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.


REVIEW: Friday 2 July, 2021
Footpath marker post
Northward Hoe! Walk

This walk offered a choice: a longer walk of about 7 miles or a short walk of 3½ or 4 miles.

Both walks set off past the church, down Washbridge and on to Rushmeadow. We then joined Sandy Lane and progressed past the golf course to reach Quebec Road. People on the short walk could return to the town centre either on Sandy Lane or Quebec Road.

The longer walk continued to Hoe, returning via Northall Green and The Neatherd.

Read the full report.
16 June, 2021
Footpath repairs
Footpath Repair

Dereham Walkers are Welcome (WaW) collaborated with the Norfolk Ramblers to repair long-neglected Dereham Footpath 1, where it crosses the A47.

The EDP (opens in a new tab) covered the activities including pictures before and after the repair works.

REVIEW: 31 May, 2021
Yaxham Church
Tud Valley Walk

A full COVID-19 compliant risk assessment has been completed.

A 6 mile walk along the Tud Valley which marks the boundary between Dereham and Yaxham. Taking about 2½ hours, including a short mid-way break for rest and/or self provided refreshments. An excellent walking day with sun and a gentle breeze.

Read the full report.

Regular Event: First Friday of the month
Friday Monthly Walks
Short walks around Dereham

On the first Friday of each month, starting in or near the town centre at 10:00am for a leisurely walk (no more than 4 miles).

Please contact Ken Hawkins for start location.
Tel: 07561 813243 (leave a message)
email: dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net

6 August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November and 3 December

View the short walks flyer (PDF, opens in new tab).

May 2021
Tree lined route
Short Walks Booklet

NEW: A collection of seven short walks in a booklet. Walks are between 2 and 4½ miles, but all can be shortened to a maximum of 3¼ miles.

co-op logo Thanks to the Co-Op Local Community Fund this booklet will be printed and made available in various places such as The Library - look out for your FREE copy.

Booklet (PDF, opens in new tab).

More details on the Published Walks page.
Programme for the year
Covid-19 pandemic - please check website before events or phone: 07561 813243
Warning Triangle

While walking outside is not usually regarded as a high risk activity, we will follow Public Health England advice regarding public events.

(BH = bank holiday):
Fri First Friday Regular Monthly Short Walk
BH Mon 30 Aug Walk
Sat 11 Sept Heritage Open Day Walk - Georgian
Fri 17 Sept Heritage Open Day Walk - Industrial
Sat 18 Sept Heritage Open Day Walk - Town
Wed 13 Oct Walk
Fri 3 Dec Dual length walk
BH Sat 1 Jan 2022 New Year's Day walk