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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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Jubilee Gardens are formed on a steep slope above the Ilfracombe Museum located between Wilder Road and the sea, merging on its East side with the Landmark Theatre. Jubilee Gardens is an open, grassed area with flower beds, shrubs and trees criss-crossed with footpaths. The footpaths are of varying widths and gradients ranging from 28.5% (1:3.5) to 7.5% (1:13)with uneven steps along all but one of the routes through the Gardens. From the higher parts of the gardens there are views out to sea or back across the gardens and rooftops. For people who can manage the steep paths there are numerous wooden seats along most of the routes through the gardens.

Surveyed by: geoff savage, June 2011 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 4More Information
Distance: 0.6 km

Public Transport: Local Ilfracombe and Barnstaple bus services run along Wilder Road approximately 60m from Jubilee Gardens. 3,21a,30,31,32,35,300&302
Car Park: There are two car parks that can be used for access to Jubilee Gardens. They are either side of the Landmark Theatre, 48 on the side nearest the sea and 51 between the Theatre and Wilder Road. In front of the Theatre are 3 accessible spaces and 4 more nearby outside Runnymede Gardens. All users have to pay for parking.
Steps: Numerous steps which are uneven but clearly marked with white paint
Barriers: Only from steep gradients, steps and narrow paths
Toilets: There are toilets including accessible WC's within the Landmark Theatre some 40m from Jubilee Gardens

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Car park in front of the Landmark Theatre, 51 spaces with a second car aprk 48 spaces just beyond the theatre

CarPark Car park in front of the Landmark Theatre, 51 spaces with a second car aprk 48 spaces just beyond the theatre

4 designated accessible spaces alongside Runnymede Gardens

Blue Badge parking bays 4 designated accessible spaces alongside Runnymede Gardens

 

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3 designated accessible spaces outside the Landmark Theatre

Blue Badge parking bays 3 designated accessible spaces outside the Landmark Theatre

 

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Start of path nearest to accessible parking.
Good quality surfaces, dropped kerb. Gradient becomes 14% (1:7)

Start Start of path nearest to accessible parking. Good quality surfaces, dropped kerb. Gradient becomes 14% (1:7)

Turn right towards the theatre conical towers

Path Turn right towards the theatre conical towers

follow path between the towers. Turn right for steps down to the promenade or left uphill.

Direction follow path between the towers. Turn right for steps down to the promenade or left uphill.

Three flights of steps down to Promenade car park

Step Three flights of steps down to Promenade car park

Footpaths are between 1.1 - 2m all good surfaces.
Long uphill section with gradient of 9.5% (1:10.5)

Gradient Footpaths are between 1.1 - 2m all good surfaces. Long uphill section with gradient of 9.5% (1:10.5)

Path

break in hedging to join footpath within gardens
Gradient 12.5% (1:8)

Path break in hedging to join footpath within gardens Gradient 12.5% (1:8)

End of old path overlooking promenade carpark

Path End of old path overlooking promenade carpark

Path to top of Jubilee Gardens

Direction Path to top of Jubilee Gardens

Seating area at highest point of Jubilee Gardens
Views over Ilfracombe

Seat Seating area at highest point of Jubilee Gardens Views over Ilfracombe

Water feature turned off at time of survey

Path Water feature turned off at time of survey

View form Water feature seating area

View View form Water feature seating area

Path down to the right

Path Path down to the right

Path width 900mm. This runs parallel along the top of the gardens inside the hedge

Path Path width 900mm. This runs parallel along the top of the gardens inside the hedge

Clearly seen but uneven steps along path and on alternative path down to right.

Step Clearly seen but uneven steps along path and on alternative path down to right.

 

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Path

 

Path

 

Path

Path

Path

Gradient 25% (1:4) in places before joining the lower path

Gradient Gradient 25% (1:4) in places before joining the lower path

 

Step

Path back towards the theatre

Path Path back towards the theatre

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Alternative path up  through gardens

Step Alternative path up through gardens

 

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Alternative path at lower level

Path Alternative path at lower level

 

Seat

Uneven steps down Western side of gardens

Step Uneven steps down Western side of gardens

More steps down to Ilfracombe Museum car park

Step More steps down to Ilfracombe Museum car park

Alternative route back to car parks

Path Alternative route back to car parks

Ilfracombe Museum entrance

Path Ilfracombe Museum entrance

Gradient up to car parks 14% (1:7)

Path Gradient up to car parks 14% (1:7)

Ilfracombe - Jubilee Gardens Phototrail

 

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