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Download a map, including three walking trails of different lengths, of High Woods Country Park to best discover this scenic Country Park situated to the north of Colchester town centre.

High Woods Country Park has some of the best walking routes in town, and is suitable for walkers of all abilities, with a selection of circular walks ranging from a quick 30 minute stroll on the blue route through to a more ambitious walk on the yellow route, which will take approximately 2 hours.  

Explore the grassland, woods, meadows, and lakeside views in this beautiful parkland, and enjoy views of Colchester's iconic town centre skyline, situated just a few miles to the south. 

​​​​​​Details of ​facilities, including car parking, at the park itself, as well opening hours of the visitor centre can be found on the main page for High Woods Country Park.

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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 Walks

Type:Walking Route

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

Tel: 01206 853588

Fax: 01206 855287

Opening Times

* Visitor Centre open daily 1 April - 30 September.
Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm.
Weekends 10.30am - 5pm
1 October - 31 March - weekends only.
10am - 4pm
Car park open 7am-10pm Summer, 7am-7pm winter.