Access Statement for Ross Park Caravan Park Ipplepen


  • We cater for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents
  • We offer fax, email, textphone and staff always accept Type Talk calls

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

  • Reception area has a large tarmac area to front
  • Accessible parking bays are available in close proximity to reception and shop
  • All facilities are clearly signposted with signs at each junction point. Signs are cream background with large dark brown writing


  • Access to reception (and shop in same building) is directly from the main entrance
  • There is level access
  • The door is 830mm wide
  • There is ample room for a large wheelchair to manoeuvre and turn
  • Staff come from behind reception to greet and those in wheelchairs
  • Accessible parking bays are outside reception for use whilst in reception


  • In the same building and shares the same entrance and parking as the reception
  • Accessible on level surface through reception, steps to rear access
  • Low level counter
  • There is ample room within for a large wheelchair to manoeuvre and turn
  • Staff will offer assistance if required

Public Areas – General (Internal)

  • The roads on the park are a mixture of tarmac and gravel. The gravel roads are raked on a regular basis to maintain smooth surfaces
  • The touring pitches are in one main area, with closely mown grass. 82 of the pitches have gravel hardstandings. Cars can be parked at the side of each pitch.
  • Pitches are allocated on booking and staff are happy to advise on the location and suitability for your requirements. Requests can be made for pitches close to facilities – please do so at time of booking
  • Caravans can be sited on to the pitch by our staff using our own tractors

Public Areas – Facilities

  • The Park has two toilet blocks; the small toilet block is situated at the bottom end of the park and the main block is situated in the centre of the Park at the top end
  • The smaller block has level access to the Ladies and a ramped access to the Gents. No disabled facilities are available in these toilets
  • The main toilet block provides level entry shower, toilet and basin with push taps A parking bay is available outside the main toilet block
  • The main toilet block has level entry unisex shower toilet and washbasin for use by disabled guests. There are coloured grab rails and a wheelchair available for use in the shower and a seat by the washbasin. The tap is a pivot turn on/off and the toilet flush is push button
  • Many pitches have water tap and waste water connection. There are numerous waste water and water taps accessible on those pitches that do not have such facilities and chemical disposal points are also easily accessible.
  • There are numerous dustbin areas, recycling points and fire points around the Park which are no more than 50 metres from any pitch
  • Hedgerows divide the pitches

Restaurant, Lounge area and Take-Away

  • Accessible via ramped access and two doors
  • Drinks provided via waitress service
  • Tables and chairs can moved on request
  • The patio area at the back of the restaurant is level, has no steps and can be accessed from parking area at the front of the main shower block or by driving round to it

Tropical Conservatory

  • Accessible via ramp from restaurant area or from the parking area in front of main shower block or by driving directly round to it; large sliding doors open to the back area onto the patio
  • Chairs and tables can be moved on request
  • Waitress service available for meals and drinks


  • Ramped access through door 830mm wide, with hand rail
  • Level access throughout
  • All machines are front loading, operated by coin/token boxes situated above or on the machines
  • Hand wash sink is standard height
  • Iron and on switch is accessible from seated or standing position and ironing board is adjustable

Playroom and Children’s play area

  • Ramped access to children’s play room, level carpeted room throughout
  • Video games and pool table at standard height
  • Under cover play area is tarmaced with seating (benches) provided
  • Leisure field is level with closely mown grass; dogs not allowed on leisure field

Snooker room

  • Accessed via two steps with hand rail; level carpeted area inside. Outside light triggered by movement when dark

Dishwashing room

  • Level access and spacious interior with room for a large wheelchair to manoeuvre

Tourist Information and Conservation room

  • Gently sloping downward access with hand-rail.
  • Spacious room large enough to allow a large wheelchair to manoeuvre

Dog Walking Fields and Conservation fields

  • Gravel access to certain areas, closely mown grass on all areas including conservation fields

Additional Information

  • Mobile telephone coverage is generally good in this area. A public telephone is available with level access suitable for wheelchair users
  • There is a local bus service within 100 metres of the entrance to the Park and local taxis service the Park
  • Shower facilities are lit all night and the remainder of the park has low level lighting

Contact Information

Ross Park
Park Hill Farm
Moor Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 5TT

Telephone and Fax: 01803 812983

Hours of Operation: Vary according to season; Park owners or wardens available on site 24 hours per day

Local public transport numbers: 0845 600 1420

Local access taxi numbers: 01626 332633