Activities

Surprise! It’s BBC Countryfile

Guess who visited the Colne Valley Regional Park recently…… The BBC Countryfile film crew!

Bringing the Colne Valley Indoors

Photos and activities to keep you in touch with the beautiful Colne Valley whilst you are indoors.

Floating Penny Wort Removal West Hyde

Floating Penny Wort Removal West Hyde

Wednesday 16 Jun 2021

We need your help to remove Floating Pennywort from the River Colne. This is a non-native invasive species damaging the aquatic ecosystem in the River Colne and other rivers in the park.

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Riverfly Training Session 1

Riverfly Training Session 1

Wednesday 16 Jun 2021

Riverfly Monitoring Training

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Floating Penny Wort Removal West Hyde

Floating Penny Wort Removal West Hyde

Thursday 17 Jun 2021

We need your help to remove Floating Pennywort from the River Colne. This is a non-native invasive species damaging the aquatic ecosystem in the River Colne and other rivers in the park.

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The Colne Valley Regional Park is the first substantial taste of countryside to the west of London. The Park, founded in 1965, stretches from Rickmansworth in the north to Staines and the Thames in the south, and from Uxbridge and Heathrow in the east, to Slough and Chalfont St Peter in the west.

A mosaic of farmland, woodland & water with 200 km of rivers, canals and over 60 lakes

The Colne Valley Regional Park, formed in 1965 , stretches from Rickmansworth in the north, to Staines and the Thames in the south, Uxbridge and Heathrow in the east, to Slough and Chalfont in the west. Covering 43 square miles the landscape is a mix of bustling towns, green spaces and waterways which are the first taste of countryside immediately west of London.

The Colne Valley Community Interest Company aims to highlight this fantastic and varied area, its history, rich landscape and biodiversity. Many people live, work and visit the Colne Valley, but too few realise it forms part of a vibrant regional park.

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Countryside on your doorstep – Explore the Colne Valley

Spotlight

Thank you to the Colne Valley Volunteers

We’d like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to the Colne Valley Volunteers as well as all the other amazing volunteer groups helping to look after our beautiful regional park!

Landscape Partnership

Colne Valley: ‘A Landscape on the Edge’

We are over halfway through our National Lottery-funded project, to enhance the Colne Valley Regional Park by improving the lives of local people, enabling them to feel better connected to the environment. The above picture shows how far we have come in bringing together wildlife organisations, local authorities, and water companies to achieve the delivery of 19 separate projects, find out more updates on the projects themselves below. The scheme is led by community charity Groundwork South and has a total investment of £2.5 million from the National Lottery Heritage Funding and other funders and is due to finish at the end of 2021.

About the Regional Park

Students at Brunel University London and West London Film and Media CIC created this informative video.

It explores some of the many attractions in the Colne Valley Regional Park, highlighting the practical uses of the land, farming, angling, its many circular walks, and how to support it. The video also deals with the many threats and pressures facing the regional park due to its close proximity to the urban areas of west London, including giant infrastructure projects such as the High Speed 2 railway line.

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The Arts Society Gerrards Cross – Children’s Art Competition

We had some amazing entries to our Children’s Art Competition in partnership with the Arts Society Gerrards Cross, reflecting the theme: My visit to the Colne Valley Park. Find out who won here ...
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Join the Colne Valley Team in the battle against Invasive Species

The Colne Valley Team are working hard to reduce Invasive Species which are growing abundantly in the Colne Valley Park, damaging our native eco system. This takes determination as these species are very effective at spreading. Invasive Species week which runs from 24th -31st May 2021 has inspired the team to redouble their efforts.
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Grundon lends a helping hand to the Colne Valley Park

Grundon Waste Management are a long term supporter of the Colne Valley Park, learn more about how much we value their practical support.
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River Ash Improvements Update 2021

The River Ash in Ashford has been re-naturalised for the benefit of wildlife and people, learn more here about how these improvements are bedding in.
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People making a difference in the Colne Valley Park

We are very fortunate to have some conscientious volunteers here in the Colne Valley Park, learn more here about some of the hard work they do.
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Explore your Colne Valley Park – Spring edition is ready!

Welcome to our new spring newsletter which shares ideas on things to do at this time of year, interesting information about your local countryside and the work we do and includes why BBC’s Countryfile came to visit us. You can collect a copy from our Riverside café based at the Colne Valley Visitor Centre in Denham Country Park or take a little break and read the latest edition online here.