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Bishop's Stortford Parks and Beyond Walks

'Parks and Beyond' circular walks link together five East Herts Council managed open spaces in Bishop's Stortford - Thorley Wedge, Southern Country Park, Northern Parkland, Bishop's Park and The Firs.

Local volunteers have helped to make this project a success by way marking the route, installing entrance signs and interpretation panels. Follow the waymarked (green and orange) 'Parks and Beyond' traffic free routes along grassy footpaths, bridleways and tarmaced paths, as they link together the five parks.

Our Parks & Beyond Circular Walks leaflet [1MB]  has been produced to guide people around the two circular walks. 

Individual Park Walks

More information about each open space is given below along with a map of the individual park showing the links to the circular walks. 

Southern Country Park

Come and discover Southern Country Park, an award winning Green Flag Park. The  Southern Country Park map [1MB]  has more information and details the links from the park to the other circular walks in Bishop's Stortford.

Northern Parkland

The large grassed open space of Northern Parkland is located to the north of St. Michael's Mead. Dotted with small pockets of young plantation woodland and two children's play areas, gives plenty of places to explore. See our  Northern Parkland map [1MB] for more information and links from the park to the other circular walks in Bishop's Stortford.

Thorley Wedge

Thorley Wedge is a corridor of open space running from Friedburg Avenue to Thorley Hill. There are two children's play areas and at the eastern end of the site an area of mixed woodland. See our  Northern Parkland map [1MB]  for more information and links from the park to the other circular walks in Bishop's Stortford.

Bishop's Park

Just off Woodpecker Close you can find Bishop's Park. With a large area of amenity grassland surrounded by trees and a young children's play area, it makes the perfect place for outdoor activities. See our  Bishop's Park map [1MB]  for more information and links from the park to the other circular walks in Bishop's Stortford

The Firs

A pathway lined with lime, pink chestnut and fir trees, makes this linear woodland  of The Firs a popular route to the local college, schools and into town.  See our  The Firs map [1010KB]  for more information and links from the park to the other circular walks in Bishop's Stortford.