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New Norfolk trail maps to mark milestone

PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 April 2016

At the launch of the new Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path maps are members of the Norfolk Trails team (from left) Andrew Middleton, Chris Brough, Russell Wilson and artist (R) Andrew Ruffhead. Picture: Ian Burt

At the launch of the new Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path maps are members of the Norfolk Trails team (from left) Andrew Middleton, Chris Brough, Russell Wilson and artist (R) Andrew Ruffhead. Picture: Ian Burt

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When artist Andrew Ruffhead was commissioned to create eye-catching maps of the county’s National Trail he did not have far to go to find inspiration.

Burnham Market based Mr Ruffhead lives a short stroll from the Norfolk Coast Path which, with Peddars Way, makes up the 93 mile walking route.

The two artworks, which feature a multitude of natural wonders and historic monuments, have been created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Norfolk’s National Trail.

Mr Ruffhead said: “There were landmarks I did not previously know about including Trimingham Radar and Stiffkey Whirlygig, which was used to launch pilotless aircraft for target practice.”

The map includes illustrations of features on the newest section of the coastal path between Sea Palling and Hopton that is due to open in October.

Senior trails officer Russell Wilson said: “Lots of walkers complete the whole route and would like a memento. This brings fresh colour to the trail and can be a piece of artwork to hang up on the wall at home.

“The maps are like the landscape, the closer you look the more you discover.” Copies of the artworks will be available for purchase from the National Trials website.

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