A final flourish

Lots of questions from our interested visitors

The Exploring Horning’s Footpaths exhibition was held last weekend on Saturday 12th April. Appropriately, St Benet’s Hall Horning is located on a footpath, one of three footpaths on Horning’s riverside St Benet’s Green. Over sixty-five people trod the short stretch of Footpath 4a and visited the exhibition and everyone who came learned something new. One long-established resident discovered a path she didn’t know existed, others joked about Horning’s only Right to Roam area, now carr woodland and so marshy that it was renamed Right to Float! The project’s film Linking Two Sacred Sites provided a gentle reminder of the peace and beauty of rural paths and the audio evoked the local stories in a true Norfolk voice. Most who came to the exhibition were locals but one or two were visiting from further afield, including Germany. The predominant feeling was that the work should live on and there was much encouragement for a book or leaflets, and certainly a map of walks with historic details. ‘What next?’ was the question Annie and I asked ourselves! More walking, certainly.