We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.


Winding its way through Harlow, the River Stort Navigation was once a thriving commercial route for barges carrying grain to Bishop's Stortford. Today, it's a great route for country walks.

General information

Address: Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QS

Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There's a car park for patrons of the pub and a public pay & display car park at the station

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Free visitor guide

Great for

A great place to watch the boats drift past and spot wildlife

  • Dog Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking


Parndon Mill, Harlow Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Spot a boat

You should see some narrowboats, especially in the marina


Boat trips


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Kingfishers

The canal is a green ribbon running through the town, get out and see some great domestic wildlife and experience nature close at hand