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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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Between 1939 and 1963 Stanmore was an RAF camp where pilots did their basic training, providing accommodation for 3500 recruits and 800 staff. The only original building now remaining is the boiler house chimney stack, which now forms part of the RAF memorial to those killed during the Second World War. Nowadays, Stanmore provides a beautiful woodland setting with open grassy areas and developing scrub habitat, brimming with wildlife. The site has an excellent network of pathways, which are all on level ground, making the park accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs users alike. There is a picnic area near to the main free car park, large, easily accessed kissing gates (RADAR key operated for additional width clearance) and some of the main paths have been resurfaced to improve access around the site.

Surveyed by: , March 2011 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 1.3 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: Yes
Steps: No
Barriers: Yes
Toilets: No

Full Profile

Stanmore  is located on the A458 Stourbridge Road, 2 kilometres east of Bridgnorth, next to the Stanmore Industrial Estate. Grid Ref: SO 743925.

Direction Stanmore is located on the A458 Stourbridge Road, 2 kilometres east of Bridgnorth, next to the Stanmore Industrial Estate. Grid Ref: SO 743925.

Turning off the main road, follow the approach road for approximately 200m towards the industrial estate.

Direction Turning off the main road, follow the approach road for approximately 200m towards the industrial estate.

Look out for the sign on the right hand side of the road.

Direction Look out for the sign on the right hand side of the road.

The maximum headroom of the barrier is 7ft / 2.15m.

Clearance The maximum headroom of the barrier is 7ft / 2.15m.

There are no designated parking spaces for disabled visitors. The parking area on the right is nearest the entrance and is well surfaced.

CarPark There are no designated parking spaces for disabled visitors. The parking area on the right is nearest the entrance and is well surfaced.

An orientation map of Stanmore Country Park is located by the entrance.

Information An orientation map of Stanmore Country Park is located by the entrance.

The kissing gate is accessible to most users of wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility vehicles.

Gate The kissing gate is accessible to most users of wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility vehicles.

Visitors with a RADAR key can open the slide latch, thereby opening the gate beyond the confines of the metal enclosure. This allows greater width clearance.

Gate Visitors with a RADAR key can open the slide latch, thereby opening the gate beyond the confines of the metal enclosure. This allows greater width clearance.

Bear left at the first path junction.

Direction Bear left at the first path junction.

To begin with, the path measures approximately 1m in width over a flat, well compacted surface.

Width To begin with, the path measures approximately 1m in width over a flat, well compacted surface.

Several picnic benches are located near the site entrance, accessed over rough ground.

Seat Several picnic benches are located near the site entrance, accessed over rough ground.

Sections of the path have been upgraded. Here, the path widens to 1.5m with additional surfacing.

Path Sections of the path have been upgraded. Here, the path widens to 1.5m with additional surfacing.

Continue on a long, straight section of the path.

Path Continue on a long, straight section of the path.

The newly surfaced path peters out and becomes slightly rougher, but in good condition nonetheless.

Path The newly surfaced path peters out and becomes slightly rougher, but in good condition nonetheless.

After the picnic area, the next bench is approximately 150m along the trail.

Seat After the picnic area, the next bench is approximately 150m along the trail.

Bear left here to follow the figure-of-eight trail.

Direction Bear left here to follow the figure-of-eight trail.

The path meanders naturally through this part of the woodland.

Path The path meanders naturally through this part of the woodland.

A build up of leaf litter has made the path slightly softer. In wet conditions this may become slightly muddy.

Surface A build up of leaf litter has made the path slightly softer. In wet conditions this may become slightly muddy.

 

Path

Road planings have been used on areas of the trail that are liable to become muddy. Wheelchair users may require assistance through these sections.

Surface Road planings have been used on areas of the trail that are liable to become muddy. Wheelchair users may require assistance through these sections.

A crossroads. Left: a longer route. Right: a shortcut over rough ground. Go straight-on to follow the figure-of-eight trail.

Direction A crossroads. Left: a longer route. Right: a shortcut over rough ground. Go straight-on to follow the figure-of-eight trail.

Shortcut back to the main trail. Wheelchair users may require fit and able assistance over this area.

Surface Shortcut back to the main trail. Wheelchair users may require fit and able assistance over this area.

The condition of the path deteriorates, some may therefore require assistance.

Surface The condition of the path deteriorates, some may therefore require assistance.

Another bench, located approximately 200m from the last one.

Seat Another bench, located approximately 200m from the last one.

Follow the path around to the right.

Direction Follow the path around to the right.

As before, leaf litter has built up on some sections of the path. Some visitors may require assistance here.

Surface As before, leaf litter has built up on some sections of the path. Some visitors may require assistance here.

Turn right by the T-Junction and bench.

Direction Turn right by the T-Junction and bench.

The path widens considerably on the main trail.

Path The path widens considerably on the main trail.

 

Path

For a short detour to the pond bear right here and head through the trees.

Direction For a short detour to the pond bear right here and head through the trees.

View of the pond.

View View of the pond.

The trail turns a corner, bearing right.

Direction The trail turns a corner, bearing right.

Another straight section of the trail with improved surfacing.

Path Another straight section of the trail with improved surfacing.

The short-cut, as seen earlier on the Phototrail appears by the waymarking post. Follow the path around to the left.

Direction The short-cut, as seen earlier on the Phototrail appears by the waymarking post. Follow the path around to the left.

Another bench is located on the corner.

Seat Another bench is located on the corner.

Road planings have been used on some sections of the trail which is less-well compacted. Users of wheelchairs may find that there is more resistance  on this type of surface.

Surface Road planings have been used on some sections of the trail which is less-well compacted. Users of wheelchairs may find that there is more resistance on this type of surface.

The path surface improves here. This is the return point as the path on the right of the picture led to the circular section of the trail. Continue straight-on and retrace the route.

Path The path surface improves here. This is the return point as the path on the right of the picture led to the circular section of the trail. Continue straight-on and retrace the route.

Turn left at this waymark post to view the Royal Air Force Memorial.

Direction Turn left at this waymark post to view the Royal Air Force Memorial.

The path surface is rougher and more narrow than the main trail.

Surface The path surface is rougher and more narrow than the main trail.

Another waymark post can be seen ahead. Bear right.

Direction Another waymark post can be seen ahead. Bear right.

View of the Memorial tower.

Museum & Heritage View of the Memorial tower.

Enter the Memorial area between the Beech hedges.

Museum & Heritage Enter the Memorial area between the Beech hedges.

Four accessible benches are situated inside the Memorial area.

Seat Four accessible benches are situated inside the Memorial area.

Leaving the Memorial area, continue on the trail ahead.

Path Leaving the Memorial area, continue on the trail ahead.

The site entrance can be seen in the background, beyond which is the car park.

End The site entrance can be seen in the background, beyond which is the car park.

Stanmore Country Park Phototrail

 

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