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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Back in March 2023, we asked the Herts CC Rights of Way team to urgently consider installing a bollard close to this public footpath’s junction with Dane O’Coys. The footpath had recently been resurfaced and there had been reports of vehicles using it as a short cut into Stortford Fields. I’m pleased to report that… Continue reading


The Bishop’s Stortford Climate Group has organised an election hustings to focus on environmental issues. This will take place on Sunday, 23rd June at South Mill Arts, from 2pm. Candidates representing Reform UK (John Burmicz), Liberal Democrats (Helen Campbell), Green Party (Nick Cox) and Labour (Josh Dean) have agreed to attend. Unfortunately, our standing Member… Continue reading

Hertfordshire County Council Diversion Order 2023 – (Sawbridgeworth Footpath 1, Thorley Bridleway 10 and Thorley Footpath 11)

Last year we reported on the submission of a Diversion Order for three public rights of way on the Thorley / Sawbridgeworth parish border. The impacted rights of way link Thorley Church to the A1184 and are popular routes to the Thorley Wash Nature Reserve and River Stort. The diversions were first mooted several years… Continue reading


We recently received the following message from a local resident regarding the condition of the concrete paths that traverse Thorley Wedge. For those unfamiliar with the area, it’s the green swathe of land that extends from Thorley Hill through to Friedberg Avenue on Thorley Park. It’s a very popular recreation area for the local community… Continue reading

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

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