change (Miniature Railway Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, concrete, gravel and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Activities and Facilities

  • There is a boating pond with rowing and paddle boats for hire.
  • The boating pond is open daily from April until October.
  • There is a miniature railway (Ness Islands Railway).
  • Ness Islands Railway is open April until October at weekends and on weekdays during school holidays.
  • There is a large play area with slides, swings, rope climbs and a children's assault course with soft resilient surfacing.
  • There is an 'outdoor gym' with a variety of equipment.
  • There are picnic areas.
  • There is an ice cream & coffee shop open daily from April until October.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • 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 approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the play park entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the car park.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 270cm x 220cm (8ft 10in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • 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 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
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Accessible and Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.