GUIDE TO THE RIVER STORT

(Spellbrook to Bishop's Stortford)

NAME OF RIVER: River Stort.

WHERE IS IT?: Harlow, Essex. Map.

PUT-INS/ TAKEOUTS:

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.

 

 

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