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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.
Julia Dorans
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Photo Competition – with you enjoying the Colne Valley Regional Park

Afternoon tea anyone? It's competition time and we would love your help to inspire people with the beauty of the countryside right on our doorstep with your photos of people enjoying the Colne Valley Park...
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How about a greener Christmas this year?

This Christmas why not consider buying a gift to increase quality time together or to encourage outdoor activity or begin a journey of wildlife love and discovery. This Christmas why not consider buying a gift to increase quality time together or to encourage outdoor activity or begin a journey of wildlife love and discovery. Find out more...
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River Ash Improvement Project

The River Ash is a distributary of the River Colne which flows for 10km between Staines and Shepperton. It was once a natural river but has been directly impacted by urbanisation resulting in many of the river’s natural features being lost and the valuable habitat it once offered to wildlife becoming degraded. The Colne Valley Regional Park has worked with Spelthorne Council, The Environment Agency and Spelthorne Natural History Society to successfully deliver a project to re-naturalise the River Ash adjacent to Bronzefield Prison in Ashford.
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Nature Explorer Activities

We may not be allowed to do too much socialising at the moment, but getting outside and letting nature inspire you to get creative is a great option with some of our activities...
Julia Dorans
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Favourite Autumn and Winter walks in the Colne Valley Regional Park

Nature is putting on an amazing display of Autumn colours right now. Could she be telling you to leave your screen, get out there and enjoy some fresh air and exercise? Here are some places to walk suggested by the Colne Valley Park team.
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Caring for our rivers in the Colne Valley Park

We have an amazing and vitally important network of beautiful rivers and waterways in the Colne Valley, and the Park’s River Rangers play a crucial role in keeping them in good condition. Our project manager for rivers, Chloe Crompton describes the Rangers as the heroes of our waterways: their work includes carrying out essential riverfly surveys to help us monitor the health of the rivers, and they are often the first to spot and report any signs of pollution.