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: Monday 22 October, 2018
Grassy path
Gressenhall Walk
Booking now open

The walk starts at 10:00 from Gressenhall Workhouse Museum (NR20 4DR) and is a little under 6 miles, taking about 2½ hours, including a short break at the church for those bringing their own refreshments. There is ample car parking at the Workhouse which will be open for those who want to visit afterwards (admission charges apply).

Tickets cost £6, which includes tea or coffee plus cake on return. (The cafĂ© also serves lunches.)

Booking is essential: please book as soon as possible, preferably by 8 October, will do our best to accommodate anyone booking after this date, so please contact us even after that date. Contact Ken Hawkins dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net (07505 426750) or any committee member.

More information in the current events section or download our flyer (opens in new tab).

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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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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6 July, 2018
Committee meeting

REVIEW: 16 June, 2018
APM - Etling Green Walk
scene Starting at Church House we crossed Neatherd Moor on our way to explore Etling Green.

The walk returned to Church House where we held our Annual Public Meeting; a review of the year and an opportunity to ask questions of the committee and make suggestions, with free tea/coffee and cake.

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REVIEW: 28 May, 2018
Late May Bank Holiday - Fens & Meadows Walk
A 6½ mile walk exploring our Fens and Water Meadows.

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