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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UPDATE ON THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THORLEY FOOTPATH 022

Back in January we were disappointed to report that due to vandalism a popular footpath leading into the Thorley Wash Nature Reserve had been temporarily closed to the public. The stiles at either side of the railway line had been seriously damaged for the second time in a month. Unfortunately, the footpath remains closed as… Continue reading

HIGH WYCH FOOTPATH 030

We are pleased to report that the Herts Countryside Management Service has recently replaced an old stile on High Wych Footpath 030 with a new kissing gate. This completes the work they started in 2022 when the southern section of this footpath had two broken stiles replaced by kissing gates. The team has also taken… Continue reading

RIVER STORT – TOWPATH PROBLEMS

The section of towpath between Spellbrook Lane East and the footbridge leading into the Thorley Wash Nature Reserve is currently in a very poor state following flooding from the adjacent Wallbury estate. The towpath has water channels cutting across several sections and the damage has been exacerbated by heavy footfall and cycle use. We managed… Continue reading

THORLEY FOOTPATH 001 – PARTIALLY REOPENED AT ST JAMES’ PARK

We’re pleased to report that the section of Thorley Footpath 001 between Thorley Street and Beaumont Drive has now reopened following the completion of resurfacing and landscape work. Unfortunately.the remaining section of footpath west of Beaumont Drive to Obrey Way is likely to remain closed for some considerable time. However, there are now two diversion… Continue reading

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