13th May 2019

The Colne Valley Trail, which was 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 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 aimed 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 have now been installed up the trail 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 have now been created by professional woodcarvers designed to be relevant to the Regional Park.

This project was a 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.

Map of the Colne Valley Trail has also been produced which can be downloaded here:

Colne Valley Trail Page 1 Rickmansworth to Uxbridge

Colne Valley Trail Page 2 Uxbridge to Colnbrook