High Woods Country Park
High Woods Country Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
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.
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Peter B
72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The wildlife was amazing, I took so many photos. Yovones pond is a favourite. The visitor centre is brilliant The staff all smile and are very helpful.
Written 4 October 2023
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Jim Reynolds
Colchester, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Nice for a stroll, provided you are up for getting a little lost and disoriented at times. there is a hut with snacks, activities and loos by the carpark. Parking is generally easy (chargeable) The space itself is a lovely mix of forests, fields and lakes. A nice space close to Colchy town.
Written 7 February 2023
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JAMES K
Colchester, UK292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
wow what a fantastic park to visit, it is so vast and green! i love to come down her and just relax and enjoy a few cold cans
Written 29 November 2022
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Bee 🐝
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
So many lovely things to do here. Great for all members of the family. Lovely long walks can be bad here as well as picnics.
Written 28 October 2022
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Tim Ngwena
Colchester, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
About rats in nature. Some species can be found in the wilderness, such as woods and forests, as well as fields and meadows. There are also wild tree rats that live on tropical islands.

Highwoods country park is very diverse in nature so let’s not treat like a restaurant where a rat certainly wouldn’t be welcome.
Written 15 October 2022
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bigbarryessex_11
Colchester, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
wonderful area to explore..great to have a lovely outdoor park in Colchester..freedom from the town..back to nature..you can stroll for miles
Written 20 August 2022
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Rachael G
Aylsham, UK3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Highwoods was a mixed bag - on the one hand the park was lovely with a nice mix of meadows and woodland, some beautiful little becks, and well signposted walks. We did the red route which took us through all of the above and was well signposted (albeit some were a little faded). Initially we were pleased to see a well maintained play and picnic area, but this was tempered somewhat by watching a large rat scurry around, presumably picking up any scraps of picnic left behind.
Written 4 June 2022
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disvis
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
It's a local landmark - also, the shop at the entrance near the hospital has great service such as Lateral Flow tests and other Colchester Council features. The Country park is great and kept well.
Written 11 March 2022
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Connor Peck
Ipswich, UK327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Came here for a parkrun and it was good. The park is quite big and you must go here, it is an excellent place!!
Written 24 October 2021
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Matthew peck
Ipswich, UK422 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I went here for a run and it was really good. It was nice sunny day in early morning. This place is so good and I recommend you visiting.
Written 9 October 2021
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