January 2014

Weavers’ Way in Acle

For the duration of 2013-14, Norfolk Trails, part of Norfolk County Council, the new managing body of the Weavers Way, has been in receipt of European Transmarche funding in order to improve tourism in rural areas. The Weavers Way and Paston Way were chosen to use this funding. During the last year, the Weavers Way has received some 46,000 visits and this year is already looking likely to beat those figures.

These routes are not just for long distance walkers. NCC developed new website pages 

http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/Leisure_and_culture/Norfolk_Trails/Weavers_Way/index.htm

with lots of downloadable walks varying in type (circular/linear) and length on and around the Weavers Way), linking in with public transport wherever possible. Local tourism businesses can really benefit from the Weavers Way being in your area.

NCC will, over the next few months, be improving the signage of the route on the ground in order to make it easier to follow for everyone and more visible to visitors. Following this NCC needs to be able to look after their investment which is where maybe you could help us? They are looking for volunteers in this area to become Trail rangers, the main role being to walk a short agreed section of the route, once every season and fill in a simple report form advising if there are any issues. No previous experience or expertise is required just enthusiasm, all volunteers will receive training and support. There are lots of other ways in which you could volunteer and NCC would really like to talk to anyone who is interested.

http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/Leisure_and_culture/Norfolk_Trails/NCC130050

Or: Telephone Polly Bryant at NCC on 01603 222765

Minutes of 12th December 2013

12th December 2013