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ALways good

Many a trip there always a good walk and plenty to photograph if your a keen photographer, do dress... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris C
Colchester, United Kingdom
Green oasis on the edge of town

This place was originally earmarked for building on when the Highwoods development was being... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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“dog walking”(11 reviews)
“build dens”(4 reviews)
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High Woods Country Park is one of Colchester's beauty spots. The Country Park includes woodland, open spaces (ideal for picnics) a lake and wildflower meadows. Along with marshy areas, hayfields and scrubland, High Woods provides the right habitat...more
Visitors Centre Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JR, England
+44 1206 853588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many a trip there always a good walk and plenty to photograph if your a keen photographer, do dress up in warm and protective clothing though.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was originally earmarked for building on when the Highwoods development was being planned but with a concerted campaign the area of 198 acres of woods and surrounding fields were saved and are now managed as a country park. There is a visitor centre,...More

Thank sfmann106
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Large car park, easy to find, toilets and information centre. Wooded area - bluebell time’s a picture - lake and plenty of open space for family picnics. Enjoy!

Thank 347valerie
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We love coming to Highwoods Country Park and such a huge space for families, walking solo with with your dog. Cycling too is really good too. So many different ways to visit the park from many locations including the main visitors centre off Turner Road....More

Thank SimonN393
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Took my sisters dog for a walk in this huge park such a gem of a place especially in this gorgeousness hot weather

Thank Bloomfielder
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We loved this park - we even walked there from Colchester. Wonderful place to walk - for both humans and dogs. There is a lake, walks through forest-like areas, and walks through open areas. There are three major paths clearly signposted and many other paths....More

3  Thank barbara361
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Bearing in mind area, surprised at how pleasant this country park is. Okay, so you're never too far away from housing, but it doesn't spoil things too much. There is a choice of signed walks; you can take either the short or the longer ones....More

Thank CityBoy50
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Beautiful relaxing walks can be had here ! Plenty of parking and a visitors centre available with picnic tables.This will keep the children amused too with lovely safe play areas and spaces to build dens.A wildlife pond is accessible and various walks/trails to keep you...More

Thank holssept10
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Needed something to do for a few hours and stumbled upon this place. Absolutely gorgeous country park With plenty to do for the kids. Gutted we didn’t have more time to spend here as it’s just lovely. If we ever come back to Colchester I’ll...More

1  Thank coodababy
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Took our dog and young son for a visit. Lovely to walk round and also has a nice play area. Parking was only 50p for up to 2 hours.

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Jenny T
4 October 2017|
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Response from bruce543210 | Reviewed this property |
A few miles
24 August 2017|
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Response from Pandora998 | Reviewed this property |
Certainly - there are two excellent play areas that cater for younger and the more adventurous opposite the path from each other just down from the visitor centre.
Sharon T
26 August 2016|
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Response from Colchester B | Property representative |
Yes there is a Visitor Centre located at the turner road entrance. The Visitor Centre can provide tea, coffee, cold drinks, ice cream as well as a selection of confectionary and souvenirs. the Visitor Centre is a cash only... More