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Halloween Trail at Denham Country Park

Monday 21 Oct 2019 - Friday 1 Nov 2019

Colne Valley Visitor Centre, Denham

The ghoulish ghosts of Colne Valley have stolen some of the pumpkins from the Colne [...]

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Early Years Morning

Tuesday 22 Oct 2019

Iver Environment Centre and nature reserves in Iver Heath, Iver

Come and explore our newly built mud kitchen, and have a go at lots of [...]

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Get Growing - October Half Term Activities

Tuesday 22 Oct 2019

Colne Valley Visitor Centre, Denham

Spring in to action! Bring your own creative style when decorating your flower pot. Then [...]

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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 miles 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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Floating Pennywort removal at New Denham and Uxbridge

You’ll never guess who was splashing about in the River Colne last week? It was two amazing teams of volunteer River Rangers. They were wading in the River Colne at New Denham and Uxbridge to tackling a major threat to our river system, Floating Pennywort.
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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. 
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Explore your Colne Valley Park – Our first edition is ready!

Our first newsletter welcoming you all to explore all the wonderful places and sites of the Colne Valley Park has been created and ready to read. 
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Drip Drop, Drip Drop…..

Drip drop… drip drop… there goes water from your tap! Do you ever wonder where your water comes from and how it affects your local environment? Last week we were all talking about this at Drip Drop Summer School in four fun filled days with over 30 children at Iver Environment Centre. Together we dived deep into the topic of water awareness and conservation helping raise awareness on how your dripping tap is affecting your local river!
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Free Workshops in September 2019

In 2018, The Colne Valley Regional Park  was successful in its bid for £1.6m worth of National Lottery funding. This will be augmented by a further £900k of local funding. One of the projects, called Walks Through a Changing Landscape presents a unique opportunity to apply for a place at a free workshops which we will be running in September 2019.  These workshops will give you the opportunity to be part of the Colne Valley Heritage Lottery project. 
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Colne Valley Festival

The Colne Valley Festival saw a day of music, fun and activity for around 3000 visitors on 28th July. Live Music from two stages formed the backdrop and helped to provide the lovely atmosphere that so many people commented on. Families…