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image for Country Park item typeDeep Hayes Country Park

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Country Park, free entry


Countryside Ranger

01538 387655


Visitor Centre,
Sutherland Road,
ST13 7JS


This is a country park covering just over 60 hectares of land. Once the site of a large reservoir supplying drinking water to Stoke on Trent. That reservoir has been reduced to 3 large scenic pools surrounded by way-marked walks through picturesque woodland and flower rich meadows which link to the adjacent Canal towpaths.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Mobile phone coverageGrounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

Summer: Friday - Monday 11:00 - 17:00
Winter: Saturday & Sunday 14:00 - 16:00,

Easter Monday, Mayday, May & August Bank Holiday Monday 14:00 - 16:00

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Free entry

Free entry



See location of Deep Hayes Country Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SJ 960534  Lat: 53.07858 Long: -2.05978

From M6 juntion 15 or 16 onto the A500, then follow A53 for Leek, continue on this road for some distance heading until you see the brown tourism signs for the site.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls


  • This is a Country Park in a rural setting and whilst every effort has been made to give good access in high use areas such as the Visitor Centre there are inevitably areas of the wider park that due to topography and ground conditions are unsuitable for wheelchair access or for people with impaired mobility.

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