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 35 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.


Event date: Tuesday 1 January, 2019
Hogmanay Hike
Booking now open

A Hogmanay Hike - but it won’t be a route march, just a good way getting yourself ready to honour all those New Year Resolutions. The walk will explore the land to the east of Dereham, mainly south of the A47 in the Tud Valley.

The walk starts at 10:00 from The Neatherd car park, it will be about 6½ miles, taking about 2½ hours, and we'll include a short break half way round.

On return, we make our way (5-10 minutes) to a nearby house, where tea or coffee plus seasonal food will be waiting.

Tickets cost £5, which includes all refreshments. Booking is requested to ensure we have adequate refreshments available.

Full details, or download our flyer (pdf, opens in a new window).

REVIEW: 22 October, 2018
Gressenhall Walk
By way of a change, our October walk started out of Dereham, at the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. A cool but sunny morning saw 20 of us - including 2 visitors from The Netherlands - gather on the car park at the Workhouse for a little under 6 miles walk taking about 2½ hours.

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19 October, 2018
Committee meeting

REVIEW: 30 September, 2018
Hoe Rough Walk
The walk took us across some of the less used parts of The Neatherd, and on to Northall Green. Continuing north, to Hoe, descending through Hoe Common and across Hoe Rough on the fringes of Beetley. Returning along Mill Lane (part of Wensum Way) and then down Quebec Road back to the town centre.

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7 September, 2018
Committee meeting

REVIEW: 27 August, 2018
New Routes Walk
Starting and finishing at Dereham windmill we set out on a 6½ mile walk exploring the new routes being registered on the 'definitive map'.

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17 August, 2018
Quiz Answers

Our fundraising quiz was won by Sue from Toftwood. As well as the kudos of being the winner, she also receives a £10 voucher donated by Dereham Co-oP.

Quiz and answers (pdf - opens in new window).

REVIEW: 29 July, 2018
A Glimpse of Dereham's History
Town Sign In a break from our usual format, the emphasis of this short walk is the views of our town itself. Exploring some of Dereham's history we also have a peak behind the scenes.

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