The Colne Valley Trail weaves its way through the heart of the Regional Park and connects the major towns in the Valley including Staines, Uxbridge and Rickmansworth.
We have been working hard to improve this popular walking route in order to help people experience the beauty of our Regional Park. Signage was outdated or missing in some locations so this became a key focus of our improvements. New wooden waymarker posts were designed and installed at key points along the trail along with custom made Colne Valley Trail waymarker discs. Colne Valley Trail metal directional arrows were added to existing posts, with the old signage being removed. These works have revitalised the trail and made it a lot easier for people to find their way along this beautiful walk. Work has also begun to design and create 4 bespoke carved wooden landmark posts, each 2 metres tall, to mark start/end points or major branches in the route. These will be created by a woodcarver using artwork partly designed with the help of local schools and community groups. The next step for the project is to create new, updated leaflets showing the trail, how to access it, and the kind of things you may see along the way. So, watch this space and in the meantime, why not see if you can find and follow some of the new signage for yourself?
Find out more about this project here.