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.


20 March 2024
Pony and foal
Northall Green walk

This 6 mile walk will take in Northall Green and paths to the east of the town. Meet at 10:15 at the play area at The Neatherd. If coming by car, please allow time to park further down the track or elsewhere if there are no spaces at the adjacent parking area.

See the for more details.

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 is Friday 1 March
starting 10:15 from Greenfields Rd by the Windmill

If coming by car, please park on Greenfields Rd,
not in the Windmill car park.

Again on this walk, we plan to revive an old arrangement - going to a local café for hot drinks and/or lunch at the end, in this case Partea Hut at the Windmill. If this option appeals come prepared with a bit of available time and money.

See a report of our February 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 March.
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: 17 February 2024
Swanton Morley village sign
Gressenhall (via bus) Walk

At about 5½ miles, this adventure started with 31 people and two dogs taking a bus to Swanton Morley. They were met by further walkers for the walk back to Dereham using part of the Wensum Way (and its Dereham extension, which is also part of the Jubilee Trail from Gressenhall).

See the full report.

REVIEW: 1 January 2024
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New Year's Day walk

2024 started with our traditional 1 January walk to start the New Year. The walk was to be about 5½ miles, but mud shortened that a little.

We returned to Church House for hot drinks and a small selection of sumptuous seasonal savoury and sweet ... (Walk Leader: I’ve run out of alliteration) items. [Web editor: ... snacks !]

See the full report.

Programme (next few events)
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2024 Programme

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 1 Mar S Regular Short walk - Windmill
Tue 12 Mar E Regular Easy Tuesday walk
Wed 20 Mar F Full walk
Fri 5 Apr S Regular Short walk - Neatherd
Tue 9 Apr E Regular Easy Tuesday walk
Sat 20 Apr S Shorter walk and AGM (Church St)