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“FIRST CLASS COUNTRY PARK”

High Woods Country Park
Ranked #6 of 57 things to do in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 for thousands of different birds and mammals. It's free for humans too. The Council's High Woods team looks after this gem throughout the year. Their welcoming approach to visitors and creative management of the park has lead to it holding the prestigious Green Flag Award since 2004. All in all, a place not to be missed by walkers, cyclists and families alike.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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 busy for a couple of hours.There is also a huge lake where you can usually find fishermen eagerly awaiting "a bite"(permits are needed to fish I think) Overall a lovely place to stroll with family or friends or have a picnic.

Thank holssept10
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"dog walking"
in 11 reviews
"lovely lake"
in 9 reviews
"build dens"
in 4 reviews
"plenty of open space"
in 3 reviews
"signposted walks"
in 3 reviews
"pond dipping"
in 7 reviews
"climbing wall"
in 6 reviews
"different routes"
in 3 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 5 reviews
"green space"
in 5 reviews
"busy town"
in 4 reviews
"small lake"
in 4 reviews
"information centre"
in 3 reviews
"play area"
in 10 reviews
"few hours"
in 8 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 7 reviews
"gift shop"
in 5 reviews
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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 definitely be coming back again. £0.50 for 2 hours of parking too. Highly recommend.

1  Thank coodababy
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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.

Thank nicki_t_1987
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We love this massive Country Park in Colchester..great walking especially when family visit with their dogs.,lovely lakes to watch people fishing.,nice little cafe for snacks etc..

Thank bigbarryEssex
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We came here to Geocache, we
could have easily got lost in there! It is huge! Stunning and beautiful with plenty to look at and admire. We didn’t see as much as we would like as we were short of time but will come again for a longer visit next time. We used the toilets by the visitor centre all clean.

1  Thank Sarah D
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