Located in Denham Country Park near Uxbridge, the visitor centre is the central information point for the whole of the Colne Valley Regional Park. It is staffed by volunteers and currently has around 25,000 visitors a year.
Walks from The Colne Valley visitor Centre: We highly recommend our short and easy access circular route from the Visitor Centre towards the Grand Union Canal. This route is approx 1.3 miles (2km). Download the map below here, or you can visit our Colne Valley Visitor Centre and Riverside Cafe for a copy (small fee applies).
If you are interested in learning more about things to do in the Colne Valley Regional Park, visit the centre for up-to-date leaflets on walks, events, activities and places to visit. And why not take a refreshment stop at the Riverside Café while you are here and take a look at our new menu below. Dogs are always very welcome, too.
Opening Hours (The Riverside Cafe and Toilets)
Monday-Friday 10.30am – 4.00pm*
Saturday and Sunday 10.30am – 5.00pm
*Please note, during school holidays the opening hours during the week (Monday-Friday) are 10.30am – 4.30pm.
For carpark opening hours, please check Buckinghamshire Country Parks website here.
Please help us keep the park tidy by using the bins or taking your rubbish home with you.
How to Find Us
Colne Valley Regional Park Visitor Centre
Denham Court Drive
We can be found in Denham Country Park, follow the brown signs from the M40 Junction 1 or the A40 Denham roundabout.
Sat Nav: UB9 5PG
The Visitor Centre Riverside Café is a great place to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a cake. Overlooking the River Misbourne, our veranda and picnic area is the ideal spot where you can sit and take in the view. Treat yourself in our refurbished cafe, serving cooked lunches, flatbread, freshly made sandwiches, and a selection of sweet and savoury snacks. Or spread out a blanket for your own picnic whilst the children play in the Adventure Zone playground.
There is a small shop that sells reasonably-priced toys, river-dipping nets, and buckets and spades for the sand pit in the playground. Leaflets and books of local walks are available to help you explore the Colne Valley Regional Park, and a web cam allows you to watch the birds in real time when they are setting up home in our nesting box.
Misbourne River located next to The Visitor Centre Riverside Café. Great place for River dipping.
Children love the Adventure zone at Denham Country Park. Designed to reflect the environment of Denham Country Park with a Canal barge sand pit and wooden climbing challenges. It provides fun for all children up to 12 years old, some approach it as an obstacle course and some use each climbing or clambering item of equipment as a unique task whilst many younger ones are happy to bring a bucket and spade for the sand pit. However, they choose to enjoy the zone it provides a challenge for their imagination as well as a chance for exercise and outdoor play.
There is the Adventure Zone, featured above, which is a large wooden playground that includes a sandpit.
There is a brass-rubbing trail, and orienteering maps are available in the Visitor Centre for a nominal charge.
There is also a pretty, easy access, countryside walk of approximately one mile, that takes you through a wetland meadow, a woodland and past two rivers and the Grand Union Canal.
There is a gentle sloping access to the Misbourne Chalk Stream outside the cafe, which is an ideal spot to go river dipping. Look out for expert-led river dipping sessions in the school holidays.
Toilets, including disabled and baby changing facilities, are available on site.
Events at the Visitor Centre, Denham
The Groundwork Team organises events all year round at the Visitor Centre. These range from activities to occupy children during the holidays that take full advantage of our country setting, to two annual festivals. We also hold children’s Green and Wild Parties.
But if you would rather do something on your own – a self guided walk for instance – we can advise on that, too. Here are some of the walks you can take from the Visitor Centre, suitable for all ages 4+, with maps sold at £1. Call 01895 833375 for more details.