TWO heritage organisations have combined to launch a new discovery trail.

Halstead and District Local History Society along with charity Halstead 21st Century Group have produced a new Halstead heritage discovery trail.

The trail can be found on Halstead 21st Century Group’s children themed display in the Weavers Court underpass.

Those taking part will be given a map with descriptions of the sites listed on it.

The idea is to introduce everyone to Halstead’s historic features.

It is aimed mostly at visitors to the town along with its newer residents.

Eileen Penn, Chair of Halstead 21st Century Group, said: “This has been such an interesting project.

“We’ve researched other trails and followed some local ones to help us inform this one, and we’re absolutely delighted with the work our designer has done.

“Digital technology enables us to reuse the information time and time again while updating all those changes to our environment that can soon make a trail out of date.”

Printing of the leaflets was funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

They fund a variety of projects, helping to ‘create positive and lasting changes for people and communities.’

Over the past 25 years, the group have been the largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage.

They have awarded over £8billion to more than 44,000 projects across the UK since 1994.

The Halstead discovery trail is one of several items and events included in Halstead 21st Century Group’s Readiness and Resilience Project, which also included a recent talk by James Canton, author of The Oak Papers at the Empire Theatre.

Leaflets and maps for the trail can be found at public spaces such as the Queen’s Hall council, offices, and the town library.