The Colne Valley Regional Park was established in 1965 and is the first large area of countryside to the west of London.

The landscape of the north of the Colne Valley Park is dominated by a pronounced valley with many attractive viewpoints over the string of flooded gravel workings that now form attractive lakes from Rickmansworth Aquadrome to Uxbridge that are used by wildlife, anglers and water sports clubs .  The Grand Union Canal, the Colne, Colne Brook and Frays running through the valley are joined by the Chess,  Pinn, Misbourne and Alderbourne  as well as many smaller streams.

The proposals for High Speed 2 will have a huge impact on this attractive landscape with a 18m high x 3km long viaduct, the Chilterns and Northholt tunnel entrances, many construction sites and materials stockpiles.

Explore your local river

There are many attractive walks along our rivers and other waterbodies in the Colne Catchment. A series of circular walks along the rivers, canals and lakes of the Colne Valley Regional Park can be found here.

Water levels at Maple Lodge Nature Reserve have fallen 32cm in just 2 weeks! This is the most sudden level drop ever recorded at this site. Other lakes and rivers in the Colne Valley have been experiencing low water levels.

The Colne Valley Landscape Partnership is seeking views on the Colne Valley and the proposed ‘Landscape on the Edge’ bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund – and you can help!  Please  fill in the questionnaire at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ColneValleyLPS 

MP's signed the Colne Valley charter last week in support of the Colne Valley Regional Park.

The Angling Trust has organised a workshop in Denham on Monday 29th June. If your fishery needs some protection from predators or improvements to access, this fund and meeting could help you get it.

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.