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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Wildlife & Nature Event, Sun 1 Sep 2019

High Woods Country Park

High Woods Country Park

High Woods Country Park

Details

This site is a hidden gem for wildlife. The meadow is fantastic for insects and butterflies and hosts some nationally rare wildflowers. A natural spring rises to form an interesting pond and wet meadow area. Join the Ranger to discover more.  Bring any Field Guides, ID books or binoculars if you have them.  Event is weather dependant, please wear appropriate footwear for rough ground. 

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 1 Sep 2019 10:30 to 12:30
THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT LEXDEN SPRINGS NATURE RESERVE- MEET AT :
Lexden Springs Local Nature Reserve – field gate entrance off Spring Lane. CO4 3AN. TL 972 252

Prices

Free Event.

Contact

High Woods Country Park

Address

Visitor Centre,
Turner Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO4 5JR

Directions

See location of High Woods Country Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 997271  Lat: 51.90660 Long: 0.90476

By Road:
Come out of the train station and take the second exit on the roundabout, Bruff Close. Follow this road to the end where it meets Northern Approach Road (A134) Cross over the A134 and turn right into Turner Road. Continue along Turner Road and High Woods Country Park is the fifth turning on your right.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Colchester North station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system