The Paston Footprints mission
to entice and empower 21st century people to become curious about, and to participate in, the Paston story.
to connect the legends, letters and landmarks of the Pastons through heritage walks and cycle rides in Paston Country.
to be the first facilitation of bringing together professional and community based heritage, educational, wellbeing, creative, religious, commercial, leisure and tourism sectors to promote the globally significant Paston heritage.
Invest in People
through creative forms of engagement with Paston heritage, thereby enabling new audiences, to participate; currently our focus is with these groups and their intersections:
Wellbeing (physical and mental health) groups
Experience-seeking tourists (locals, regional, national and international markets)
through promoting passion for heritage, by enhancing opportunities for social wellbeing, through promoting community investment in their local heritage, stimulating a sense of belonging, and in the active physical engagement with the heritage through heritage trail walking and cycling.
Make Paston heritage accessible
opening access to seeing and understanding the Paston heritage, from the archives to privately owned buildings (through digitisation and 3D modelling, with accompanying interpretative scaffolding and deeper learning exercises);
lasting all-age learning activities – in churches, in interpretation centres, and online;
schools’ impact – enabling schools’ to be active research centres, enabling teachers to use the Paston heritage more prominently through learning resources.