Pathway from the past

The meandering River Alde, the beautiful woods of the Blackheath Estate and the great expanses of marshland and reed beds - the ancient Sailors’ Path, gives members of the public the chance to walk an ancient route along the county’s heritage coastline. The six-mile walk begins on the beach at Aldeburgh and passes through RSPB North Warren, an area of grazing marshes, reedbeds, heathland and woodland. Where the Sailors’ Path name comes from is a bit of a mystery but one local legend suggests sailors who moored at Snape Maltings to unload goods would find their boats stuck at low tide so …

Out west

Whether you are a keen walker, an avid historian or someone who simply likes to relax on the beach, West Norfolk could well be the place to go to. This undiscovered area of the county has its own charms and attractions, often distinct from those of the better known and more popular parts of Norfolk. While it does boast major tourist attractions, such as the Sandringham Estate and Norfolk Lavender, it also offers quiet corners of outstanding rural beauty, pretty, flint villages with exceptional restaurants, hotels and guest houses, and a rich variety of smaller historical sites, ready to be explored. Walking through …

A fine selection

Artists across the region are gathering their thoughts, sketching their ideas and putting brush to canvas ready for this year’s Open Exhibition of the Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA). Submission of work takes place on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October, with the exhibition itself showing at the Gallery Picturecraft, in Holt, from Friday 14 to Tuesday 25 October. Bob Brandt, vice president of the IEA, is calling for interested professional and amateur artists to submit their work in the hope of seeing it displayed alongside pieces by members of the association. “Last year’s exhibition saw about 240 pieces submitted, of which about …