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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Walking Event, from 11 Oct 2019, free entry

High Woods

High Woods

Details

Led by fully trained volunteer walk leaders our FREE walks are an ideal way to improve fitness or mobility in a sociable atmosphere and are held in a regular fortnightly pattern on alternate Fridays and Sundays throughout the year. The walks start from the Visitor Centre off Turner Road.

A short circular walk suitable for all abilities, including beginners. Each circuit will take between 20 and 30 minutes and can be repeated for those who wish to walk up to an hour in total.

Paid parking available. Tea and coffee sold for £1.00 afterwards. Cash only.

Stout footwear is advisable.

For more information please contact the Centre on 01206 853588 or email countryside@colchester.gov.uk

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

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 25 Oct 2019 11:00 to 12:00
Fri 8 Nov 2019 11:00 to 12:00
Fri 22 Nov 2019 11:00 to 12:00
Fri 6 Dec 2019 11:00 to 12:00
Led by fully trained volunteer walk leaders, our FREE walks are an ideal way to improve fitness or mobility in a sociable atmosphere and are held in a regular fortnightly patterm on alternate Fridays and Sundays throughout the year. The walks start from the Visitor Centre off of Turner Road.

Prices

Free entry

Address

Visitor Centre,
Turner Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO4 5JR

Directions

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

Facilities

  • 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

Parking

  • 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

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • 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