High Woods Country Park, Colchester

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#3 of 30 in Wildlife in Essex
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  • We visited for the first time today whilst holidaying in the area. Accompanied by a lively spaniel, we first checked where dogs were allowed off the lead. We walked for a couple of hours through the w...  more »
  • A very good public space plenty of places to walk and explore, the area is well maintained and looked after  more »
  • Found this park on Google Maps while struggling to find something to do in Colchester and it was absolutely beautiful. Loads of rolling hills with views around Colchester and further into Essex. It ha...  more »
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  • Very good park to walk around and cheap to park (50p for two hours, £2.00 for 2+ hours, £4 all day). Only slight criticism is the shop only takes Cash only, but apart from that well worth a visit for a walk.
  • Really lovely place to visit with the family. There are a few play areas suitable for different ages, den building and also a beautiful lake. There are many footpaths and in the summer it's lovely to have a picnic on the grass overlooking the lake.
  • A stunningly beautiful place. Can't believe it's in the middle of a built up area. The park has a beautiful lake which you can fish in the open season. Lovely walks in the woods. A large expance of greenery complete with seats which goes down to the beautiful lake. The park has an assault course play area for children aged 8 and upwards. Also picnic table area and visitor information shop.
  • A great park where you can wonder round fields / a lake / forest area. There are some trails if you start at the visitor centre but also lots of paths if you start at any of the other entrances. If you park at visitor centre there is also a play park nearby for little people.
  • A lovely country walk but very hilly, OK for people whom are active but, not a good place to take your ageing parents!

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A short train ride from London, Colchester is a university and working town. Hotels in the town center are near the main attractions, but for less expensive lodging consider a room near the university campus, which is situated in a tree-filled parkland.
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