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Martin Gibbons Field Artist Exhibition

Tuesday 28 Jan 2020 - Tuesday 30 Jun 2020

Colne Valley Visitor Centre, Denham

Martin Gibbons is a field artist based in Ruislip. Nearly all of his work is done and finished en plein air (outside). His passion are birds and the environment they live in and he mainly sketches the birds through his telescope.

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Birds and Bats Ecology Course

Wednesday 4 Mar 2020

Denham Country Park, Denham

Sue Searle from Ecology Training UK will be coming to Denham Country Park on the 4th of March to run a Birds and Bats Ecology Course. Limited spaces available...

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Bird Sketching for Beginners - SOLD OUT

Friday 6 Mar 2020

Ruislip Lido Woodland Centre, Ruislip

Bird Sketching for Beginners with Martin Gibbons- local wildlife artist

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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


Threats to the Colne Valley

There are many development proposals at the moment, it feels like ‘open season’ on the countryside of the Colne Valley Regional Park. We have been busy over recent weeks working on responses to planning applications and consultations for development proposals. Find out more…

Landscape Partnership

Colne Valley: ‘A Landscape on the Edge’

A 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. Bringing together wildlife organisations, local authorities, and water companies, this scheme is led by community charity Groundwork South, will run until 2021, and has National Lottery Heritage Funding of £1.63m and an additional £870k invested in its delivery.

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.


Heathrow Expansion: our reaction to the Court of Appeal’s Ruling

Heathrow expansion – a project of unprecedented scale that includes a third runway – poses a grave threat to the Colne Valley Regional Park and the wider environment of the region...

Local events for March flowing through the valley….

March brings the start of Spring, with spring flowers blossoming, wildlife blooming and animals springing into life...

Meet Paul director of Colne Valley CIC and a dedicated volunteer in our Colne Valley Visitor’s Centre

Here at the Park we rely heavily on our volunteers, who help us make such a big difference. Meet Paul and find out what he does for the Colne Valley Park

Denham walk for wildlife and water, with Chris Packham

On December 29th, around 1,000 people turned out for a peaceful protest walk against HS2, organised by campaigners at Denham Country Park, to hear more about the destruction being caused by the controversial railway project.

Friends of Stockers Lake and the Jain Community

On Saturday, December 7th Friends of Stockers Lake and the Jain Community gathered at Stockers Lake to plant a single English Oak as a symbol to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi.
Colne Valley Regional Park

NEWS that the Government has decided to press ahead with HS2 comes as a deep disappointment

Like everyone opposed to the scheme, we had hoped an independent review might spell the end to this controversial and eye-wateringly expensive project...