You can easily reach Highwoods Country Park by train. The nearest station is Colchester, which is served by Greater Anglia services. It's 29 minutes to Highwoods Country Park on foot. Simply walk east of the station, then turn right onto Petrolea Cl, and go through one roundabout. You'll find your destination on the right of the Cycle Path.

Escape to the Highwoods Country Park to enjoy hundreds of acres of unspoilt countryside. Walk or hike your way around the park, and make sure you find a shaded spot to enjoy a picnic with your family or friends.

Visit the Highwoods Country Park official website for opening information.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays04:30 - 23:15
Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
Sunday 06:00 - 23:15
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent Dry cleaner Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee Shop Coffee kiosk Vending machines
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park Premium Bays
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks
Car parking spaces1463
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces414
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Situated by the South entrance, and in the main car park by the North entrance.

A secure 134-space cycle compound is also available (key fob required, speak to station staff for availability).ÿ

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step free access throughout the station using lifts and stairlifts between platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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