Connecting Threads: Exploring our Footpaths is a pilot project to encourage people to explore the history of the footpaths in their parish.
Groups from four Norfolk parishes – Beachamwell, Horning, Reepham and Thompson – are taking part in the project. They will be researching footpath names, lost or changed routes, the origins and purpose of their local footpaths, and will be encouraging others in their communities to recall their personal memories of using parish paths.
This project will help raise awareness and enrich knowledge of public rights of way so that local communities value them and (literally) explore them more, and are encouraged to engage in monitoring and protecting them.
It is co-ordinated by CPRE Norfolk, as part of our Protect our Paths Campaign and is funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is supported by academics from the School of History at the University of East Anglia.
- CPRE Norfolk: www.cprenorfolk.org.uk
- Protect our Paths Campaign: www.cprenorfolk.org.uk/campaigns/protect-our-paths
- UEA’s Pathways to History project: www.uea.ac.uk/history/pathways