Address: Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QS
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
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 and heritage trails.
A great place to watch the boats drift past and spot wildlife
Parndon Mill Lock is the start of the Stort Sculpture Trail. The very first work gives the history of the canal and there are works at each lock through Harlow.
Harlow Sculpture Town also boasts the largest public sculpture collection in the land and free maps are available from our gallery and other cultural venues in the town.
Parndon Mill fine art gallery shows a programme of exhibitions all year round. Entry is free.
The Gibberd Garden is accessible on foot from the canal, a short distance upstream of Harlow Lock.
You should see some narrowboats, especially in the marina
a busy boating centre with boat hire, day trips and cycle hire
You may see:
The canal is a green ribbon running through the town, get out and see some great domestic wildlife and experience nature close at hand
There's a car park for patrons of the pub and a public pay & display car park at the station