Welcome to Colnevalley.com. Here you will find a guide to Earls Colne and the surrounding area within the Colne Valley.

Earls Colne Open Gardens

It's been a wonderful year for gardeners. If your garden is looking particularly good this year, chances are it will look just as good or even better next year.

The 10th Earls Colne gardens will be returning in 2016.

The event will be held on Sunday June 26th 2016 11am-5pm, so put the date in your diary.

As well as welcoming back the gardens that have taken part over the years, we would love to see lots of new gardens taking part.

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The Colne Valley is wonderful for cycling, it has beautiful scenery and small quaint villages which you can enjoy as you ride along its many small and winding traffic-free country roads. The whole area can be explored without having to endure busy roads. See the cycling pages for local routes.


See my walking pages for details of walks in the area.


New picture: Weather Vane on White Colne Meadow

Weather Vane on White Colne Meadow

Assorted Toffees

A book of articles by Polly Clarke

Chappel Galleries

Details of current exhibition

Chappel Parish Council

Loads of local information for residents and visitors.

Marks Hall

Country estate near Coggeshall with an Arboretum, Garden, Walks and Visitor Centre.

White Colne Meadows

More information on the White Colne Meadows.

White Colne History Group

Research the history of the village and devise a series of ‘heritage trails’ in White Colne and produce maps and information to enable residents and visitors to explore the