Planning your visit

Address: Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QS View on Google map

Opening Times: The towpath is always open

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.

Nearby Parndon Mill Lock is the start of the Stort Sculpture Trail. The very first work tells you 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 the Parndon Mill gallery and other cultural venues in the town.

The Gibberd Garden is accessible on foot from the riverside, a short distance upstream of Harlow Lock.

Things to do and see

Places to eat:

Boat trips:

Wildlife spotting:

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

Getting here

By car - there's a car park for customers of the pub and a public pay & display car park at the station

By rail - Harlow Town Railway station runs along side the rive so it's just a short hop across the road to the riverside walk

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