Colne Valley Trail/Way

Length: 34km (of which, 29km walked)

Willowbank, Colne Valley Trail

From Rickmansworth to Staines-upon-Thames, there is a footpath route which follows, more or less, the line of the River Colne. For reasons lost in the mists of the twentieth century, the section north of Colnbrook is called the Colne Valley Trail, while that to the south is called the Colne Valley Way. The line of the route crosses in and out of Greater London, but it belongs with the city, as well as with the south-east.

There is a guide for the section between Rickmansworth and Uxbridge.

The main nodal points for public transport connections are

  • Rickmansworth
  • South Harefield
  • Uxbridge
  • Yiewsley
  • Colnbrook
  • Staines-upon-Thames

while there are further options at Harefield West and Stanwell Moor.

The Colne flows into the Thames downstream from Staines Bridge
The Colne flows into the Thames downstream from Staines Bridge

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