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.

Harefield was the focus of media attention last week with representatives from BBC London News Channel4 News and Reuters all gathered to see the polluted River Colne. 

Tony Booker - ColneCAN lead visited Maple Lodge Sewage Treatment works with members of the Three Rivers District Council water quality partnership team and the council leader Sarah Nelmes.

The Colne Valley Park have launched an appeal to improve river habitats by tackling 2 non-native invasive species that are strangling our local water courses: floating pennywort and Himalayan balsam.

Anglers from Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative collected photographs and water samples of a pollution incident on Christmas Eve. This has been reported to the Environment Agency. 

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