Park and Countryside summer events 2022

PUBLISHED: 22 July 2022

High Woods Country Park has launched its exciting programme of summer activities for 2022. 
The new programme, run by Colchester Borough Council, includes a series of Ranger led tours that will give visitors a rare insight into the wildlife of High Woods Country Park, Westlands Country Park and Gosbecks Archaeological Park, alongside pond dipping at Salary Brook Nature Reserve and Fishing for Beginners sessions.

Bat Walks are also taking place in High Woods Country Park and Colchester Cemetery, where you will also have the chance to use bat detection equipment to help you listen to the sounds these animals make.  

Cllr Julie Young, Colchester Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities, said: “This year’s events programme is proving very popular, and these new summer activities offer visitors of all ages the opportunity to enjoy and explore our green open spaces as we move through the seasons.”  

You can also explore High Woods Country Park with the council’s free Nature Trail app (available on Google Play), download a map of the park or Wildlife Map.

For more information on the full High Woods Country Park activities programme and to book, visit
High Woods Country Park activity programme supports the aims of Livewell Colchester, a campaign which helps to support residents to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. To find out more about the Livewell campaign in Essex, please visit   

Page last reviewed: 22 July 2022


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