Open Spaces, Woods, Flowers and Rivers - What More Could You Ask For?
Life can get so busy and so noisy, and Marks Hall is undoubtedly one of the best places to enjoy some peace and quiet. Set away from any main roads, this walking area offers a serene environment that is accessible to all. Whilst the main walking route is mostly concrete, and therefore perfect for wheelchair users, there are short sections that are grass and therefore slightly more difficult for those in a wheelchair. I would encourage visitors to enjoy this walk over the summer months, as is far more accessible to all when the ground is dry. However, it is definitely worth a visit! Not only are there large open spaces, there is also a wooded area, a river and an arboretum to explore, meaning you'll never be bored on this walk.
Transport & Parking
There are plenty of blue badge parking spaces in the car park, and they are a stones throw away from the visitors centre and the park itself. The parking area is gravel, making it slightly challenging for wheelchair users, but the parking spaces are so close to the visitors centre that you're not on the gravel for long.
The access into the visitors centre is great! There is a tiny ramp into the centre but once you're in there is plenty of space for a wheelchair. If the centre is busy, it can be difficult to get a space at a table, but the staff are extremely helpful and usually make room. Access into the toilet area is also very easy, as it is a flat surface between the tea room/shop and the toilets.
The staff here are extremely helpful! They are very accommodating and they are all very sweet.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
Definitely one to visit during the dryer months/in the summer.