At our last networking meeting we had the pleasure of welcoming Keiron and Craig from the Heritage 100 Project.
The Heritage 100 project is a series of 100 collectable, circular walks and accompanying stories set within County Durham. Managed by Durham based charity - The Walk and Talk Trust - its aim is to create a legacy of walking and wellbeing.
The walks will showcase the wonderfully diverse Durham countryside from the Heritage coast in the east to the Durham dales in the west whereas the stories will record an oral heritage that will otherwise be lost.
Keiron said, "we want communities to feel they have ownership of their individual walks and their help is invaluable in the writing of the stories with our author, David Willem. We want people to discover County Durham through the Heritage 100 and give people - families, friends and visitors to the area - a chance to connect by walking and talking in an environment free from the pressures of everyday life.
We hope to drive commerce into towns and villages where the walks are located. The walks are of 'coffee shop length' and we will signpost walkers to places they can eat/drink and stay over as well as other businesses and organisations promoting local heritage and culture. A thriving partnership with Durham County Council and local businesses is crucial in maximising the benefits to the local economy and making the project sustainable.
We are thrilled to announce that Keiron and Craig have joined DBN as new members and we look forward to sharing more about the Heritage 100 Project over the coming year.