Bishop's Stortford is a market town on the River Stort with historic buildings in the town centre around the Market Square,
High Street and Bridge Street. Only the earthworks remain of Bishop's Stortford's castle and these can be seen in Castle Gardens.
A Visitor Guide and Town Trails are available from the Tourist Information Centre or download a copy from the website:
TI Market Square. Tel. 01279 715001.
The Museum is part of the South Mills Arts Centre and covers the history of the town and surrounding area.
Events and exhibitions programme. Admission free.
Open M-F 1000-1700, Sat 1000-1600.
A former royal hunting forest established by Henry I in 1100, Hatfield Forest is now a National Nature Reserve
with a wide range of habitats including coppiced woodland, open plains and a lake. Download a map from the website showing trails.
Café (1¼ miles from bus stop).
Open at all times, best visited May-Sep. Café Apr-Sep, Daily 0900-1700 (see website for Oct-Mar).
Bus 508 from Riverside (¼ mile from station) to Takeley Street, Green Man, 12 minutes journey. Then along the side road, under the bridge and up to Flitch Way (a former railway line) to enter Hatfield Forest. M-F ½-hourly, Sat hourly. Buses return to Bishop's Stortford Interchange near the station. Operated by Arriva. The bus also operates from Stansted Airport.
The Museum is housed in a historic blacksmith's forge in the picturesque village of Much Hadham.
Galleries cover local history as well as the craft of the blacksmith. A highlight is unique Tudor wall paintings.
Exhibitions programme. Café.
Open Apr-mid Dec, FSSu & BH 1100-1700 (dusk if earlier).
Bus 351 from Bishop's Stortford Interchange (near the station) to Much Hadham, Village Hall (opposite the Museum), this is the next stop after Ye Olde Red Lion Hotel. About 20 minutes journey, M-F about every 2 hours, Sat infrequent. Operated by Central Connect. The bus also operates from St Margarets.
This site was the home for over 40 years of the 20th century artist Henry Moore. The sculpture gardens and
adjoining fields showcase his iconic works. Several studios reveal elements of his working practice, including printmaking,
drawing and carving. The house, Hoglands, contains many of Moore's personal items. Café and picnic area.
Open Apr-Oct, WThFSSu & BH 1100-1700.
Bus see Much Hadham Forge Museum above, then 1½ miles walk along minor roads, or stay on the bus to Hadham Cross, Station Road for a slightly shorter footpath walk.