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Rixton Clay Pitts Nature Reserve

Moat Lane, Warrington, WA3 6EE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include woodland and meadow habitats, wildlife, SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), woodland and meadow walks, viewing points, special wildlife - Great Crested Newt, visitor centre - (subject to staff availability), and toilets (subject to staff availability).

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 Birchwood.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in Moat Lane.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is a kissing gate at the entrance.
    • The gate opens both ways, is heavy and is 125cm in width.
    • There is a slight slope on the pathway leading to the entrance.

Marsh / Nature Reserve

  • There is a stepped entrance and a ramped entrance into the marsh as shown in photographs 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • The ramped access has a slight gradient and is 140cm wide.
  • There are no handrails at this entrance.
  • At the stepped entrance there are 14 deep steps with an handrail going up to
  • the right.
  • The steps are 18cm high.
  • The pathways within the nature reserve are mostly compacted earth and can become very uneven.
  • Pathways can also become very slippery due to mud and fallen leaves.
  • The footpath in the area has a timber decked surface with a wire mesh.
  • The decking could become slippery when wet.
  • There are handrails to both side of the footpath.
  • The footpath is 110cm wide.
  • Wheelchair users using the footpath are required to turn around by the stepped entrance and use the ramped access to exit the footpath.
  • The pathways around the nature reserve are mainly compacted earth, muddy or grassed assistance would be needed for wheelchair users.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)