Activities

Discover The Outdoors

Discover The Outdoors

Monday 1 Aug 2022 - Friday 2 Sep 2022

Colne Valley Visitor Centre, Denham

10 sessions of various outdoor activities!

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River Rangers project area work

River Rangers project area work

Saturday 10 Sep 2022

Harmondsworth Moor and the Great Barn, Harmondsworth

Come and help out with some pond management work on Harmondsworth Moor

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Volunteer Task at Hardings Row Nature Reserve

Volunteer Task at Hardings Row Nature Reserve

Sunday 11 Sep 2022

Hardings Row Nature Reserve, Iver Heath

Conservation activities will be discussed and decided upon by the group at the start of the session. Join us for some fresh air, exercise and good company and help make a positive impact on this precious green space.

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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

Crunch time for the Colne Valley Park: why we simply have to save this precious landscape

One of our trustees explains why he cares so deeply about the Colne Valley Regional Park and campaigns tirelessly to save it from being eaten away by developers. His message is clear:  “These threats are real, so now is the time to get involved”.

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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West Drayton Fish Passage Improvement Project

Groundwork South and the Environment Agency are working in partnership to resolve a series of issues affecting the River Colne at West Drayton Mill. This is an exciting project to improve fish passage in Colne Valley Regional Park and deliver environmental benefits as part of the Landscape Partnership Scheme.
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Crunch time for the Colne Valley Park: why we simply have to save this precious landscape

One of our trustees explains why he cares so deeply about the Colne Valley Regional Park and campaigns tirelessly to save it from being eaten away by developers. His message is clear:  “These threats are real, so now is the time to get involved”.
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Explore your Colne Valley Park – Summer 2022 edition is ready!

Welcome to our Summer 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 Summer! 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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Save our Rivers Family Fun Days during Festival Fortnight

Come join us at Denham Country Park during the Colne Valley Park Festival Fortnight, exploring rivers through story telling, river dipping, face painting and art.
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Thank you to the Colne Valley Volunteers

We’d like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to the Colne Valley Volunteers as well as all the other amazing volunteer groups helping to look after our beautiful regional park!
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Grundon lends a helping hand to the Colne Valley Park

Grundon Waste Management are a long term supporter of the Colne Valley Park, learn more about how much we value their practical support.