The Colne Valley Trail, which is part of the Colne Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme, weaves its way through the heart of the Regional Park and connects the major towns in the Valley including Staines, Uxbridge and Rickmansworth. The trail takes in a variety of habitats including; lakes, woodlands and rivers providing an enjoyable walk through a varied and beautiful landscape. The walks weaves along the Grand Union Canal, through woodland at Denham Quarry and beside the many lakes of the Valley giving people the opportunity to feel at one with nature.
This project aims to update the signage to provide clear, attractive and informative signs to mark the route and allow people to easily follow the path through the Valley. Wooden finger signs, waymarker disks and lamppost fingers signs will be used to direct people.
The other main component of this project is the addition of key landmark posts across the valley. A series of carved wooden landmark posts will be created by professional woodcarvers designed to be relevant to the Regional Park. Final designs are still to be drawn up but it is likely that key landmarks or key wildlife will be incorporated into these posts. We will also aim to involve local community groups in the carving itself by running sessions with the woodcarver. This will allow people to feel a part of the project and really get involved with improving their local area.
This project is key to the connectivity of sites and of other projects across the Valley and it is hoped that the improved visibility and condition of The Colne Valley Trail will help people engage with our wonderful countryside.