Activities

Pennywort Pulling

Pennywort Pulling

Monday 30 May 2022

Calling all volunteers to join us for a Pennywort Pulling session.

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Foraging & Small Animal Homes

Foraging & Small Animal Homes

Monday 30 May 2022

Colne Valley Visitor Centre, Denham

Foraging for useful materials and using them to build animal homes!

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Arts & Crafts Workshop

Arts & Crafts Workshop

Wednesday 1 Jun 2022

Colne Valley Visitor Centre, Denham

Using your creative skills to make whatever you want!

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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 Park Trust 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

Colne Valley Regional Park urges Government to review Green Belt policy

It's no exaggeration to say the threats against the Colne Valley Regional Park and indeed the Green Belt as a whole, have reached crisis point. We have written to Michael Gove to explain seven positive suggestions for improvement to the government’s planning policy in a bid to relieve the situation.

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 in September 2022.

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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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 16th-22nd May 2022 has inspired the team to redouble their efforts.
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Bluebell and Springtime walks with the Colne Valley Park

If you live locally then why not take a springtime bluebell walk and visit one of the wonderful woodlands in the Park that shares this this gorgeous spectacle but be warned – they don’t last for long, typically, bluebells appear from mid-April to late May, depending on the weather.
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Explore your Colne Valley Park – Spring 2022 edition is ready!

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

A collection of the "curiosities" in the Colne Valley Park: some photographs and explanations.
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Ruislip Woods Walks go Digital

May we suggest some walks in Ruislip Woods that you can download and follow on your mobile phone? There are six different routes for you to enjoy.
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Explore your Colne Valley Park – Winter edition is ready!

Welcome to our winter newsletter with details of the challenges of protecting the Park and the local rivers and lots more, project updates, events, local walks and why you should get involved with your Colne Valley Park this Winter! 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.