Please report on any reserve good bad or ugly. Any that are particularly good or particularly bad we'll bring it to the attention of the site owner or manager. Not to name and shame but to hopefully aid them in the improvement of the reserves to help both wildlife and people.
A report form will be put up here after consultation with fieldcraft.org.
It will aid in the rating of the reserve and the results will be correlated and placed on here as a searchable database. This will aid all in looking for a great place to visit and go birding
| Accessibility Questionnaire|
When you arrive please make a note the weather as this may be relevant to the condition of the paths.
When you assess Public Transport Links include how far the station or bus stop is away from the reserve and the accessibility of the bus, should you have to use the bus. Also included the transport company's name and phone number is available this should be printed either on the ticket or as a last resort the bus MUST have the company information printed on the side of the bus nearest the kerb, this should included the company name and address.
When looking at any trail or path check to see if there are any information boards or leaflets available so that you have an idea of the length of the trail.
We are looking to see what the best estimate of the trail i, whether it is a circular walk, how many rest stops, seats, benches etc are made available on the trail.
If there are more than one trail please note the number of trails and the estimate of the lengths
When looking a the paths please note the type of surface, tarmac, wood chip, grass etc
The best surface is one that is stable firm and non-slip and free of obstacles such has large stones or loose gravel that could cause slips or trips or problems with wheelchairs.
In a lot of places and trails the surface is likely to be gravel based, loose stone or chippings in all cases do these coverings extend the whole of the path and are there any loose stones larger than 10mm or just under an inch in old 'money'
When judging how steep an indication of whether a path is steep, flat or has a mild gradient will be useful this is subjective so please think and answer would it be difficult to use a wheelchair on the incline?
This is not easy so just do your best.
Information about the inclination of the width of the path ie does it steeply fall to one side?
Are there any cattle grids to cross? And causeways with gaps? Or any wooden paths with gaps that could case wheels to get caught or sticks to get caught?
Are there any surfaces such as wire covered boards? Are they safely attached? Easily visible? Would you 'feel' safe using them?
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