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Countryside events for November

Date issued: 1 November 2017

As autumn really settles in at the park why not wrap up and enjoy it! Seize the opportunity to take a walk through the woodland and take in the beautiful colours and variety of autumn leaves as well as the fantastic fungi which is popping up everywhere. Hot drinks can be purchased on the weekends from our Visitor Centre at Turner road.

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 weekends only now. Saturday and Sunday opening times: 10.00am - 4pm until April.

 

Dates for November

Saturday 4 November: The Magic World of Mushrooms at High Woods Country Park

10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 2.30pm                    

Join fungi expert Sarah Manning on this stroll around High Woods Country Park discover the fascinating mushrooms and toadstools that grow here. Meet at the Visitor Centre at the start of the session, just off of Turner Road. Booking is essential, £4.30 per person.

 

Sunday 5 November: Sunday Stroll at High Woods Country Park

11am - 12 pm

FREE

A three mile Volunteer 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 10 November: 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 12 November: Volunteer Taster Day

10.45am - 3pm                    

Interested in volunteering with the Ranger team? Apply online at www.colchester.gov.uk/volunteering. Meet at High Woods Country Park Visitor Centre CO4 5JR. Tel 01206 853588 for more information.

 

Sunday 19 November: Sunday Stroll at High Woods Country Park

11am - 12 pm

FREE

A three mile Volunteer 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 24 November: 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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