GUIDE TO THE RIVER STORT
(Spellbrook to Bishop's Stortford)
NAME OF RIVER: River Stort.
WHERE IS IT?: Harlow, Essex. Map.
Put in: Harlow Mill, A414 about mile north of the station. Also looks possible at Spellbrook, 1 mile south of Stortford, near level crossing.
APPROX LENGTH: Out and back to Bishops Stortford outskirts, 8 miles
TIME NEEDED: 3 hours.
ACCESS HASSLES: Public navigation.
Gary Aldam BSCC...(Nov 2006) You need a British Waterways license or a BCU license. Feel free to call in on Bishop's Stortford Canoe Club based by the river just below SouthMill Lock.'
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Regulated by locks.
GRADING: I placid.
MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: A real pig of a portage at Pishiobury Lock 1 mile above Harlow steep banks, brambles, nettles you name it!
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Pleasantly rural, despite being on edge of London conurbation.
OTHER NOTES: Should also be possible to canoe downstream to the confluence with the Lea.
CONTRIBUTED BY: David Wilson, also Gary Aldam.