New, larger disabled toilet installed at National Trust Studland

THE National Trust has installed a new, larger toilet at Knoll Beach in Studland to improve accessibility.

Called a Changing Places toilet, the facility is larger than a standard disabled unit and provides space for a hoist, an adult-sized changing bench and a peninsular toilet with a height-adjustable basin.

The installation – which will also be heated – adds to a number of inclusive design measures at Knoll Beach, such as level access from the disabled parking spaces.

Example of a Changing Places toilet. Photo:

Example of a Changing Places toilet. Photo:

Visitors can also hire beach wheelchairs and a power mobility scooter, known as a Tramper.

Funding for the new toilet came from Dorset Council, which secured £454,250 from the Department of Levelling Up to provide eight Changing Places locations across the county.

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Emma Wright, visitor operations and experience manager at Studland Bay, said: “We are delighted to include a Changing Room alongside our other accessible facilities.

“Everyone is welcome at Knoll Beach and we hope to make days out for all as stress free and enjoyable as possible.”

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