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  • East Midlands Tourism Silver
  • English Heritage
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Walking Event, Sun 14 May 2017

VAQAS EMT SILVER 2008 ENGLISH HERITAGE

Sutton Scarsdale Hall

Sutton Scarsdale Hall

Contact

Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre

Address

Castle Street,
Bolsover,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire,
S44 6PR

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 14 May The Beast of Bolsover - Another Way

Details

A route which takes in the English Heritage and National Trust properties of Sutton Scarsdale Hall, Hardwick Hall and Bolsover Castle, plus the preserved pithead buildings of Pleasley Colliery. We’ll visit the villages of Heath, Palterton and Teversal, the setting for Lady Chatterley's Lover. This is coal mining country and although the mines have all but disappeared you will find a warm welcome in the communities that they have left behind. Walk adapted from the Long Distance Walkers Association website.
20 miles, Strenuous, 11+ stiles
Last few tickets remaining!

Meet at Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Chesterfield. S44 6PR
BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Dogs allowed on a lead
Bring a packed lunch
Toilet available on route
Accessible by public transport
Number 82 from Stephenson Place in Chesterfield at 09:05, arrives Bolsover at 09:36
Number 83 from Bolsover Market Place at 17:15, arrives Chesterfield at 17:45
Check details on www.travelineeastmidlands.co.uk
Free parking
Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK 472 705
Organised by The Hairy Hikers

Walk Route: Circular

Access: Not pushchair/wheelchair accessible

Duration: 8 hours

Miles: 20

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 14 May 2017 09:00 to 17:00

Location

Directions

See location of Bolsover Castle on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 472705  Lat: 53.23007 Long: -1.29423

From North (follow brown signs)
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29A and take 1st exit off roundabout (Markham Road). At next roundabout take 3rd exit (Markham Lane). Follow road to next roundabout and take 3rd exit (Markham Lane). At next roundabout take 2nd exit (A632). Follow road for approx 1 mile and, at roundabout, take 2nd exit (A632). Follow road for just under a mile into Bolsover and take right turn (Castle Street, brown signpost for Castle). Follow road to left hand bend and Castle is on right. Car parking available close to Castle entrance.

From South (follow brown signs)
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29A and take 3rd exit off roundabout (Markham Road). Follow road under M1 and, at roundabout go straight on. At next roundabout take 3rd exit (Markham Lane), then follow route from North.

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway. At roundabout take 4th exit (M1 North). Leave M1 at next junction (29A), then follow route from South

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights go straight on. At roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Follow road, going straight on at traffic lights, for about 1 mile and, at traffic lights (Royal Hospital) go straight on. Follow road, going straight on at mini roundabout, for approx 1¼ miles to traffic lights and go straight on. At roundabout take 3rd exit (A632). Follow road for just under a mile into Bolsover and take right turn (Castle Street, brown signpost for Castle). Follow road to left hand bend and Castle is on right. Car parking available close to Castle entrance.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Chesterfield station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
 
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