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.


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

Join us for a leisurely short walk of no more than 4 miles.

Next short walk is Friday 5 January
starting 10:15 from Neatherd play area

There’s no need to book, just turn up.

See a report of our August short walk.

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 12 December.
Meet at 10:00 outside Dads-and-Lads
(near the entrance of Cherry Tree car park)

For more details see our Current Events page.

20 November 2023
Committee minutes

Dereham walkers-are-welcome operates via a committee which meets at least four times a year to plan and administer the organisation. Minutes of meeting are published in the Documents section.

See the latest minutes (PDF, opens in a new tab)

REVIEW: 11 October 2023
Mattishall Bus walk

A longer walk (6½ miles), taking the Konect 4 service from Dereham to Mattishall and walking back.

This walk was part of the Walk Norfolk festival, details at Pathmakers, (link opens in a new tab).

See the full report.

2023 / 24
Programme (next few events)
Boot prints

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

(BH = bank holiday):
Fri 1 Dec Dual length walk
Tues 12 Dec Easy Tuesday walk (good surface)
** 2024 **
Mon 1 Jan Longer NYD walk