Itchen Valley Country Park
Allington Lane, West End, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 3HQ
02380 688 444
Guide Last Updated: 01/03/2018
Services / facilities within the grounds include a children's play area, nature walks, a cafe, visitors centre and car park.
Monday 08:30 - 19:00.
Tuesday 08:30 - 19:00.
Wednesday 08:30 - 19:00.
Thursday 08:30 - 19:00.
Friday 08:30 - 19:00.
Saturday 08:30 - 19:00.
Sunday 08:30 - 19:00.
There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
The nearest National Rail station is Southampton Airport Parkway.
The venue does have its own car park.
Parking is not free for all users.
Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
The car park is at the front of the venue.
The car park is past the visitor centre.
The car park type is open air/surface.
Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
There is/are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the walk entrance.
The furthest designated bay is 135m (147yd 1ft) from the walk entrance.
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 uneven surfaces.
The car park surface is tarmac.
There is not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
The patron does have to cross a road.
The road is generally quiet.
The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
This information is for the entrance located opposite the visitor centre.
There is not level access into the venue.
There are no doors at this entrance.
The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).
There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
The ramp/slope is located directly after the main entrance.
The ramp/slope is moderate.
The ramp does have handrails.
The handrails are on both sides.
The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).
The park or garden does have footpaths.
The path(s) has a / have compact earth, loose wood chippings, tarmac and muddy surface(s).
The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
There are easy and moderate slopes on the paths.
There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
The children's play area is accessed via a 90cm wide gate, that opens away from you.
The surface is loose wood chippings.
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 35m (38yd 10in) from the car park.
This accessible toilet is located opposite the children's play area.
There is level access to this accessible toilet.
This is a unisex toilet.
A key is required for the accessible toilet.
The key is a radar key.
The key can be obtained from the park office.
The door opens outwards.
The door is locked by a locking handle.
The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
The door is light.
The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 280cm (5ft 7in x 9ft 2in).
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 right.
The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
There is a flush 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 fully functional.
Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
There is a/are coat hook(s).
The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
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 a mirror.
Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
There is a hand dryer.
The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
The height of the hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
There is a towel dispenser.
The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
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).
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 good.
The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
The lighting levels are medium.
The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the toilet block, opposite the children's play area.
The female and male toilets are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the car park.
Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
Lighting levels are medium.
Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
Documents can be requested in Braille.
Documents can be requested in large print.
A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
The assistance dog toilet area is located dog waste bins are provided.
A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
This service cannot be requested.
Home visits / services are not available.