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Countryside events for September

Date issued: 24 August 2017

The summer holidays may be over but the summer fun doesn't need to be. There are organised walks and events as well as activities you can do your selves, including Scavenger bags and orienteering maps for a cost of 50p.

Before you visit, why not download the High Woods Wildlife Trail app? It will add another dimension to any visit and was developed in association with the Colchester Natural History Society. It can be downloaded via Google Play.

High Woods Country Park Visitor Centre is open at weekdays and weekends. Weekdays: 10am - 4.30pm; Weekends: 10.30am - 5pm until the autumn.

 

Dates for September

Friday 1 September: Friday Health Walk at High Woods Country Park

11am - 12 pm

FREE

Led by trained Health Walk Leaders, an ideal way to improve fitness or mobility in a sociable atmosphere. The walk follows a one mile circuit which can be repeated for those who want to go a bit further. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Tea and coffee afterwards. No need to book. Tel 01206 853588 for more information.

 

Sunday 10 September: Sunday Stroll at High Woods Country Park

11am - 12 pm

FREE

A three mile Ranger led walk through the Country Park on varying terrain. Sturdy footwear advisable. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Tea and coffee afterwards. No need to book. Tel 01206 853588 for more information

 

Friday 15 September: Friday Health Walk at High Woods Country Park

11am - 12 pm

FREE

Led by trained Health Walk Leaders, an ideal way to improve fitness or mobility in a sociable atmosphere. The walk follows a one mile circuit which can be repeated for those who want to go a bit further. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Tea and coffee afterwards. No need to book. Tel 01206 853588 for more information.

 

Saturday 16 September: Bushcraft for Beginners at High Woods Country Park

10am - 2pm 

£10 per adult             £5 per child

BOOK IN ADVANCE          

An introduction to basic Bushcraft skills including fire lighting, knife skills, wild food, foraging and shelter building. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, meet at the Visitor Centre. Tickets for bookable events can only be purchased through the Visitor Information Centre in Hollytrees Museum. In person: Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park, CO1 1UG; By telephone: 01206 282920

 

Friday 22 September: Bat Evening at Colchester Cemetery

6.30pm - 8.30pm    

£4.30 per adult, children free

BOOK IN ADVANCE

Meet the Ranger and join the led walk around Colchester Cemetery identifying different bats including crossing the road and taking a look at bat activity over the lake at Bourne Valley. Please bring a torch, meet at the Anglican Chapel, Cemetery, Mersea, RdCO2 8RU. Tickets for bookable events can only be purchased through the Visitor Information Centre in Hollytrees Museum. In person: Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park, CO1 1UG; by telephone: 01206 282920

 

Sunday 24 September: Sunday Stroll at High Woods Country Park

11am - 12 pm

FREE

A three mile Ranger led walk through the Country Park on varying terrain. Sturdy footwear advisable. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Tea and coffee afterwards. No need to book. Tel 01206 853588 for more information

 

Friday 29 September: Friday Health Walk at High Woods Country Park

11am - 12 pm

FREE

Led by trained Health Walk Leaders, an ideal way to improve fitness or mobility in a sociable atmosphere. The walk follows a one mile circuit which can be repeated for those who want to go a bit further. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Tea and coffee afterwards. No need to book. Tel 01206 853588 for more information.

 

Nordic Walking: Group sessions on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

High Woods Country Park

Nordic walking is a unique form of exercise that benefits everybody, from those with medical problems to the super fit. In partnership with Kardia Health and Wellbeing, High Woods has become the first Nordic Walking Park in England. There is also a 3 mile way-marked Nordic walking trail.

 

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For further information please contact communications@colchester.gov.uk or call 07815 088150.