NAVE NORTRAIL is divided up into four interconnected initiatives that reflect themes running through the whole project. For, The Pathways Network, project partners will identify their route for NAVE NORTRAIL. The final route will be selected on the basis of visual content, safety, historic links, cultural richness, proximity to overnight accommodation and access to other amenities.
The work will be closely related to public sector spatial planning, leisure and environmental services working in partnership with both regional and local forestry, wildlife and environmental organisations.
The second theme is the Heritage Network, in which project partners will identify sites of cultural and natural heritage along the route and create linkages between them through the co-ordination of museums, local authorities, and tourism agencies. It is during theme two that the final route for the project will be decided.
Theme three, Accommodation Network, will have significant links to community economic development and ensure that commercial benefits are shaped, developed, marketed and exploited effectively. There will be induction sessions for guides to heritage sites, briefing sessions for local transport personnel and assistance with the development of linked businesses along the route via training.
Finally theme four, Pathway to Knowledge, will see the creation of a Knowledge Library containing information used during the earlier stages of the project. The project also has a Project Implementation and Management Activities theme, where a Project Steering Committee will oversee the NAVE NORTRAIL project, with an advisory forum established to provide cross sectoral input, national and regional consortia to ensure co-ordination at the regional level and a Editorial Board created to maintain an overview of knowledge and information distribution.