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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Bishop’s Stortford cycle/walkway from Grange Paddocks to Bishop’s Stortford North

The current edition of the Bishop’s Stortford Independent (29 November) features an article and editorial on the Town Council’s plan to contribute funds to support a new ‘cycle path’ connecting Grange Paddocks to the BS North developments. This initiative is currently the main focus of the Town Council’s Sustainable Transport Sub- Committee on which the… Continue reading

BISHOP’S STORTFORD FOOTPATH 086 (Heath Row to Stansted Road)

We have recently been in contact with the Herts County Council, Countryside & Rights of Way team, regarding the poor condition of the above-mentioned public footpath. The footpath forms part of an important east-west pedestrian link from the Parsonage Estate, via Cannons Mill Lane, to Grange Paddocks and Rye Street. The approval of a new… Continue reading


We have been alerted that the temporary closure of Dane O’Coys has resulted in pedestrians experiencing problems using the lane to link with the local rights of way network. I visited this afternoon to check out the situation after receiving an unhelpful response from the Herts CC Highways team. Despite the presence of heavy machinery… Continue reading


Thanks to those of you who have been in contact to propose improvements that could be made to the walking infrastructure within the Bishop’s Stortford area. These together with our own proposals have been submitted to the East Herts District Council LCWIP team. We’ve attached details and supporting maps of each ‘improvement’ for your information… Continue reading

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