Walking provides health and economic benefits and there are many places to walk in Dereham, some are public streets, some are parks and open spaces. Dereham has 41 public rights of way - paths and tracks which everyone can use by right. We have published fourteen walk-guides which cover most of the countryside paths.

News:

Wednesday 17 July 2024
railway lines
Thuxton Train Walk
Booking ESSENTIAL by 5 July please

With a change of date, our ride and walk on the Mid-Norfolk Railway will now be on Wednesday 17 July (not 18 July as previously indicated - we had guessed at the likely MNR timetable and it turned out to be slightly different).

The event will start at 10:15 at the Railway Station, catching the 10:30 departure for the 20 minute ride to Thuxton. From there, we will walk back to Dereham via Garvestone, Whinburgh and Toftwood. The walk is about 7 miles and will include a specific 10 minutes (or so) break, so please feel free to bring refreshments if you wish.

Booking is essential for this walk, there are two options:

For more details see our Current Events page.

Regular Event: First Friday
Friday Monthly Walks
Short walks around Dereham

Join us for a leisurely short walk of no more than 4 miles. There’s no need to book, just turn up.

Next short walk starts 10:15, Friday 5 July
from The Neatherd play area

If coming by car, please allow time to park elsewhere if the limited space by the play area is full. (There is parking further along the rough track past the play area and the pond.)

See a report from our April and June short walks.

For more details see our Current Events page.


Regular Event: Second Tuesday
Easy Tuesday Walks
Easy Tuesday Walks around Dereham

Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for a walk no more than two miles and on good and even surfaces: we will make it clear in the email if this is not the case. The pace will be steady with regular pauses to catch our breath.

Afterwards there will be an opportunity to have some refreshments at a nearby hotel/cafe (bring your purse).

The next walk will be on Tuesday 9 July.
Meet at 10:00 outside Dads-and-Lads
(near the entrance of Cherry Tree car park)

For more details see our Current Events page.


REVIEW: 15 June 2024
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(Nearly) Summer walk

Starting from the bottom of Cherry Tree car park a 6 miles walk going east from the town and returning through Northall Green, Quebec Wood and the path above Rushmeadow.

See the full report.




REVIEW: 27 May 2024
Church St.
Late May Bank Holiday walk

The plan has changed from that in the original timetable. The date changed some weeks ago but the route also had to change at the last moment due to previous very heavy rain.

We started at 10:00 outside Church House and headed out east for a 6½ mile circuit enjoying a 'big' sky and lush greens, but also dodging some large puddles.

See the full report.

2024
Programme (next few events)
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2024 Programme
Calendar June Update

These are our next few events, for the full year's programme and beyond see our Current Events page.

E="easy" (2 miles),
S="short" (4 miles),
F="full" (5-7+ miles):
** 2024 **
Fri 5 July S Regular Short walk - Neatherd
Tue 9 July E Regular Easy Tuesday walk
Thu 17 Jul F Train-walk (Thuxton)
Fri 2 Aug S Regular Short walk - Windmill
Tue 13 Aug E Regular Easy Tuesday walk
Mon 26 Aug F Garden Party walk