After a recommendation by David Payne on our facebook page about the Disabled facilities offered by White Springs Fishery near Swansea in Wales, a venue already featuring on www.fishingadviser.co.uk/home, we decided to follow it up and this is what we found.
White Springs is a very pictuesque and quite a compact venue, despite sporting 6 main fishing lakes. The landscape around the venue on the whole a very flat, and as so can be deemed very friendly to wheel chair users. Its lakes are in close proximity to each other making it easy to navigate, especially for those with mobility issues as parking is allowed near the pegs providing you have a need.
Space in the proximity of the disabled pegs can be ample depending on which one you get. The hard standing pegs are more favourable for wheel chair users were as the platforms lend themselves to people with walking distance problems. As previously mentioned both having parking close to the peg. (see picture below).
Hard Standing at White Springs showing proximity of parking and usable space.
Should you be staying in one of the log cabins access is easy through their double doors. Their bathroom facilities are good and include a seated shower but you would have to negotiate a normal size door to achieve access to them. Again maybe lends its self to people with distance issues as apposed to wheel chair issues. They also have five apartmants for holiday lets and what they describe as their “unit four” is totally disabled friendly and this would be ideal for wheel chair users (picture of cabins below).
Ample parking here this peg suitable for people with mobility distance issues. Log cabins in the distance
White Springs have invested heavily over the years to make the environment safe and friendly for the disabled angler by recently improving the drainage around some of the lakes to reduce any wet areas on the bank side. A continuous improvement programme of the roads around the venue is in place and a new toilet and shower block has been built, all disabled friendly. They have recently also replaced and renewed many pegs especially around the hugely popular specimen lake and the canal pond
So White Springs has been doing a lot to improve their venue over the last few years and the Lone disabled angler could fish here safely on the right peg. It would be nice to see wider platforms for wheel chairs so that if your only option is a platform, you would have some where to place your kit. For people with mobility/distance issues it would be ideal. White Springs does have aspirations to improve and i think they will, even if its only kick boards to stop over runs of wheelcairs or safety railings or even a large pontoon so multiple wheel chairs could sit together.
Bottom line - White Springs is well worth a try if you want to know more about this venue visit http://www.whitespringsfishery.co.uk/
Veiw from one of the cabins
Posted on 9th Jul 2013 06:31:13 by fishadmin 0 comments