Case studies: Bassenthwaite Lake Boathouse

Non-slip ramp access around Bassenthwaite Lake Boathouse
Non-slip ramp access around Bassenthwaite Lake Boathouse
Non-slip ramp access around Bassenthwaite Lake Boathouse Non-slip ramp access at the front of Bassenthwaite Lake Boathouse Gripsure HD non-slip decking boards for access ramp along the boathouse Non-slip decking used at the top and bottom of the boathouse step access

Lake District Calvert Trust

The Lake District Calvert Trust refurbished Bassenthwaite Lake Boathouse and jetty after it was flooded and suffered severe damage during Storm Desmond in 2015. The renovated boathouse and jetty will enable people of all ages and abilities to enjoy a variety of activities on and around the lake including sailing, kayaking and bushcraft sessions.

The Lake District Calvert Trust has been delivering challenging outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities for more than 40 years and pride themselves on being able to cater for the majority of disabilities from mild learning difficulties, to more profound and complex conditions. 

Gripsure Supplied 317 linear meters of Gripsure Boardwalk HD to Stobbarts Limited, the non-slip decking was used around the boathouse to improve visitor accessibility. The result is a highly slip resistant deck that will ensure safe use in both wet and dry conditions meaning that the boathouse and jetty can be used all year round, allowing more disabled children and adults to benefit from the fully-accessible facility. The restored jetty features a specialist hoist to enable wheelchair users to be safely transferred on and off of the lake.

Accessibility is a key focus for an organisation such as The Lake District Calvert Trust. They required something durable, low maintenance and above all safe which Gripsure HD delivers.

The Calvert Trust was pleased with the outcome: “From our perspective, the surface is working very well and provides for a very effective non-slip surface in a location that is often wet and where users have mobility issues.” Sean Day Centre Director.

You can find out more about The Calvert Trust at www.calvertlakes.org.uk

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