Culbin - Wellhill Car Park and Public Toilets

Wellhill, Kintessack, Forres, Moray IV36 2TG

03000 676 200

morayaberdeenshire@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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Guide Last Updated: 13/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Leave the A96 Inverness to Aberdeen Road at Brodie, following the signs to Culbin. The main car park is at Wellhill. Sat Nav Directions - IV36 2TG is the nearest postcode. Wellhill car park is at grid reference NH 997 615.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.

  • Moray Council offers a limited local bus service (no. 318) running from Forres to Kintessack on school days, Tuesdays and Fridays. It's about a mile (1.6km) from Kintessack to Wellhill. There are also regular buses to Forres running between Aberdeen and Inverness.

  • The nearest Railway Station is Forres.

  • The nearest railway station is Forres, 3 miles (4.8km) from Wellhill on foot, or a ten minute taxi ride.

  • Culbin Forest is not generally staffed.

  • Forestry Commission leaflets, maps and publications can be provided in alternative format, for example, in large print or in another language. For more information please contact: The Diversity Team via telephone: 0300 067 5000 or e-mail: diversity@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.

  • The venue does have its own parking facilities.

  • The car park is located off the road leading to Culbin Wood.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • The car park surface is concrete.

  • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.

  • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).

  • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.

  • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.

  • There are parking charges for the car park.

  • Parking is not free for visitors of the venue.

  • Payment signs are provided.

  • Payment signs are clearly presented.

  • Payment signs are located throughout the car park.

  • Payment term signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • Payment machines are located opposite the toilet block.

  • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.

  • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).

  • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

  • There is step free access throughout the car park.

  • The surface is concrete with stones embedded into the concrete in places.

  • There is a large information board located opposite the toilet block.

  • There are maps and information leaflets located to the right of the information board within a wooden stand. The height of the stand is 130cm (4ft 3in) and the lid of the stand flips upwards.

  • There is a woodland area surrounding the car park.

  • There are two standing stones within the woodland. There are slight slopes leading up to the stones.

  • There is a picnic area located in the woodland area. There is a slight slope leading up to the picnic bench.

  • The toilet block is located at the centre of the car park.

  • The toilet block is open all year round.

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.

  • The accessible toilet surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • This accessible toilet is located at the front of the toilet block.

  • There is step free access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a shared toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is heavy.

  • The door is locked by a lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 194cm x 230cm (6ft 4in x 7ft 7in).

  • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.

  • The toilet has not got a non slip floor.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • 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.

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.

  • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 100cm and 135cm from the floor.

  • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.

  • There is a mirror.

  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • There is a shelf next to the toilet.

  • The shelf is between 90cm and 100cm.

  • The toilet has a backrest.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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).

  • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.

  • The wash basin tap type is push.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is a soap dispenser.

  • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the soap dispenser is 110cm.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are good.

  • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The baby change table is set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.

  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the toilet block as you face it.

  • There is step free access to the female toilet(s).

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.

  • The wash basin tap type is push.

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.

  • Lighting levels are good.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the toilet block as you face it.

  • There is step free access to the male toilet(s).

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.

  • The wash basin tap type is push.

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.

  • Lighting levels are good.