High Woods Country Park Tracing Trail

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A fun and educational way for people of all ages to explore High Woods Country Park’s wildlife.

The Tracing Trail features 11 laser-cut panels depicting different plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds that can be found in the park. The panels are located along a unique walking route that takes in parts of the Red Route, Blue Route, Butterfly Ride, and Easy Access Trail. The whole Tracing Trail is wheelchair/buggy friendly.

Bring your own pencils or crayons and scrap paper to trace the images on the panels, or purchase a trail map booklet from the Visitor Centre for £2. The trail map booklet also includes extra information about each of the animals and plants depicted on the panels.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions


High Woods Country Park Tracing Trail

Type:Nature Trail

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

Tel: 01206 853588