DDA Statements

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Disability Discrimination Act Disabled Access Statements

Caerddaniel Holiday Home Park is an elevated Park which has 345 pitches (5 Hire), and accepts tents without electric hook-up facility. The Park slopes towards the beach and sea and is on a medium gradient which would make it hard for those with walking difficulties or in wheelchairs to go directly to the beach.

There is however a much more gentle way, but it would take longer. It is only a minute drive from anywhere on the Park to the beach.

Getting to Caerddaniel

Own Transport

Caerddaniel Holiday Home Park is 2.5 miles north of Barmouth and is situated on the main coastal road (A496) between Barmouth and Harlech. From Barmouth, you head north towards Harlech passing through Llanaber. Keep going along this main road until you see a very long straight stretch. Caerddaniel is the next two entrances on the left.

From Harlech, continue south along the main road passing through Llanbedr, Dyffryn and Tal-y-Bont, until you reach a long stretch with the Wayside Inn on the left hand side. Caerddaniel is the next two entranced on the right.

Public Transport

The nearest Train Station is Llanaber, however this is a requested stop and has a steep hill to the main road and a 1 mile walk to Caerddaniel.

It is advisable to disembark at Barmouth Train Station as it has its own disabled access facilities. From there the Bus Station is just a hundred yards away and visible from the Train Station. The Bus Stop for Caerddaniel Holiday Home is on the main A496 Barmouth to Harlech Road, and right on the Main Entrance.

Barmouth is the best place to join the public transport system. Ask the driver for Caerddaniel Holiday Home Park.

Caerddaniel Entrances

Caerddaniel can clearly be seen from both directions on the main road and is on the long straight stretch part of the A496 in Llanaber. It has two entrances and is clearly signposted. Access to the Park via these entrances is not restricted and visibility is very good. Both entrances have a medium slope tarmaced road leading down to Reception.

Park Roads

The Park roads are tarmac and link to all areas. There are no pavements, and the roads are white lined. There are some low speed bumps in some areas of the Park which operates a general 10MPH speed limit (5MPH where stated). There is full lighting around the Park on the roads.

Holiday Homes

The Holiday Homes that are for hire are situated together at the top of the Park overlooking Cardigan Bay and the surrounding area. There is parking adjacent to these units and a balcony to the Holiday Home door (See Access Statements For Hire Holiday Homes).

Camping Areas

Caerddaniel has camping fields which are all on a gradient, however some areas are steeper than others. These areas are grassy and do vary depending on where you are on the Park. Disabled people would find the topsof the camping area to be very awkward and are recommended to camp lower down. There are no designated camping pitches anywhere on Caerddaniel and reservations can not be made. The camping areas do not have roads on them but vehicles can drive on the grass to reach the preferred spot. Parking is allowed adjacent to tents.

Reception

The Reception area is spacious and has a settee near the main entrance. The main entrance has a 9” step and the door is 33” wide. This entrance may have a ramp and hand rail fitted in the near future. The second entrance has a 2” step and the door is also 33” wide. This entrance may have a ramp and hand rail fitted in the near future. Both entrances are unrestricted. Access is recommended through the second entrance.

The counter in Reception has a Disabled Access Information Point at one end with a hatch way. There is a lamp with bright bulb and copies of the regulation and rules in bigger fonts available.

The Reception is well lit with 21 ceiling lights and extra lights on a rail. Staff are on hand to help with any difficulties people may have regarding a variety of disabilities.

Shop/Takeaway

The Shop is quite small but can be navigated with a wheelchair. Staff are available to assist with any queries or problems this might cause. There is 5” step and the door way is 35” wide. The Takeaway can be reached from inside the shop as well as a hatchway or opening to the side.

Due to its size, the Shop/Takeaway access might be a problem for disabled people so it is advisable for those with difficulties to be escorted around by a friend. The Shop/Takeaway is located at the top of the Park. There is plenty of natural light as well as many fluorescent tube lighting.

The counter for purchasing goods is low enough for wheelchair users.

Toilets and Shower Area Upper Camping Field

Ladies Toilet Area

The walkway to this section is 36” wide at its narrowest. There is an entrance that is 62.5” wide and leads to the main toilets, of which there are 11. The main walkway is 61” wide and the toilet cubicles are 29” wide. The entrance to the wash area is 59.5” and has a work surface and sink at 38” high. It also has 6 sinks at 31” high with a small shelf 3” wide and 48” high.

Ladies Shower Area

There is an 8” step to the entrance of the door which is 30.5” wide. This area has 4 shower cubicles 30” wide with a 6” step to get in, and a 6” step down to the shower tray to use the shower facility. The wash area has 2 sinks at 32.5” high. The coin meters are 66.5”.

