Welcome to the first newsletter of 2020
Whilst these can feel worrying and challenging times nationally and internationally, it’s important that we maintain our connections to reduce any feelings of isolation and promote wellbeing. As always, that ‘can do’ spirit is evident across Norfolk, with people stepping up to the challenge; whether it is continuing to do your normal job; finding new ways to work; or providing care and support within the community.
Here at Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail, even though we’re away from the office and trail, we want to keep in touch with you; continuing to develop activities and content for the project.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation
Coronavirus is currently causing disruptions to many parts of our lives, including event cancellations.
The Marriott's Way Heritage Trail Project has had to cancel all project events during the current regulations. This includes all guided walks and talks. However, getting out in nature can be important for our wellbeing, and you are still able to use the trails and circular routes close to your home for daily exercise. Go alone or with people from your household. Please enjoy the outdoors in your local area, whilst observing social distancing of at least 2m from any other person. You can find out more about managing the risk of Coronavirus by visiting the Norfolk County Council’s health and well-being page.
While much our social life and events calendars have had to be put temporarily on hold, we can still take the opportunity to make the most of a difficult situation.
With schools closed and new restrictions in place, we want to help give you and your family.
You can visit our website to find some inspirational activities to do. Click here to find plenty of useful learning games and links to other great resources, to help keep little minds your family’s busy little learners active.
While we’re all putting the health of our families and communities first by staying at home, it’s still important to stay as active as we can. Even a small amount of activity will have a positive impact on our physical and mental health.
Active Norfolk has a range of information to help individuals and families stay active at home.
Munnings, Mills & Marriott
There was a great turn out in Old Costessey for our Munnings, Mills & Marriott heritage walk on Saturday 14th March. Project staff Andrew and Sophie had plenty of tales to tell about the area's cultural and industrial heritage. The four-and-a-half-mile walk passed several interesting churches and the location of a late Georgian post mill, which overlooked the Wensum Valley. The location of Hellesdon train station was visited and Andrew fascinated the group with his knowledge of Saint Walstan and identifying the locations that provided inspiration to the paintings of famous equestrian artist Alfred Munnings. Thank you to all who came.
Tell us what you think.
If you are stuck indoors with plenty of time on your hands, you can occupy those twiddling thumbs by helping us.
We need your feedback on how we at Marriott’s Way Heritage Project are doing.
Been to one of our events?
Regularly use Marriott’s Way?
Tried out one of our circular walks?
Tell us what you thought. Your ongoing support and feedback help us improve Marriott’s Way for future users as well as having an impact on how we develop all Norfolk’s long-distance trail going forward.
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