Colchester - Highwoods Country Park

 

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A family enjoy a picnic and fishing in the lake at Highwoods.

 

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Highwoods comprises a number of environments and habitats; here a section of managed meadow and grass has been selectively cut, or left to grow.

 

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Along the banks of the lake are fine walks, but also sheltered fishing spots.

 

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The lake has an overflow flume, presumably to cope with surface run-off in a major storm. The catchment area above the flume is now predominantly suburban, so high flows can be expected at reasonably long intervals.

 

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A quiet path marks the upward end of the lake, connecting with the areas of woodland.

 

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A number of trails have been organised within the park, with choices of length of route for those on a time/energy budget.

 

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