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Countryside events for December

Date issued: 22 November 2017

With Christmas fast approaching why not take the time to enjoy the simple things in life, away from the hustle and bustle of the high street.

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. Saturday and Sunday opening times: 10.00am - 4pm until April. The park itself is open to the public at all times.

 

Dates for December

Sunday 3 December: 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 8 December: 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.

 

Thursday 21 December: Winter Woodland Crafts

10am - 12pm

£4.30 per child

Join us in the woods for a morning of fun, making winter decorations from natural material out in the woodland. Suitable for ages 4+, children must be accompanied at all times. Meet at the Visitor Centre BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

 

Monday 1 January 2018: New Year's Day Walk at High Woods Country Park

11am - 1 pm

£3 per person

Meet at the Visitor Centre

Our traditional 3 mile Ranger-led walk through the Park, followed by a cup of mulled wine and mince pie, no need to book in advance, the route can be muddy and slippery at times. All children must be accompanied and dogs on leads are welcome.

 

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.

ENDS