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47 reviews so far
02/06/2011 06:41pmchristine theaker
beautiful place, shame about the bags of dog every where on the walks because they ask you to pick it up,but don't provide any bins to put it in
There are dual use bins located at all the key facility areas across the Park. These will take general litter and bagged dog waste.
The Park is covered by the Fouling of Dogs Act (1996). The Park rangers are now trained and authorised to issue £50 fixed penalty fines for failure to 'clean up', and due to understandable pressure from responsible dog walkers and other visitors they are now targeting the problem areas. Simply bagging and leaving is still an offence.
If visitors notice this antisocial behaviour they are encouraged to report the incident straight away to the visitor centre.
we brought our dog along to the park and there is signs everywhere asking to pick up dog waste,but we found only one bin there isn't any up in all the walks,no wonder there was bags of dogdumped everywhere,the money you must make,you should put more bins in the park
We do have large dual use bins positioned at the main facilitiy areas across the site, 6 locations in total. These are for general litter and dog waste together. Interestingly there is not a litter problem in the Park, only a minor issue with some of our dog walkers bagging but not binning. The locations of these bins are clearly marked on our new maps, and map boards. Please drop in to reception on your next visit for more information, and to collect your free dog-dirt bags.
18/05/2011 02:50pmStephen Allen
Hi We passed through QE Country Park Yesterday while cycling the South Downs Way.
We thought is was very poor that the signage for the South Downs Way was almost non-existant in QECP. We were able to follow clear signage on almost all the route but in QECP the South Downs signs disappeared to be replaced by a multitude of the parks own signs indicating numerous trails and activities.
Finding our way through the park was difficult and we had to ask the way. The staff did not seem well informed either. Perhaps your plan is to entrap any passing cyclists or walkers who are trying to follow the South Downs Way. Let them into the park but once here don't show them how to get out. It certainly felt that way. Poor.
We are sorry that you experienced problems with the signing for the South Downs Way. This is the responsibility of the South Downs Way Officer who is based at the National Park head office at Midhurst. I will pass on your comments for his attention. If you could please be more specific with regard to the staff information that you received then I can follow it up.
03/05/2011 08:31amMrs Gurr
We came as a family group to the park yesterday and took advantage of the BBQ hire facility. We had a lovely time, the two hour time slot for BBQ was just right and it was nice to have our 'own'space on a busy bank holiday monday. We went for a walk afterwards and the children enjoyed the juniper trail. We will definately come again. The only complaint that we have is that another visitor, who had a disabled passenger with him, allowed him to remove his lower garments and go to the toilet in full view of our group which included young children. Although this is not exactly your fault, could you please make sure that the toilet facilities are more clearly marked when arriving in the park.
We apologise for the unfortunate actions of one of our visitors. The site has three 'unisex, open-access toilets', two of which are open from 8am to 8pm, and the third is open 24/7. On such a busy day as the Bank Holiday access was limited to the Blue-badge parking, and indeed the general car parks and this will possibly have contributed to the impromtu toilet stop. We hope that your next visit is not disturbed in any way. Should you experience problems in the future then please call the main park number and the duty ranger will come and assist.
26/04/2011 09:00amaudrey sprigg
my family and i visited today, and we had a simply wonderful time, so much natural beauty.
we will definitly come again, and would very much like to hire out a bbq.
I don't understand how people can think that £1 for parking is overpriced? I can't think of anywhere else that charges so low. It's not as if there's an entrance fee and if you visit frequently, than you can buy a cheap season ticket.
It is true that the children's play facilities aren't great in the park, but personally I think it's much more appealing that the Park hasn't been over developed and has kept its natural beauty. I always had a great time here when I was a kid and my children do to. It doesn't take much imagination for children to have fun here, playing in the woodlands and on the Downs, without the need for adventure playgrounds and theme park style rides. Surely they will learn a lot more about nature by exploring these areas than they would if they spent half of their visit flying around on zip wires. Don't get me wrong, those sort of activities are great too, but it's already well catered for elsewhere, as are parks with toddler activities, such as Robin Hill.
Still, it would be good to have a map of the park on the website, as it would help us to plan are visits better.
I cannot believe you are charging £1 per whole day, What if I only want a few hours ? And to charge an extra 50p on a sunday and bank holiday is a bloody rip off !
Most people drive cars - public transport is ! And you want these parks visited by us I asume.
Then try charging less and more appropriately then thankyou.
We are sorry that you find the £1 charge excessive.The current system has been in place for over 5 years without change.
Recent market research shows that over 97% of our visitors thought that the Park provided good or very good value for money(we carry out 400 1:1 visitor survey forms each year).There are cheaper places to park in the Countryside but I am not aware of any with comparable range of facilities that charges less.
If you are likely to visit on a regular basis a season ticket at £30 might be relevant.
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