There is a wide level gravel path around three-quarters of the basin, which is very suitable for wheelchairs. The path follows the perimeter and would be all-weather suitable. A short section at one of the two Colchester Road entrances is very narrow and would not be wheelchair suitable.
I started my walk at the Colchester Road end. It would be dangerous to park there or in Canterbury Road, so I would suggest either Skye Court or Burdekin Avenue, which are on either side of the Colchester Road entrance.
Apart from the exercise, it is a very easy and pleasant walk with plenty to see botanical wise. Retarding Basins are often overlooked as interesting walk venues but shouldn't be as they have a lot to offer.
Thank you, Neil - your articules are always so helpful. Thank you so much for including information for us dog walkers. It is good to know whether to go or not - and if it is off lead or on lead. Thank you again! All the very best! 😊