Waterside Stortford is a path and countryside trail along a stretch of the River Stort and Stort Navigation which passes through the historic market town of Bishop’s Stortford.
To the south the river - canalised in 1789 - is navigable to London with a towpath throughout.
The more rural northern section passes through open spaces and meadows and Castle Park which includes Waytemore Castle, built in around 1066 by the Normans.

Walk or cycle along Waterside Stortford and enjoy beautiful countryside. At 3.5 miles long (5.6km) the trail winds its way though tranquil canalside scenes, the historic market town with its maltings and heritage architecture, and the gentle valley of an historic chalk stream.
Served by the daily running 510 bus (every 30 minutes) you can easily make a return journey.
The main facilities are in Bishop’s Stortford at the mid point of the trail.

You can view the route online or download the trail guide and map below.  Copies of the trail guide are also available at the Tourist Informtation Centre.

Town centre river scene