Activities

Halloween Trail

Halloween Trail

Saturday 23 Oct 2021 - Sunday 31 Oct 2021

Colne Valley Visitor Centre, Denham

Enjoy fresh air and nature while completing the Halloween Trail at Denham Country Park

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River Ranger Terrapin Talk

River Ranger Terrapin Talk

Monday 25 Oct 2021

Calling volunteers to join us for a free online workshop exploring the pressures and impacts of terrapins and turtles on our waterways, how they impact the ecosystem, how to spot them and much more. Learn from the experts at Turtle Tally UK.

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Children's Halloween Pumpkin Painting

Children's Halloween Pumpkin Painting

Monday 25 Oct 2021

Colne Valley Visitor Centre, Denham

Children's Halloween Arts & Crafts Event Where We Will Be Painting Ceramic Pumpkins

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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

The Colne Valley Regional Park is Fighting for its Life

The Colne Valley is facing unprecedented pressures and is fighting for its life to maintain its vital role as high quality, wildlife rich, productive and accessible green space for local people. We have sent a briefing note outlining the situation to local MPs and Local Councils.

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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What’s New at Woodoaks Farm?

Exciting things are happening at Woodoaks Farm near Maple Cross: they're turning organic. Discover more about what that really means, the history and legacy of the farm, their new dynamic mission and how the Colne Valley Park team are getting involved to support them.
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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?