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Fort Royal Park

Fort Royal Hill, Worcester, WR5 2DJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a park with 2 children's play areas.
  • Comments View
    • Fort Royal Park is located south-east of Worcester within the Cathedral Ward of Worcester, with the main entrance being on Wylds Lane.
    • Fort Royal Park is of critical historical significance to the city, as the site of the 1651 Battle of Worcester, the final battle of the English Civil War. It was also visited by the second and third Presidents of the United States of America, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who were keen to see the site they regarded as the place where democracy was effectively born.

Location

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

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Commandery Road car park.
    • The car park is located in Commandery Road.
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in Wyld's Lane.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The standard parking in Wyld's Lane is not marked into individual bays (shown in photograph 3).
    • The standard parking is 225cm wide.
    • There is room for approximately 12 vehicles.
    • Additional unmarked standard parking is available in the roads surrounding the park (shown in photograph 4).

Access Point (Royal Albert Close Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Royal Albert Close.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 114cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • When the groundskeeper is working in the park one of the bollards may be removed.

Access Point (Fort Royal Hill Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Fort Royal Hill.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 114cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (London Road Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on London Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 292cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Access Point (Wyld's Lane Stepped Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Wyld's Lane.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • There is a staggered barrier at this access point to prevent cyclists from riding through. The width of the first opening is 93cm. The width of the second opening is 110cm. The width of the third opening is 89cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • The steps are on a moderate gradient.

Access Point (Wyld's Lane / Hamilton Road Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Wyld's Lane, opposite Hamilton Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 248cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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.
  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are information points throughout the park.
    • The height of the information points varies between 106cm and 141cm.
    • There is a memorial commemorating the Battle of Worcester near the Royal Albert Close entrance.
    • There is level access to the memorial from the Royal Albert Close.
    • There is a tarmac area in front of the memorial which is suitable for wheelchair users.
    • Some areas of the park can be accessed by steps or slopes.
    • The steps vary in number and are of medium height.
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Children's Play Area

  • The children's play area is located between the Fort Royal Hill entrance and the Wyld's Lane / Hamilton Road entrance.
  • There is a variety of play equipment throughout the area.
  • There is level access to some of the play equipment.
  • Some of the play equipment is accessed by slopes which vary from an easy to steep gradient.
  • The play equipment is on a grass and dirt surface.
  • There are log seats surrounding some of the play equipment.

Picnic Area

  • There is a picnic area between the 2 entrances on Wyld's Lane.
  • There are 3 picnic tables with attached bench seats.
  • 1 of the picnic tables has a space for a wheelchair user.
  • The height of the picnic tables are 77cm.
  • There are 3 low picnic tables for children with attached bench seats.
  • The height of the low picnic tables are 44cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.