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  • Green Flag Award
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Walking Event, from 13 Feb 2019, £6

High Woods Country Park

High Woods Country Park

High Woods Country Park


We are a very active and social Nordic Walking Group, offering all levels of walks for all levels of health and fitness. In addition we are qualified and experienced in working in the area of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise with special populations. Our base is High Woods Country Park in Colchester, the first Nordic Walking Park in the UK, but we also have regular walks across North East Essex. We provide Taster and Learn to Walk Sessions so that the Nordic Walking technique can be correctly learnt for the maximum benefits.

Our Health and Wellness walks are particularly ‘mindful’, as we encourage our clients to notice and enjoy being outside in ‘green spaces’.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 20 Feb 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Sat 23 Feb 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Wed 27 Feb 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Sat 2 Mar 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Wed 6 Mar 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Sat 9 Mar 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Wed 13 Mar 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Sat 16 Mar 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Wed 20 Mar 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Sat 23 Mar 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Wed 27 Mar 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Sat 30 Mar 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Wed 3 Apr 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Sat 6 Apr 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Wed 10 Apr 2019 10:00 to 11:00
Meeting Place: The Visitor Centre
Facilities: Toilets, paying Car Park, Café open April – September.

A Valid Registered Nordic Walking UK Freedom Card is required to book certain walks.
Please visit the Nordic Walking North Essex Website for more information


£6.00 per session
Paid parking available.


Penny Parker Fitness


Visitor Centre,
Turner Road,


See location of High Woods Country Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 997271  Lat: 51.90660 Long: 0.90476

By Road:
Come out of the train station and take the second exit on the roundabout, Bruff Close. Follow this road to the end where it meets Northern Approach Road (A134) Cross over the A134 and turn right into Turner Road. Continue along Turner Road and High Woods Country Park is the fifth turning on your right.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Colchester North station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system