Landscape of Colne Valley Park
Planting at Colne Valley Park
A heron in the Colne Valley Park
Practical activities
River dipping in the Colne Valley Park
children and lake

The Colne Valley Park covers over 40 square miles and is the first real taste of countryside to the west of London. The Valley hosts a mosaic of farmland, woodland and water with 200 miles of river and canal and over 60 lakes. It is also a living, working environment, providing employment and homes for many people as well as being a haven for wildlife.  Visit our what we do page to learn about some of the projects we have been working on. 

There's always a lot going on at the Colne Valley Park. Keep up to date with our latest news on our Twitter feed.

Read our statement on Heathrow's proposed new runway here.

Click here for our latest CVP Newsletter.  

Check out the new Colne Valley blog here!

Funding News

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Heritage Lottery Funding 

For the Colne Valley

Heritage Lottery Funding of £1.63m has been secured for a wide ranging  project " A Landscape on the Edge". This will be combined with local funding to bring the total investment to £2.5m. 

A partnership of wildlife organisations, local authorities and water companies led by community charity Groundwork South will undertake a wide variety of projects for the benefit of the local communites, visitors and wildlife. 

More information and opportuities to get involved will be published as the project progresses over the next three years. 

Visitor Centre

We Need You! We are looking for volunteers for regular, flexible shifts in the visitor centre. Download our poster for more information.

The Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre is at the heart of the Colne Valley Park at Denham Country Park. The car park is open between 8.30am - 4pm. Our new adventure playground is open all day, every day and our recently refurbished cafe is open 10.30am - 3.30pm.

The Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre is a great place to start or finish some lovely walks, with an easy access 1 mile stroll that takes you past three rivers, a canal, a meadow and through a wood. 

Landscape of the Colne Valley Park

 'The Colne Valley Project Area, on first glance, appears to be a landscape of significant 20th century development including large areas of flooded mineral extraction sites, reservoirs and early 20th century settlement zones. However, despite this high level of modern influence...' Read more.

Read more on the Landscape of the Colne Valley here.

Children's Parties in the Colne Valley!

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River Dipping, Duck Racing, Den Building, Cooking on the Fire... Get back to nature with our Green and Wild, Wild Wood and Enchanted Wood children's parties. Perfect for any celebration!