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.
Places to eat:
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
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