Waterside Stortford awarded Green Flag status by Keep Britain Tidy.
Waterside Stortford is a riverside and countryside trail passing through the historic market town of Bishop’s Stortford. The trail features twenty-one information boards along its length illuminating its history and ecology. It is possible to do all of the walk or part of the walk and the entirety of the trail takes approximately 3 hours.
With the option to cycle or stroll through the 3.5 mile (5.6km) the public can enjoy beautiful relaxing views of the water, nature and wildlife. Waterside Stortford winds gently through the valley of a chalk stream, through to the maltings of historic Bishop’s Stortford and the canal scenes of the Stort Navigation. One can walk through the market town enjoying the views, whilst doing a spot of shopping or stopping to have a bite to eat or drink in the various restaurants, historic pubs and popular bars.
Waterside Stortford is an initiative created by Bishop's Stortford Town Council, Environment Agency, East Herts District Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Canal and Rivers Trust and a number of other stakeholders. These organisations have recently collaborated to produce a flyer detailing their involvement with The Waterside Stortford Project.
Copies of the Waterside Stortford Trail Guide are available at the Tourist Information Centre located in Market Square.