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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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This route is designed to help people get from Stirling Council Headquarters at Viewforth to Stirling train station. The route passes through the city centre along pavements and pedestrianised areas. There are plenty of cafes, shops and places to sit along the way. This route is best used on foot but could be cycled. There are controlled pedestrian crossings at all road crossings with dropped kerbs and tactile paving. There are no obstructions and it is a gentle downhill gradient for most of the way.

Surveyed by: Richard Barron, January 2012 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 1.0 km

Public Transport: The route starts at Stirling Council Headquarters in Viewforth, Stirling. There are bus stops outside the complex. Stirling train station is close to Stirling bus station.
Car Park: At Viewforth and the train station.
Steps: There are steps at the front entrance to Stirling Council at Viewforth but these can be avoided by using the ramped access to the rear of the building.
Barriers: There are ticket barriers at Stirling train station but a wide barrier is provided so access is not restricted.
Toilets: There are toilets available in Stirling train station.

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There is a flight of steps at the entrance. These can be avoided by using the ramped access to the rear of the building. There is visitor and disabled parking at the main entrance. Speak to reception on arrival to organise a parking permit.

Step There is a flight of steps at the entrance. These can be avoided by using the ramped access to the rear of the building. There is visitor and disabled parking at the main entrance. Speak to reception on arrival to organise a parking permit.

There are steps after leaving the main entrance and heading towards the road. These can be avoided by using the ramped access to the rear of the building when leaving the Council.

Step There are steps after leaving the main entrance and heading towards the road. These can be avoided by using the ramped access to the rear of the building when leaving the Council.

There are dropped kerbs at this crossing point.
There is a bus stop on the other side of the main road with buses going to Stirling centre.

Public Transport There are dropped kerbs at this crossing point. There is a bus stop on the other side of the main road with buses going to Stirling centre.

There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving at the road crossing at then Council entrance.

Surface There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving at the road crossing at then Council entrance.

 

Path

 

Path

There are cobbles at the pedestrian side entrance to the Council where it joins the route.

Surface There are cobbles at the pedestrian side entrance to the Council where it joins the route.

 

Path

There is a driveway entrance that breaks the pavement. The kerbs are not flush with road.

Step There is a driveway entrance that breaks the pavement. The kerbs are not flush with road.

The pavement joins the road on approach to the crossing. The pavement is not flush with the road.

Step The pavement joins the road on approach to the crossing. The pavement is not flush with the road.

There are bollards across the path but the gap exceeds 1.5m. There is a  steeper gradient down to the road crossing here. There are also handrails down to the road.

Gradient There are bollards across the path but the gap exceeds 1.5m. There is a steeper gradient down to the road crossing here. There are also handrails down to the road.

There is a controlled  pedestrian crossing. There is tactile paving and dropped kerbs.

Surface There is a controlled pedestrian crossing. There is tactile paving and dropped kerbs.

On the other side of the crossing there is a dropped kerb, tactile paving and handrails. The gradient increases for a short distance.

Gradient On the other side of the crossing there is a dropped kerb, tactile paving and handrails. The gradient increases for a short distance.

 

Path

This is a more open area with seating and an information board about Stirling.

Seat This is a more open area with seating and an information board about Stirling.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

There is a controlled pedestrian crossing with dropped kerbs and tactile paving to reach the pedestrianised area.

Surface There is a controlled pedestrian crossing with dropped kerbs and tactile paving to reach the pedestrianised area.

The pedestrianised area offers seating, high street shops, banks and ATMs as well as food outlets.

Path The pedestrianised area offers seating, high street shops, banks and ATMs as well as food outlets.

There are many seats in the pedestrianised area. It also offers high street shops, banks and ATMs as well as food outlets.

Information There are many seats in the pedestrianised area. It also offers high street shops, banks and ATMs as well as food outlets.

There are many seats in the pedestrianised area. It also offers high street shops, banks and ATMs as well as food outlets.

Cafe There are many seats in the pedestrianised area. It also offers high street shops, banks and ATMs as well as food outlets.

There are many seats in the pedestrianised area. It also offers high street shops, banks and ATMs as well as food outlets.

Cafe There are many seats in the pedestrianised area. It also offers high street shops, banks and ATMs as well as food outlets.

There are many seats in the pedestrianised area. It also offers high street shops, banks and ATMs as well as food outlets.

Seat There are many seats in the pedestrianised area. It also offers high street shops, banks and ATMs as well as food outlets.

The pavement is wide and flat from the end of the pedestrianised area to the train station.

Seat The pavement is wide and flat from the end of the pedestrianised area to the train station.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Cafe

There is a recycling bin here and litter bins are located along the route.

Path There is a recycling bin here and litter bins are located along the route.

There is cycle parking available at a number of locations on route. This is outside the entrance to the Thistles shopping centre.

Path There is cycle parking available at a number of locations on route. This is outside the entrance to the Thistles shopping centre.

There is a taxi rank on the left hand side of the road.

Path There is a taxi rank on the left hand side of the road.

Shop fronts on this section provide shelter in bad weather.

Shelter Shop fronts on this section provide shelter in bad weather.

There is a fingerpost showing the direction to main locations as well as an information panel with historical information about Stirling.

Information There is a fingerpost showing the direction to main locations as well as an information panel with historical information about Stirling.

Wide street going towards train station at the end of the road. There is a controlled road crossing half way along the street.

Path Wide street going towards train station at the end of the road. There is a controlled road crossing half way along the street.

There is a controlled pedestrain crossing with dropped kerbs.

Path There is a controlled pedestrain crossing with dropped kerbs.

The train station is ahead.

Path The train station is ahead.

There is a controlled crossing to reach the train station.

Path There is a controlled crossing to reach the train station.

Cross at the controlled pedestrian crossing. There are dropped kerbs.

Path Cross at the controlled pedestrian crossing. There are dropped kerbs.

There is a zebra crossing to cross the taxi rank and dropping off point to access the train station.

Path There is a zebra crossing to cross the taxi rank and dropping off point to access the train station.

 

Public Transport

The plaque on the entrance to the station provides some history to Stirling train station.

Information The plaque on the entrance to the station provides some history to Stirling train station.

Train station entrance. The ticket office is on the left.

Path Train station entrance. The ticket office is on the left.

There is a WHSmiths and a cafe in the station.

Cafe There is a WHSmiths and a cafe in the station.

Departure and arrival boards are on the left as you enter the station.

Information Departure and arrival boards are on the left as you enter the station.

There are self serve ticket machines on the left as you enter the station.

Path There are self serve ticket machines on the left as you enter the station.

There is an information point on the left as you enter the station.

Information There is an information point on the left as you enter the station.

There are toilets on the left as you enter the station.

Toilets There are toilets on the left as you enter the station.

There is an ATM as you enter the station.

Information There is an ATM as you enter the station.

There is a barrier in operation on the right as you enter. You will need your train ticket to go to your platform. There is a wide access point if needed.

Barrier There is a barrier in operation on the right as you enter. You will need your train ticket to go to your platform. There is a wide access point if needed.

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