Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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Fifty years of amazing vision, careful planning and construction have created Consall Hall Landscape Gardens, which includes six lakes, various follies, summer houses, packhorse bridges and much more.All these have been blended together to compose a series of living, growing pictures which change throughout the seasons and according to the weather. The result is a treasure trove for garden enthusiasts, photographers, artists and families to enjoy and savour.Despite a few moderately steep gradients, the Gardens are for the most part accessible to people with restricted mobility. Paths are sealed with Tarmac and a buggy tour is also available for an additional charge.

Surveyed by: Joe Penfold, July 2011 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 0.4 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: There is a large tarmacked car park near the entrance to the gardens. Currently, four accessible parking spaces have been provided for visitors with disabilities.
Steps: There are a number of stepped sections on the Consall Hall Gardens. These often provide short-cuts to extended, surfaced trails.
Barriers: There are few physical barriers, obstacles or gates on this path.
Toilets: Accessible toilets are provided in the Halcyon Room, near the site entrance.

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Consall Hall Landscape Gardens are located off the A522 (between Wetley Rocks and Cheadle). Follow signs to Consall village. ¾ mile beyond Consall Village, look out for signposts

Information Consall Hall Landscape Gardens are located off the A522 (between Wetley Rocks and Cheadle). Follow signs to Consall village. ¾ mile beyond Consall Village, look out for signposts "Consall Forge - No Through Road" and follow the brown Consall Hall Gardens tourist signs on all local main routes. For further information, please visit www.consallgardens.co.uk

Opening information is located at the entrance to the Gardens.

Information Opening information is located at the entrance to the Gardens.

Follow the approach road to the car park.

Direction Follow the approach road to the car park.

Bear right here to the car park.

Direction Bear right here to the car park.

There are four accessible parking spaces for disabled visitors, located next to the entrance.

Blue Badge parking bays There are four accessible parking spaces for disabled visitors, located next to the entrance.

The garden entrance has plants for sale, disabled access to the gift shop and tearoom, and baby changing,

Visitor Centre The garden entrance has plants for sale, disabled access to the gift shop and tearoom, and baby changing,

Accessible toilets and refreshments are available in the Halcyon Room.

Accessible toilets Accessible toilets and refreshments are available in the Halcyon Room.

Site map. Printed copies are available at the entrance.

Information Site map. Printed copies are available at the entrance.

Tarmac paths in the gardens help to make the site more accessible to people with restricted mobility. There are some moderately steep gradients in the gardens, but these rarely exceed 12%. Wheelchair users may therefore require assistance in some areas.

Gradient Tarmac paths in the gardens help to make the site more accessible to people with restricted mobility. There are some moderately steep gradients in the gardens, but these rarely exceed 12%. Wheelchair users may therefore require assistance in some areas.

For an additional charge, guided tours are available around the site and last approximately 45 minutes (advance booking recommended).

Public Transport For an additional charge, guided tours are available around the site and last approximately 45 minutes (advance booking recommended).

At this viewpoint, bear right to avoid the steps.

Viewing Platform At this viewpoint, bear right to avoid the steps.

Follow the signs to 'Pool Terrace', bearing left here.

Start Follow the signs to 'Pool Terrace', bearing left here.

This gradient of this section of the path is 10%.

Gradient This gradient of this section of the path is 10%.

Bearing left, head downhill towards Bridge Pool.

Direction Bearing left, head downhill towards Bridge Pool.

 

Path

The paths are wide (1.6m) and are well surfaced throughout.

Path The paths are wide (1.6m) and are well surfaced throughout.

At this junction bear right to follow the path around Bridge Pool.

Direction At this junction bear right to follow the path around Bridge Pool.

View across Bridge Pool and William Sprink.

View View across Bridge Pool and William Sprink.

There are plenty of benches and rest areas around the gardens such as this, with a splendid view across the lake.

Seat There are plenty of benches and rest areas around the gardens such as this, with a splendid view across the lake.

Bear right here to begin the loop around the lake.

Direction Bear right here to begin the loop around the lake.

This path follows the edge of the lake with beautiful views at every turn. The Belvedere and Arch Bridge can be seen in the background.

View This path follows the edge of the lake with beautiful views at every turn. The Belvedere and Arch Bridge can be seen in the background.

 

Path

A variety of native and exotic trees and plants such as Gunnera Manicarta border the paths.

Wildlife A variety of native and exotic trees and plants such as Gunnera Manicarta border the paths.

View back towards Consall Hall.

View View back towards Consall Hall.

The path rises gently to approximately 7%

Gradient The path rises gently to approximately 7%

Continue straight-on past the packhorse bridge for an extended walk around the lake.

Direction Continue straight-on past the packhorse bridge for an extended walk around the lake.

The path gradient rises to approximately 10%

Gradient The path gradient rises to approximately 10%

At this fork, bear right.

Direction At this fork, bear right.

Cross the pack-horse bridge at the far-end of the lake. More seating is available here.

Direction Cross the pack-horse bridge at the far-end of the lake. More seating is available here.

View down into the gardens.

View View down into the gardens.

Bear right.

Shelter Bear right.

Follow the path with the lake on your right hand side.

Direction Follow the path with the lake on your right hand side.

The gardens have literally hundreds of 'layered' views such as this one.

View The gardens have literally hundreds of 'layered' views such as this one.

In places, vegetation has caused a narrowing of the path.

Clearance In places, vegetation has caused a narrowing of the path.

Approach to the Belvedere.

Direction Approach to the Belvedere.

View across the pack-horse bridge from the Belvedere.

Shelter View across the pack-horse bridge from the Belvedere.

 

Path

Bear left to return to the start-point or continue straight-on to explore more of the Gardens.

End Bear left to return to the start-point or continue straight-on to explore more of the Gardens.

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