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Choose car park carefully

I visit High Woods regularly. If all you want to do is a walk or bike ride that use the car park at... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Steve T
Colchester, United Kingdom
Haven of peace

This is a wonderful facility for Colcestrians and visitors to enjoy - and many do. The country park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary B
Colchester, 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
Visitors Centre Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JR, England
+44 1206 853588
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visit High Woods regularly. If all you want to do is a walk or bike ride that use the car park at the end of Chanterelle as there is no charge. If you want a coffee as well (limited opening) then use the entrance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful facility for Colcestrians and visitors to enjoy - and many do. The country park is just that - a country park. It is well-managed by the borough council but is not a manicured park. It has areas of grassland left to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for children and dogs. Lots of areas for them to explore and have fun. Can also buy drinks, ice cream or snacks.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank unhappy066
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many different paths. Magnificent trees and if you're quick enough, look out for the occasional Deer!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TriniDunc
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SimonN393
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Jenny T
5 October 2017|
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Response from bruce543210 | Reviewed this property |
A few miles
25 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
27 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