Accessibility at Conwy

Summary accessibility statement

Before you visit

  • Check accessibility for events and activities.
  • RSPB Conwy is featured in A Rough Guide to Accessible Britain.

How to get here

By train

The nearest train station is Llandudno Junction, half a mile from the reserve. The quickest route is to turn left from the station, take the first left down Conway Road and just before the road bridge (Ffordd 6G), take the footpath to the right, then turn left onto the bridge; cross the road to pavement and continue south past Tesco and Cineworld to the A55 roundabout. The reserve is on the south side of the roundabout and is signposted.

A more enjoyable, but slightly longer walk, is just over a mile (see on foot/bicycle above). A map to the reserve in on a board outside the entrance to Llandudno Junction railway station.

If you’re travelling here by train, take advantage of our offer of a free drink. Present a valid rail ticket for arrival at Llandudno Junction in the Waterside Coffee Shop on the day of travel, and we’ll give you a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

By bus

The nearest bus stop is the number 27 at Tesco, follow directions as above. Many other buses stop nearby in Llandudno Junction (numbers 5, 9, 14, 15, 19 and 84).

By bike

Sustrans cycle route 5. We recommend using the coastal cycle path signposted from Conwy Cob.  From Llandudno Junction rail station, take the first left down Conway Road. Go under the bridge and after 200 m, go under another bridge and immediately up steps. Walk towards Conwy and at the start of the gardens, drop to your right and loop beneath Conwy Road through an underpass, over the footbridge and follow the estuary track south for half a mile to the reserve car park.

By road

From the A55, take junction 18 (signposted Conwy and Deganwy) and follow the brown RSPB signs. The reserve is on the south side of the roundabout. From Conwy, Deganwy and Llandudno, take the A546/A547 to the Weekly News roundabout, drive south past Tesco and the Cinema complex (Ffordd 6G) and cross the roundabout over the A55. The entrance to the reserve is on the south side.

Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Access to facilities

Visitor centre
  • Entry by three steps or a ramp with a handrail on one side.
  • Heavy manual doors open outward.
  • All one level with step-free entry and non-slip vinyl surface.
  • Lowered counter.
  • Hearing induction loop.
  • Good lighting.
  • Clear print materials.
  • Most text in English and Welsh.  
  • Some goods may be difficult to reach.
  • Staff available to assist.
Car parking
8 Blue Badge spaces
  • Tarmac surface on blue badge parking bays.
  • Gravel surface in other parking areas.
Nature trails access
  • Trails are mainly flat; a mixture of surfaces including rolled slate and boardwalk.
  • Gates used to access grazed areas.
  • Benches provided.
  • Information boards in large print.
Viewing points
  • Viewing screens with variable height viewing slots.
  • Occasional weekend staffing at hides.
Café
  • Coffee shop 50m past the visitor centre along a tarmac path.
  • Panoramic windows on a single level with vinyl flooring.
  • Self-service with staff available.
  • Colour-contrasted crockery.
  • Large-handled cutlery.
Picnic area

10 tables with wheelchair spaces between the visitor centre and the coffee shop.

Dogs
  • Sorry, we don't allow dogs, except registered assistance dogs, because there are breeding birds and otters, and, in winter, roosting birds on the reserve.
  • There’s a popular dog walk along the estuary, running north from the reserve.
Play area
  • The landscaped area we call Y Maes is designed for natural play (by children and adults!).
  • There is a variety of ground surfaces, providing a tactile experience. These are all accessible to wheelchairs except the sandpit, which also hosts wooden climbing equipment.
  • The tunnel, path to the top of the viewing mound, events space and grass are accessible to wheelchairs, though the grass can be soft and muddy following prolonged rain.
Educational facilities
  • Step-free, level access throughout.
  • Flexible layout.
  • Non-slip vinyl flooring.
  • Good lighting.

Downloads

Find out more about accessibility at Conwy. PDF, 344Kb

Conwy access statement