The Bishop’s Stortford & District Footpaths Association is a registered charity (No. 1068733). In 2017 we celebrated sixty years of protecting and promoting the local public Rights of Way network in and around Bishop’s Stortford.

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October News

Hello All First walk in September was brilliant….a trip to Debden… and a lovely day ‘to boot’. Newport to Debden took us through chalk loam-lands of northern Essex which provided a propensity for both UP and DOWN…some of them requiring quite a bit of ‘puff’. There were an amazing number of sloe bushes….so I must… Continue reading

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDERS (TTRO) – Bishop’s Stortford Footpath 15

In February we reported that Herts County Council had issued a TTRO for BS footpath 015 which would result in a section of the path closing to enable essential bridge work to commence. We are pleased to confirm that the bridge work has been completed and the footpath has reopened. In addition arrangements are being… Continue reading

Brian Rochester ( 1936 -2016)

The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society has recently published a tribute to Brian Rochester who died in 2016 and was a former chair and committee member of the BSDFA. Brian was born and breed in Sawbridgeworth and spent many hours maintaining the local rights of way network in and around the town. The article can be… Continue reading

September News

Hello Walkers and Others – Residents – This is Important Information for our future. BISHOP’s FIELDS…..A HUGE DEVELOPMENT…….Infrastructure and Biodiversity Management Plan….(GI&BMP) see our website!! www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk This provides easy reading ….. REMEMBER – THIS LAND IS OUR OPEN SPACE……IT IS A HUGE SITE………. Please read these short notes and give your comments to East Herts… Continue reading

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Complete our membership form If you would like to help us to preserve, protect and maintain the public Rights of Way network and rural verges in the Herts and Essex.

We're always looking for new members and would love to have you onboard, helping us with our worthy cause.

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