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Royal Victoria Country Park

LOCALITY: Southampton, Hampshire
DISTANCE: 1 miles (1.61 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, There & back, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs, T
oilets, Cafe

GRADIENT: A few ups & downs

Walk description:

Follow the brown tourist signs from junction 8 off the M27 or the brown signs from the A27.

The address for the Royal Victoria Country Park is Netley Abbey, Southampton, SO31 5GA.

There is a minimal car park charge, and free parking for blue badge holders.

The Royal Victoria Park overlooks Southampton Water. This popular park provides ideal facilities for children. The relaxing and happy atmosphere is complemented by a calendar of events, exhibitions, barbeque sites and walks.

Royal Victoria Country Park welcomes disabled people.

� The central area of the park and all facilities are accessible for wheelchair and buggies.

* Only the far corners of the park are not fully accessible.

� There is an automatic door leading into the tea rooms, and a ramp leading to the beach.

� Two accessible toilets. The one by the Tearooms can be opened with a RADAR key at all times.

* There is a designated play area providing facilities for children who use wheelchairs. It is situated next to the toddlers play area and is accessible with a RADAR key (available from Park Office) because the equipment is unsuitable for general use

The Sensory Garden and Woodland Project is close to the Park Office. It has a variety of flowers, shrubs and trees, which provide a bright and colourful display throughout the seasons. The garden's plants come in different shapes, and sizes and are fragrant.

The garden's sounds include the gentle running of water in the fountain, bird-song, the metallic clinking of wind chimes, and occasionally, the steam train. The trellis�s work, arbours and raised beds lend an almost skeletal sense of shape and form to the garden. The focus of the garden is the bog garden and fountain and all the paths lead to, and radiate from, this point.

Additional notes:

There are easy access self-guided trails with maps. Rest points are available. All less accessible areas have alternative routes.
Wheelchairs are available for people to borrow from the Park Office or the Netley Chapel.

22/08/2009 | Walk posted by Admin Team

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

A lovely park

11/07/2010 | Reviewed by cathy nettley

A beautiful well kept park, which is ideal for wheelchairs and buggies. There is a minimal charge for parking
so you need to take some change with you.