Waterside Stortford is a riverside and countryside trail passing through the historic market town of Bishop’s Stortford. The trail features twenty-one information boards along its length illuminating its history and ecology. You can do all of the walk or part of the walk at your leisure. The entirety of the trail takes approximately 3 hours.
Cycle or stroll through the 3.5 mile (5.6km) trail enjoying beautiful relaxing views of the water, nature and wildlife. Waterside Stortford winds gently through the valley of a chalk stream, through to the maltings of historic Bishop’s Stortford and the canal scenes of the Stort Navigation. Walk through the market town enjoying the views, whilst doing a spot of shopping. Have a bite to eat in the various restaurants, or have a drink in the many historic pubs and popular bars.
The way is flat, unfenced, has country gates but no stiles, and it may be muddy after and during wet weather. From Bat Willow Hurst southbound to Grange Paddocks the trail is partly unpaved with field boundaries, which would be unsuitable for buggies and wheelchair users. Those with buggies and wheelchairs can start the trail from Grange Paddocks heading towards the Town Centre and onwards to Twyford Mill (or vice versa).
You can download the trail guide and map below.
Copies of the trail guide are also available at the Tourist Information Centre.