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Festive Walking Trails in Essex

Christmas Family Trail

Every weekend in December - 10am to 3pm

Head into the Discovery Centre to pick up your trail map, then head out into the country park and follow the map to answer the festive questions. Once you have completed the trail, head back to the centre for a prize.

£3 per person

Christmas Self-Guided Trails

18th and 19th December - 11am to 3pm

Chose from two magical Festive themed walking trails. The Christmas Wordsearch trail is suitable for children aged 4 - 8 years and the 12 Days of Christmas Trail is suitable for children aged 7 - 11 years. Explore the woods and follow the trail to solve the festive clues.

£1 per trail sheet from the High Woods Country Park visitor centre.

Mulled Wine Walk

19th December - 12pm

This moderate, 10km walk is hosted by @trekessex, a walking group for keen walkers in their 20s and 30s. Enjoy a mulled wine break halfway through the trail. You do not have to be a member of Ramblers to join in the walk.

New Years Day Walk

1st January - 11am to 1pm

Join this 3 mile Ranger-led walk through the Park, followed by a cup of mulled wine and mince pie. Meet outside the Visitor Centre at High Woods.


New Years Day Walk

1st January - 11am to 1pm

Meet at the Nature Discovery Centre for this New Years Day social walk


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