High Woods Country Park, Colchester

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#3 of 26 in Wildlife in Essex
High Woods Country Park is located in Colchester. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Colchester holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the High Woods Country Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 12, 2017
    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 »
  • August 3, 2017
    A very good public space plenty of places to walk and explore, the area is well maintained and looked after  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    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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  • 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.
  • It's a really nice place to walk your dog or just go for a run or a walk. Good place to get some fresh air.
  • Great for kids dogs and families. Good walks. Beautifully lake. Dipping pond.
  • I spend a shed load of time here. Visit nearly every day - whether it's walking the fog, looking for great photos, picking elderflowers/berries for homebrew or just taking in the peaceful Essex countryside a spit's distance from Colchester town centre. There's also a good number of geocaches to find!
  • Great place to go for a walk and explore. My two year old loves being outdoors. There are ducks for her to see aswell as other nature in the Lake. The park is slightly big for her but she gives it all a go.

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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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