Easy access walks this Autumn
The Norfolk Coast Partnership has produced a range of fourteen information sheets on accessible walks in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The walk information has been developed in order to give everyone the confidence to get out and enjoy this special place. All the routes are short (˝ to 1 ˝ miles), start and finish near car parks with accessible toilets, offer frequent seating opportunities and are well waymarked, they also offer the opportunity for everyone to discover special parts of the area.
The information sheet also contains photos of things to look out for, the
waymarkers to follow and the terrain of the route in order that you can
judge for yourself if it is suitable for you. Suitable for everyone from
wheelchair users to families with pushchairs and the elderly.
WALKERS ARE WELCOME TOWNS BOOST OUR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS—AND THE ECONOMY
In the last ten years, Walkers Are Welcome towns have developed 1,200 walks totalling over 6,342 miles—the distance from London to Lima—and raised massive sums of money for their local economies.
This information is revealed in a recent survey of 69 of the 111 Walkers Are Welcome towns in England, Scotland and Wales. Towns are accorded national Walkers Are Welcome status by the network’s national committee, once they have proved that they have demonstrated their commitment to promoting facilities for walkers. They must show they have support from local businesses and a broad-based committee, and that they help to keep paths open and waymarked and encourage the provision of public transport.
The survey reveals the many benefits which Walkers Are Welcome towns provide
to their communities.