When we visited 5 Acres the first thing we noticed, and you will, as we entered the venue was the disabled pegs.
The pegs are suitably positioned for ease of access and allow parking near to the peg on the north side only.
The pegs themselves are in two styles, one wide in style with access for multiple wheelchairs with their assistant. The other style of peg a single peg with barriers.
Picture showing the large platform for multiple wheel chairs and thsingle peg with barriers
The pegs as said before are easy accessible with a wheel chair but would benefit from assistance due to the slight incline over the gravel path.
5 Acres are planning to upgrade their venue in the near future to include kickboards around the pegs to remove the chance of wheelchairs going too close the edge, and a provision to include more hand rails. Another inclusion for the future is the upgrading the WC to be more suitable for the wheelchair user.
Picture showing slight incline and the proximity of the parking
To summerise 5 acres is a nice venue with nearly everything you could need. People with mobility problems (distance walking) would be ok here by themselves, but wheelchair users may need assistance due to surfaces and inclines. 5 Acres has potential to expand its available disabled/mobility impaired pegs for wheelchair users on the north side of the pool further, but these as they are would be fine for people with distance walking issues.
That all said with their plans for the future who knows what it could be like maybe a 5 star venue
Posted on 21st Jun 2013 10:15:47 by fishadmin 0 comments