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

Route Filmstrip & Description

Runnymede gardens is a small enclosed garden close to the Landmark Theatre and sea front in Ilfracombe. There is a car park adjacent with spaces for 51 cars. There are 7 accessible parking spaces close by although not in the car park itself. All users have to pay for parking. The local buses from Barnstaple stop in Wilder Road just opposite the gardens. There is a gradient along the footpath of approximately 6.5% (1:15) down to the gardens entrance. The gardens have one stepped entrance in Wilder Road and one level entrance opposite the Theatre. The gardens are mainly level with a small stream running through the middle. There is a meandering footpath round the gardens with narrow footpaths criss-crossing the gardens with small stone bridges over the stream. The footpaths are all good surfaces in tarmacadam although in places only 900mm wide. In the centre of the gardens is a bandstand which has 6 steps up to the seating area. There are low walls either side of the steps but no handrails. As seen in the photographs the gardens are used annually during a Victorian week event. The stream running through the gardens has stone edging all along it which give some indication to visually impaired people but there are no upstands or any other tactile warning of the stream. The flow at the time of the survey was low so there was no sound to help identify its location. The gardens currently have line of timber hoarding along the western boundary where there used to be a building that has now been demolished. Two of the footpaths terminate at the hoarding.

Surveyed by: geoff savage, June 2011 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 0.2 km

Public Transport: Local bus service round Ilfracombe and from Barnstaple. 3/21A/30/31/32/35/300 & 302.
Car Park: Landmark Theatre car park with 51 spaces. 7 other designated spaces close by. All users have to pay for parking
Steps: One set of steps from Wilder Road (9 concrete steps with only one handrail)
Barriers: No
Toilets: Nearest toilets are in the Landmark Theatre approximately 50m away.

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Wilder Road stepped entrance on left

Public Transport Wilder Road stepped entrance on left

 

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Downhill gradient 6.5% (1:15) from Wilder Road alongside accessible parking bays to level access entrance to gardens

Blue Badge parking bays Downhill gradient 6.5% (1:15) from Wilder Road alongside accessible parking bays to level access entrance to gardens

3 accessible bays outside Landmark Theatre

Blue Badge parking bays 3 accessible bays outside Landmark Theatre

Pedestrian exit from car park

CarPark Pedestrian exit from car park

 

CarPark

Level access entrance to Gardens

Start Level access entrance to Gardens

Walking to the left on a clockwise route

Path Walking to the left on a clockwise route

 

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plenty of seats around the gardens

Path plenty of seats around the gardens

 

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typical small bridge

Path typical small bridge

 

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temporary hoarding across paths

Path temporary hoarding across paths

back towards level entrance

Path back towards level entrance

End Leaving the gardens

Ilfracombe - Runnymede Gardens Phototrail

 

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