The fourth in a series of historic walking trail booklets for the city has been launched by Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART), helping local people and visitors discover the area's fascinating past.
The Norwich Lanes booklet is a beautifully illustrated pocketable guide taking in the historic highlights of this vibrant area, including both well-known and more unfamiliar sights. The booklet also covers stories of some of the people and events which have shaped the area including details of all the people commemorated by pavement markers on St Gregory's Green.
It is the fourth booklet in the Norwich Trails series by HEART, which features various geographic areas to help local people and visitors explore Norwich's outstanding heritage by foot. The first three trails cover the Cathedral Quarter and Elm Hill; Timberhill; and the Wensum River Parkway.
Michael Loveday, Chief Executive of Norwich HEART said: "The Lanes is a beautiful historic area and this booklet is both a great introduction to visitors seeing it for the first time and of interest to local people who want to learn more about the area's past.
"The Norwich Trails series is a great way of helping people discover the city's heritage at their own pace and in their own way - whether it's finding out a bit more about our famous landmarks, uncovering spots they wouldn't otherwise have noticed or simply enjoying a scenic stroll with photo opportunities. We've had great feedback on the booklets so far and are planning on developing more in the coming months."
Roger Pemberton, Chairman of the Norwich Lanes Traders Association, said: "Norwich Lanes welcomes the opportunity to be a part of this series of walking tours around four beautiful areas of Norwich. Our members look forward to welcoming everyone who does the walk to the home of independent trading in Norwich. We believe all who visit the area will leave with a memory of a fascinating time spent in a diverse area of the city and with a reason to come back to visit at least a few of our individual and original shops, cafes, restaurants and bars."
The Norwich Lanes walk covers around a mile and is likely to take 45 minutes to an hour, depending on walking pace and pauses for reading and photographing. The booklet was written by HEART's volunteer coordinator Nick Williams and designed by Anne Reekie. Trail booklets are priced at £1.95 and are available from Jarrold, Norwich Tourist Information Centre and Colman‘s Mustard Shop & Museum and some local shops around Norwich.
For more information visit www.heritagecity.org/norwichtrails.
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