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Explore your Colne Valley Park – Summer edition is ready!

Welcome to our new summer newsletter which shares lots of ideas on things to do at this time of year, interesting information about your local countryside and our projects, inspiring stores of how the Colne Valley Park can make a difference to us all and an interview with Lord Randall of Uxbridge and his support for the Park. Enjoy and please do let us know any of your questions or ideas from reading the articles.

The Colne Valley Park making a difference

The Colne Valley Park enriches people’s lives with a big impact, it provides a special place to relax, to be active outdoors, it feeds creative outlets, educates and creates some wonderful times for many local people. It has long been protected as an important space for people’s recreation and wellbeing and that has never been more important to people than in recent times. Meet some of our Colne Valley locals who told us a bit more about what their local countryside has given them in recent times….


Lord John Randall of Uxbridge, supporting the Colne Valley Park

Lord Randall has loved the Colne Valley and its surrounding countryside his entire life. He first became involved more than a decade ago, while MP for Uxbridge, becoming a trustee of the Colne Valley Community Interest Company and helping raise the profile of this fragile landscape. John Randall’s Parliamentary career has also involved serving as a Deputy Chief Whip, and a spell working as environmental adviser to former Prime Minister Theresa May. His love for nature and a deep concern for the local area has driven much of his career and popularity.

In the Footsteps of an Edwardian

We are following  Stephen Springall’s 1907 book Country Rambles Round Uxbridge and producing a new walk guide that illustrates the changing landscape.

Free Training – Non Native Invasive Species Management

Non Native Invasive Species Management. We are all cooped up at home at the moment but nature definitely isn’t and now that it is Spring everything is starting to grow and blossom. This includes non native invasive species which wreck havoc on our river systems and other habitats. We will be holding two workshop, 19th and 20th of May which will teach you how to manage invasive species.

Become an official cattle checker – Free Online Training 12 of May

Can you help us care for the cattle grazing at Denham Country Park or Stanwell Moor? Make your exercise walk count by learning more about Conservation Grazing and how you can be an extra pair of eyes for us at these sites.

Maple Lodge Marsh-Pond Works

As part of our Landscape Partnership Scheme, with funding kindly provided by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, we have made some important improvements to Maple Lodge Marsh near Maple Cross...

Nature Explorer Activities at Home

With the schools now closed, here at the Colne Valley we would like to provide you with a number of tools and activities to help you all get closer to nature and be more outdoor active. Have a look at our activities to help engage your children and encourage wildlife observation.

Our river heroes take on the challenge….

Last Sunday saw a strong team of 15 committed volunteers show up to help tackle the big problem of floating pennywort on the River Colne at Harmondsworth Moor..