Gents Toilet Area

The walkway to this section is 36” wide at its narrowest, passing the Ladies Toilet Area, and has an entrance that is 54.5” wide with a 1.5” step. To the right there is a wash area which has a 2.5” step and 5 sinks at 31” high. To the left there is an opening to the urinals that is spacious and has a 1.5” step.

There is also a dishwashing area that has a sink and work surface at 32.5” high. There is a small 3” wide shelf that is 40.5” high.

Further along there is a small Chemical Disposal Unit that has an entrance 30” wide and a 0.5” step.

There are 7 toilets in this area all with 29” entrances and a 1.5” step.

Gents Shower Area

There is an 8” step to the entrance of the door which is 30.5” wide. This area has 4 shower cubicles 30” wide with a 6” step to get in, and a 6” step down to the shower tray to use the shower facility. The wash area has 2 sinks at 32.5” high. The coin meters are 67.5” high.

There is also a rear entrance from the top camping field which is over 7’ wide and slopes down and is gravel and tarmac. All the walkway to the Shower and Toilet area is tarmac and flat.

Toilets and Shower Area Lower Camping Field

Ladies Toilet Area

There is a sloped walkway to the Ladies Toilet (the same entrance way as the Launderette). To the right there is a wash area with a 1.5” step with sink and work surface 36” high, and a chemical disposal unit which is 30” wide with a 3.5” sloping step. A 47.5” sloping walkway leads you to the entrance door that is 28” wide and enters a spacious area containing 8 toilet cubicles 23” wide. This area is all flat with 6 sinks 32” high. There is a small shelf 3” wide and is 40.5” high.

Ladies Shower Area

This section is alongside the Ladies Toilets and has a door with an entrance 28” wide. This leads to 1 toilet cubicle 23” wide, and 5 showers 22.5” wide with a 0.5” step. There is a sink at 39.5” high and a small shelf 6.5” wide and 42” high. The coin meters are 64” high.

Gents Toilet Area

The main entrance is 88” wide with a slight slope to the main area. There are 6 outside toilets all with a 0.5” step into them and a 29” entrance. There is also an indoor toilet area that contains a further 4 toilets with a 2.5” step and a 29.5” entrance. In this area there is also a spacious wash area with 3 sinks 30.5” high. There is a spacious urinal area with a 7” step and a 28” entrance.

There is a rear entrance that is 51.5” wide with a 6” step and slopes up. Follow this round and there is a 6” step down.

Gents Shower Area

The entrance is 32” wide and there is a 4.5” step into this area that contains 3 shower cubicles all with entrances 29” wide and a 0.5” step. There is a 6” step into the shower tray to use the shower facility. There are also 4 sinks that are 34” high and a small shelf 3” wide and 48” high. The coin meters are 72” high.

Launderette

The Launderette is accessible from the main road through a walkway that slopes down and is 58.5” wide. The entrance to the Launderette is 28” wide with a step 4.5” high. There is a further step 3.5” high to use the Washing Machine and Dryer. The work surface is 36” high. The general area of the launderette is well lit and spacious.

Beach Access

The Railway Crossing is just a few feet away from the beach and is on the flat, however on the beach side there is a launch slipway that does slope gently to the sea. The walkway to over the crossing is flat and made of tarmac and wood with a 34” entrance with a self closing gate.

The main gates do open and we have the facility to offer those with walking difficulties a key to open this gate and to park on the beach side of the railway on the hard standing surface. However permission must be acquired at the Reception and is at the management’s discretion.

Children’s Play Area

The Children’s Play Area has a wide entrance and has a table and seating inside near to the entrance. The surface is flat and is comprised of safety matting. The equipment has been modified for safety reasons and is checked daily.

Recreation Field

This area of the Park is a large field that is used for a variety of activities and games. It is grassy and flat but is uneven throughout. There is a tarmaced road that links to the Compound that can be used for most of the way to gain access to the far railway crossing gates and the beach. The area by the gates is designated for parking and beach access for visitors from Trawsdir and is grassy and flat. There is also a covered seating area in the middle or the Recreation Field by the road. Those with walking difficulties are advised to use the Main Railway Crossing only.

Boat Compound

The Boat Compound is for the use of Holiday Home Owners only. This compound is tarmaced throughout and has wide mechanical gates for use with a swipe card. Vehicles can be parked in the boat or jet ski bay, or adjacent to the watercraft vehicles for unloading.

Access to the compound is via the Recreation Field and has a “One Way” system in operation.

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