Colchester: High Woods Country Park Health Walks

About Us

Led by fully trained volunteer walk leaders our 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.  Friday Health Walks are short circular walks of 20 to 30 minutes duration which can be repeated for those who would like to walk for up to an hour in total. Sunday Strolls last 1 1/2 hours. The walks start at 11.00 am from the Visitor Centre (off Turner Road).    Everyone is welcome. For details of dates of walks please go to our webpage  http://www.colchester.gov.uk/article/11801/Walking-for-Health

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Friday Health Walk
Friday Health Walk
Friday Health Walk
1:00
0:30
Sunday Stroll
Sunday Stroll
1:30

High Woods Country Park, a Green Flag park, is 370 acres of mixed woodland, meadows and parkland close to Colchester town centre.

Friday health walks are short circular walks 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 longer - up to an hour.  Sufficient walk leaders participate to ensure that you can walk at your own pace.  The walks take place on surfaced paths (these can be a little muddy in places in winter) with some slight inclines; benches are sited at regular intervals along the routes which go through woodland, with glimpses of the lake and surrounding parkland.

The Sunday Strolls are also led by volunteer walk leaders and last up to 1 1/2 hours, covering more of the park's area. They may be on surfaced and unsurfaced paths with some steeper inclines in places.

The walks are well attended and sociable; everyone is made to feel welcome. Stout footwear advisable.

HOW TO GET TO HIGH WOODS COUNTRY PARK
Bus: No. 8, 8a or 65 towards Highwoods from town.
Walk: 25 minutes from town centre via Castle Park
Cycle: less than 10 minutes from town centre.
Train: 15 minute walk from North Station
Car: Car park situated at Visitor Centre (car park charges apply - 50p for up to 2 hours)

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Contacts

Kelly Sharp
Visitor Centre Officer
01206 853588
kelly.sharp@colchester.gov.uk
  

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