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Accessibility 2018-04-25T09:34:24+00:00

Let's Go Punting Access Statement

This access statement aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our visitors. It does not include personal option as to suitability of this activity for any individual.

Introduction

Our check in desk (mobile bicycle desk) is located at Quayside (CB5 8AB), by Magdalene Bridge.

Our punts depart from the La Mimosa Landing Stage on the corner of Jesus Green outside the La Mimosa Restaurant on Thompsons Lane. The landing stage comprises of a non-slip surface and

Our 2 locations are 200m apart along a wooden boardwalk . There is also a longer pavement route which can be used if conditions are not favourable on the boardwalk.

We aim to provide a year round service where feasible within the constraints of our location. If you have any questions about access please phone us on 01223 651 659 or email us at info@letsgopunting.co.uk

How to find us

Arriving by Car:

Park and Ride

The easiest way to visit Cambridge by car is by using one of the 5 Park and Ride sites surrounding the city. The site best for you will depend on where you are coming from. The buses from the park and ride all go to Drummer Street as indicated on the map above, from there it is a 10 minute walk to our location.. The Bus from the Madingley Park and Ride stops on Bridge street – 2 minute from the Quayside. Information on all of the Park and Ride sites can be found here: Park and Ride – Cambridge.

City Centre Parking

There are a number of multi story car parks in the city Centre, our closest one is Park Street, (indicated on the map above) a short 5 minutes walk.

Please note that traffic can be extremely heavy in Cambridge city Centre, especially at the weekends and there can be queues to enter the Car Parks. Please leave plenty of time to complete your journey to avoid arriving late.

There are also 2 hour Pay and Display bays on Pound Hill and Chesterton Lane which are free after 5pm.

Arriving by Train or Bus

From the train station take any bus into the city Centre. From the main city Centre bus terminal (Drummer St) our punt station is a 10 minute walk along Bridge Street.  Alternatively you can walk (30 minutes) or take a taxi from the station. From the city centre ask any local for directions to Quayside

Arriving by Coach

There is a coach drop off point on Chesterton Lane CB4 3AN (outside the Arundel House Hotel) a 2 minute walk from our Punt departure point at La Mimosa.

Our locations

Our Check in Desk is located on the Quayside. You can check in here if you have already made a booking with us or purchase tickets for punting.

Our punts depart from the La Mimosa Landing Stage. Access from the Quayside is along a wooden boardwalk (200m) with non slip covering and a handrail. There is an alternative hard paved route via Thompsons Lane.

Once at the Landing Stage there are 5 steps with handrail down to the non slip firbeglass mesh. Whilst loading and unloading customers punts are pinned to the landing stage at the front and the back.

Wheelchairs and mobility aids can be used until you reach the top of the steps. They cannot be taken onto the punts as we have not method with which to secure them. Wheelchairs, mobility aids and pushchairs can be stored at our check in desk (left at your own risk).

If assistance is required pelase do let our team know and we will be happy to help.

Our punting tours

We offer chauffeured (guided) tours with up to 12 passengers per punt. Guides have been trained to safely man the punt whilst providing a verbal tour.

The standard tours lasts approximately 50 minutes. Longer tours are available on request.

Tours take place outside, on the river, during daylight hours with the exception of the may Week Fireworks tours (and prearranged tours).

The punts are supplied with foam-filled cushions and blankets. Extra blankets and umbrellas are available upon request.

Conditions permitting, we are open from 10am daily April – September. Last tours leaves between 5pm and 8pm depending on sunlight hours and demand.

October – March we operate between 10am and 3pm on Weekends and selected weekdays subject to weather and river conditions. Please check our website for further information at the time.

Public toilets

There are public toilets on Quayside and on Jesus Green (next to the lcok) open 8:30am-8.00pm. Both have disabled access for visitors in wheelchairs and are a part of the RADAR key scheme.

There are no access to toilets whilst out on the river during your tour.

Additional information

Assistance dogs are welcome and water is available for them on request. Carers are eligible for the concessionary rate.

Website

Our website uses dark text on a white background for ease of reading. Pages can be navigated using the keyboard. Links are given descriptive names and headings have been used to structure content.

Future plans

We are planning addiotnal training for staff on Disability Awareness.

Review our website – particularly the use of tables to ensure accessibility.

Contact information

Quayside Check in Desk
 – Quayside, Cambridge CB5 8AB

La Mimosa Landing Stage – Outside the La Mimosa Restaurant, Corner of Jesus Green, Cambridge CB5 8AQ

Office Address- 30 Milton Road, Cambridge, Cb4 1JY

www.letsgopunting.co.uk  01223 651 659