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High Woods Country Park - Opening times, car parks and leaflet

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About High Woods Country Park

High Woods Country Park is open seven days a week all year round. It has 17 pedestrian entrances which are never locked.

The Visitor Centre is located at the Turner Road entrance to the park. It provides the base and office for both the Country Park staff and volunteers. It is open to the public 7 days a week in the summer months and weekends only in the winter.

Make your visit more enjoyable by downloading our FREE High Woods Nature Trail app from Google Play. Follow our 1 mile nature trail, have fun with our with our wildlife quiz and when you find one of the 10 marker points along the way, scan the QR codes to read more about wildlife in the park. If you enjoy this trail you can come back another season and discover fascinating facts about the wildlife to be found in that season as well. We have 4 trails for you to enjoy: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Download a map of the park

Wildlife of High Woods - map of the park

Visitor Centre

The visitor centre is open between 10.30am and 4.30pm every day from 12 April 2021 to 5 September 2021.

It will be closed on Thursday 6 May 2021 for use as a polling station.

Public toilets including disabled are attached to the Visitor Centre and are open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilet.

Car Parks

There are two car parks:

  • High Woods Country Park Car Park on Turner Road (adjacent to the Visitor Centre).
  • Chanterelle car park, on the Highwoods estate, off the A1232.

Find more information about High Woods Country Park Car Park

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