Following a talk by Sarah Spooner and John Gregory to the Wayland Partnership Heritage Group in Watton, of which Thompson is a member, a few of the Wayland villages have joined the UEA footpaths research project. The group were interested to hear of Thompson’s involvement in the CPRE project at recent meetings, and, although the other villages were unable to join this part of the research the interest led to a request for Sarah to talk to the group about the UEA’s role.
Carbrooke has now benefited from Sarah’s expertise and have begun their own project, while Scoulton, which has only one footpath, has offered to research a neighbouring village. Each has taken advantage of some training sessions. Meanwhile other villages in the Group are also considering how they might contribute.