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Bluebell and Springtime walks with the Colne Valley Park

If you live locally then why not take a springtime bluebell walk and visit one of the wonderful woodlands in the Park that shares this this gorgeous spectacle but be warned – they don’t last for long, typically, bluebells appear from mid-April to late May, depending on the weather.
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Great Buggy and pram walks in the Colne Valley Regional Park

A walk in the countryside is a great way to keep young children entertained, give them some fresh air, vitamin d, and stimulate their minds by brining them close to nature. Let’s face it young children always sleep better after some fresh air and exercise outside, so it is well worth building a few walks into your family routine and we hope to help with our below list of favourite walks in the Colne Valley Park which are suitable for buggies and prams..

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Surprise! It’s BBC Countryfile

We were very excited when the Colne Valley Regional Park was featuring on the programme, along with some of our Landscape Partnership Project too, which are supported by the Heritage Lottery.
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Events flowing through the Colne Valley – The Amigos Social Group

A big part of our work involves spreading the word about the many projects currently under way across the Colne Valley Regional Park. Fiona Brewer, our Events and Interpretation Officer, spent some time with the Amigos Social group that caters for those with visual impairments and meets once a month at Christ Church in Uxbridge.
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National Volunteer Week 2019

Join us at the National volunteer week 2019 aims to celebrate all the hard work of volunteers across the country. Here in the Colne Valley Regional Park we greatly appreciate the hard work of all the volunteers that help look after our precious and historic landscape. To say thank you, we are running a series of events from the 1st to the 7th June 2019 that are free and open to join.
Figure 1. Fish and eel passage installed at Thorney weir in Thorney
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Fish Highways

River networks are a fundamentally important habitat. They have shaped the landscape and our relationship with water for millennia. Over time, people have made numerous modifications to watercourses, harnessing them to serve their needs.

From Uxbridge to Orkney

Having just returned from two weeks in the Orkney Islands working on the Ness of Brodgar excavation, it is interesting to return to the Colne Valley and compare the two places.