Colne Valley Regional Park
The Colne Valley Regional Park provides a fantastic area for people to explore. Covering 40 square miles of countryside to the west of London, the Park is a mosaic of woodland, farmland, and waterways with many hidden treasures. The Valley abounds with flora and fauna and provides many opportunities for informal recreation for all ages and abilities.
Whether you're looking for a quiet stroll, a more testing day-long walk, a place to picnic or family activities, the Colne Valley has it all. The park provides great opportunities for fishing, bird watching and a variety of water sports along a network of footpaths, cycling routes and bridleways.
Various County Parks within the Colne Valley run family & children's activities and walks, of varying length, guided by local community groups & rangers, on a regular basis. For a full list of 'What's On' contact the Visitor Centre.
WalkingWhatever your enthusiasm level the network of circular walks, linear walks, regional routes and Ramble and Ride paths will suit all. Most of the walks start and finish next to public transport to allow access for all. A new circular, one-mile, hard surfaced path suitable for those on wheels now starts from Denham Country Park carpark.
CyclingAn excellent way to explore the Valley, there are a selection of routes to chose form. The Colne Valley Trail is a 13km country route and goes through some of the most attractive countryside with great views.
Horse RidingVery popular in the Valley, a growing network of rides, marked with blue arrows, offers a variety of routes for riders of all abilities and ages. There are a number of stables in the Colne Valley that trek locally.
AnglingIn the park there are rivers, canals, and lakes, all of which offer angling. Day tickets are available on several sites.
Water SportsWater is a main feature of the park and a variety of water sports are available. Sailing at all levels, tuition is available. Canoeing, water sking and boardsailing are also extremely popular.
Water WaysThe Grand Union Canal offers opportunities for leisure cruising, boat trips, angling and walking in the Valley, providing an excellent backdrop of flora and fauna to be taken in at your leisure.
GolfA number of courses are available for this ever popular pastime and some provide day passes, for a full list check at the visitor centre.
Nature ConservationA tenth of the Colne Valley has been recognised as significant for nature conservation or geological interest by designation as National Nature Reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Local Nature Reserve or Regionally Important Geological Site. Throughout the year there is always a variety of wildlife to be seen.
Obtaining InformationInformation is available on all aspects of the Valley, including a programme of guided walks and organised events for individuals and the whole family at the visitor centre.
The centre is well worth a visit, with interpretation boards on the local landscape and wildlife and a gift shop which, while selling walks leaflets, ordnance survey maps, post cards and local interest books, also serves light refreshments for visitors in need of sustenance.
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The visitor's centre for the Colne Valley Park is situated in Denham Country Park, off J1 of the M40/A40. The centre is 5 minutes drive from Uxbridge town centre and the Metropolitan & Piccadilly tube lines or is on the bus route from Uxbridge. Slough town centre is a 15 minute drive. Within walking distance is Denham railway station on the London Marylebone to High Wycombe line.
Colne Valley Regional Park Postcode for SatNav: UB9 5PG
Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre
Denham Court Drive