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Wintertime Trail at Denham Country Park

Sunday 1 Dec 2019 - Monday 23 Dec 2019

Colne Valley Visitor Centre, Denham

The mischievous elves of Denham have taken some stars from the sky! Help the Colne Valley Heron find the stars so that he can put them back to light up the winter night sky.

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Join the Arthur Jacobs Conservation Volunteers

Saturday 14 Dec 2019

Stanwell Road, Poyle

Are you interested in getting active and trying something new at the lovely Arthur Jacobs [...]

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Join the Hardings Row Conservation Volunteers

Sunday 15 Dec 2019

Hardings Row Nature Reserve, Iver Heath

Are you interested in getting active, and learning new skills? Join the Hardings Row Conservation [...]

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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

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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.

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How about a greener Christmas this year with well being gifts?

Research shows that experiences provide more lasting happiness than objects and a voucher for a meal, paying for a course or activity, a new hobby experience or an annual subscription to a local venue or conservation group may be a good option to choose this year. Find out what experience you can buy in the Colne Valley Regional Park..
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Events flowing through the valley in December

Here at the Colne Valley Park, we are keen to introduce people to all areas and rural aspects of the park and that is why every month we will be sharing local rural events across your Regional Park. Please have a look at the local offers and events that are available for you, without having to break the bank or travel too far...
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Green Infrastructure Strategy for the Colne and Crane Valleys

AN EXCITING and crucially important green strategy document for the Colne and Crane Valleys has been launched.
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Events flowing through the valley

Here at the Colne Valley Park, we are keen to introduce people to all areas and rural aspects of the park and that is why every month we will be sharing local rural events across your Regional Park. Please have a look at the local offers and events that are available for you, without having to break the bank or travel too far...
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Green Infrastructure Strategy

We have produced a Green Infrastructure Strategy that covers both the Colne and Crane Valleys.  This strategy articulates the importance of the Colne and Crane landscapes, setting a vision and an approach to unite around. It has been prepared to address the significant and numerous challenges of the 21st century in this area and is a call for action that highlights a wide range of “greening” opportunities as well as river enhancement projects. 

Improving Fishery Skills in the Colne Valley

Using funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative (CVFC) in partnership with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is running the first of a series of fishery management courses for fishing club and syndicate fishery managers to enable them to develop the skills needed to prepare fishery management plans...