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Norfolk Trails – a programme idea

You may have heard of Norfolk Trails?

Deputy County Commissioner (Programme), Jane Warden has reviewed information about Norfolk Trails from Norfolk County Council that may be of use to Scouting.

Norfolk trails are  made up of 14 long distance routes totalling 1,200 miles. Information is available to Norfolk Scout members on their website: www.norfolk.gov.uk/trails , which may be of use for planning hikes and camping trips.

The site contains maps of each route, as well as details of smaller circular routes which may be a more manageable size for younger sections such as Cubs. It’s really easy to find a route local to Scout groups using the interactive map at www.norfolk.gov.uk/trails

Some of the projects are aimed specifically at young people and are therefore ideal for building into Scouting programmes and also help with some Go Go Hare Challenges

1. Geocaching: developed own geocaching series on several routes and are constantly updating these.  Website link

2. Munzee: similar to geocaching but based QR codes and a smartphone app. There is a Munzee trail in Thetford and one in Norwich which are ideal for groups in these districts as the trails can be completed within a couple of hours. Website link