Activities

Fluttering Riverflies - Online Workshop

Fluttering Riverflies - Online Workshop

Tuesday 28 Sep 2021

Calling Colne Valley volunteers, join us to for a free online workshop on the beautiful world of riverfly, an intrinsic part of the river system butterflies.We will explore a variety of species, their importance for the ecosystem and how they can help with conservation efforts.

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Volunteer Task at Crown Meadow

Volunteer Task at Crown Meadow

Saturday 2 Oct 2021

Crown Meadow, Colnbrook

Join us to help clear the path along the Horton Brook and keep path access clear around the site.

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Volunteer Task at Allens Field

Volunteer Task at Allens Field

Saturday 16 Oct 2021

Allens Field, Liddell Way, South Ascot

Join us to help clear rubbish and cut back vegetation in the brook.

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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

Improving the Green Belt and its Planning Webinar

The Colne Valley Regional Park hosted a free online webinar on “improving the green belt and its planning” on 6th July 2021.

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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Goose connections

We work hard to protect the Colne Valley for both wildlife and people – below is the story of some of the geese resident in the Colne Valley written by Mary Pearson one of our amazing volunteers.
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Ambush Corporate Volunteering Day in Northmoor Hill Woods

Ambush Security experienced a corporate volunteering day with us at Northmoor Hill Woods in July. It was a very productive day – they worked hard, achieved a fantastic amount, enjoyed the fresh air, exercise and the chance to relax and talk as a team.
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Colne Valley Festival Fortnight 2021 Feedback

Looking back at the first Colne Valley Festival Fortnight which ran from July 24th to August 8th 2021. Here is a gallery of festival moments to enjoy. Thank you to our partners who made it possible. What did you think? Please share your thoughts and photos with us.
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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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Festival Fortnight – Special offers from local Pubs and Cafes in the Colne Valley Park

We are delighted to have the below venues support our Festival with a variety of special offers to enjoy. Which venue, on which date do you fancy visiting?
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Explore your Colne Valley Park – Summer edition is ready!

Welcome to our summer newsletter with details of our Festival Fortnight, The Colne Valley Trail, the challenges of protecting the Park and the local rivers and lots more on why you should get involved with your Colne Valley Park this summer! Collect a copy from our Riverside café at the Visitor Centre in Denham Country or take a break and read the latest edition online here.