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This is a lovely place to visit with great walks and stunning views. It is a really large area in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sarah L
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Great Area

Best outdoor area in Colchester..such a great place for walks etc., lovely lake etc..great for dog... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bigbarryEssex
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London, United Kingdom
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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
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Visitors Centre Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JR, England
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+44 1206 853588
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All reviews dog walking lovely lake build dens plenty of open space signposted walks pond dipping climbing wall different routes great place to walk green space busy town small lake information centre play area few hours couple of hours gift shop
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely place to visit with great walks and stunning views. It is a really large area in Colchester and I am still finding new areas despite having visited regularly. Its great for families with self guided trails, a cafe and shop, play...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best outdoor area in Colchester..such a great place for walks etc., lovely lake etc..great for dog walking..such a big area in a built up area..information center..cafe.

Thank bigbarryEssex
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

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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
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Jenny T
4 October 2017|
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Response from bruce543210 | Reviewed this property |
A few miles
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Oliver123136
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.
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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
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