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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Herts County Council (HCC) is intending to make an order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to close the sections of the above-mentioned footpaths heading west from the newly constructed estate spine road for a distance of approximately 890 and 220 metres. The closure has been requested by the developers to… Continue reading


BISHOP’S STORTFORD NORTH (BSN) – Application to construct a new 2 Form Entry primary school. Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) Planning reference: PL/0238/21 The BSDFA has responded to the above-mentioned HCC Planning Application recommending that this infrastructure project also takes the opportunity to make improvements and enhance safety on the local rights of way network. Our… Continue reading


On Friday 10th December Sandile Mthiyane, Area Operations Manager, Canal & River Trust (CRT), joined us for an inspection of a damaged section of the River Stort towpath. We first flagged the issue to the CRT back in 2020 but a combination of lockdown and workload has delayed any further action. The damage has been… Continue reading

East Herts District Council (EHDC): Planning Application 3/21/2813/FUL (Moor Hall, Moor Hall West, Thorley, Bishop’s Stortford)

A recently submitted Planning Application to EHDC has provided an ideal opportunity to fill in a missing link to the Thorley Rights of Way network. We have proposed that the Applicant takes the opportunity to request for the existing public footpath (Thorley FP013) that runs through the site to be diverted along the line of… Continue reading

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