Access Statement: Hippersons Boatyard Hippersons boat yard can be accessed by boat, vehicle, cycle or foot. Boat visitors arrive to a floating pontoon located near to the entrance of the basin. All other visitors arrive to a car park and the reception is located on your right hand side. As much of the landscaping makes use of what nature provides us there are some uneven surfaces. There is a gentle slope that needs to be walked up to gain access to the office door. The office door itself has two steps in order to gain entry.

Hire Boats: To walk to the hire boats from the reception is a 1 minute stroll, with some gentle slopes along the way dipping down towards the basin. The electric hire boats are all moored on Floating pontoons, which, depending on the tide may need one or two steps up or down. To get into the dayboats themselves you need to raise your leg over a height or approximately 30cms. With notice and communication we have helped many customers in wheelchairs and with limited mobility into the boats.

Canoes and Kayaks: These are kept at the bottom of the slipway which is a 1 minute walk behind the office and has a gentle incline down to the river. It is possible for the boatyard to bring canoes and Kayaks to the Floating pontoon for easier access by arrangement.

Bikes: These are kept in the workshop and brought out to customers as they arrive.

Caravan and Motorhome site: Is located to the left hand side as you drive in, and electric and power points are located at appropriate intervals around the designated area. Our staff will show you around on arrival, and as it is natural field there are some uneven surfaces. We regularly roll and cut the grass to keep it as flat as possible

Moorings: Moorings are located around the basin and along the river front. All are accessed by a path that runs alongside, some is concrete, some gravel and some dirt paths with grass verges. There are uneven surfaces on the paths, they are maintained, but mostly use natural materials which alter throughout the seasons. There is one iron gate on the path that needs opening and closing by hand. Mobility scooters have made their way around, and individual boat owners make their own access arrangements onto their boats.

Houseboats: Houseboats are located around the basin and along the river front. All are accessed by a path that runs alongside, some is concrete, some gravel and some dirt paths with grass verges. There are uneven surfaces on the paths, they are maintained, but mostly use natural materials which alter throughout the seasons. There is one iron gate on the path that needs opening and closing by hand. Mobility scooters have made their way around, and also customers in wheel chairs, although we always suggest calling for a conversation first.

Coot Club - this is the nearest houseboat, with a stroll of 2/3 minutes. Coot Club has a ramp that floats up and down with the tide, and the tidal range can be up to 1.0 metres. Once on the houseboat veranda there is a very tiny step over the French doors to gain access. None of the facilities have been adapted on board.

Swallows - this is the second houseboat, with a stroll of 3/4 minutes. Swallow has a step onto the balcony that floats up and down with the tide, and the tidal range can be up to 1.0 metres. Depending on the tide, you either step onto, step up or step down to the veranda using the steps provided if required. Once on the houseboat veranda there is a very tiny step over the French doors to gain access. None of the facilities have been adapted on board.

Lucky Venture - this is the third houseboat, with a stroll of 5 minutes. Lucky Venture floats up and down with the tide, and the tidal range can be up to 1.0 metres. To gain access to Lucky Venture you either step up, across or down onto the Veranda using the steps provided. Once on the houseboat veranda there is a normal door to open and gain access. None of the facilities have been adapted on board.

Amazons - this is the furthest houseboat, with a stroll of 5 minutes. Amazons floats up and down with the tide, and the tidal range can be up to 1.0 metres. To step onto Amazons you either step up, across or down using the steps provided. Once on the houseboat there is a normal door through which you gain access. None of the facilities have been adapted on board.

Secret Water: Luxury Glamping Pod Secret Water - this is the only floating Glamping pod, with a gentle stroll of 4/5 minutes. Secret Water has a ramp that floats up and down with the tide, and the tidal range can be up to 1.0 metres. Once on the houseboat veranda there are two steps up to the bespoke Circular door windows to gain access. None of the facilities have been adapted on board.

Toilets There are two customer toilets located around the right hand side of the reception as you look towards the reception door. The toilets have two steps into them, and have not been adapted.