High Woods Country Park, Colchester

4.8
#3 of 31 in Wildlife in Essex
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  • Highwoods Country Park is a wonderful escape from the busy town. The centre piece is a large lake with ducks and wildlife. Plenty of secluded areas to explore. Perfect for dog walking and hiking. Clos...  more »
  • An oasis in Colchester, ancient woodland, a small lake, large grass areas , meadow land and really good little visitor centre, also play areas for children  more »
  • Looking out of the lounge windows it was a great day, the dogs were chomping at the bit for a walk so we ended up here. You cannot feel the wind through the lounge window! It was very cold (not the pa...  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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