Current Events:

Please note, if conditions necessitate the route of walks may need to change at short notice.
Sunday, 29 September, 2019
Garden Party Walk
Booking advised

The walk will take in The Neatherd, Dumpling Green, Potter’s Fen and the fringe of Scarning Water Meadows before we regain the town centre and our welcome refreshment: this will be tea/coffee and cake served (weather permitting) in a back garden.

The walk will follow a range of paths and tracks east and south of Dereham. We set out along The Neatherd, leaving past the High School then down to, alongside and over the A47 into open country.

We then turn further south again to join the Dumpling Green track near Borrow Hall. Past a possibly muddy section, we will cross Yaxham Road and the Mid-Norfolk Railway and make our way through the houses to Potter’s Fen: Potters Fen
We then return north past St Nicholas Junior School to reach the town centre, and, soon after, our garden party.

The walk is about 5½ miles, taking about 2 hours, including a short break for those bringing mid walk refreshments (or who just want a rest). There are no stiles or gates, and just a few short steps. Well controlled dogs are welcome on the walk, though open spaces are limited and we do cross and walk along a number of roads.

Booking is advised:
Tickets are £5.00, which includes tea/coffee and cake at the garden party, further details and tickets available from Ken Hawkins at or on 07505 426750.

See the walk flyer (pdf, opens in new tab))

Regular Event: First Friday of the month
Friday Monthly Walks
Short walks around Dereham
On the first Friday of each month meet at Queen Mother's Garden at 10:00am for a leisurely walk (less than 4 miles). Cost £2 to support Dereham Walkers are Welcome.

QM Garden walkers

The walks are pot-luck, with no advanced published route and unlike our main events (longer walks) simply conclude back at Queen Mother's garden. There is an option, at the end of the walk, to enjoy some refreshments together at an agreed venue.

4 Oct, 1 Nov, 6 Dec
Sunday, 6 October, 2019
rails to horizon
Thuxton MNR Walk
Booking strongly advised
MNR logo
Join us for a 7 mile walk (about 3 hours)
and a triple treat:
  1. First, a ride on the Mid-Norfolk Railway’s heritage diesel railcar to Thuxton.
  2. Second, a walk through the fields and along tracks, back into Dereham.
  3. Third, a drink (tea, coffee or soft drink) and cake at the Station Refreshment Room on return.
Oh, and fourth, if you want more to eat or drink, 10% off all further catering purchases made at that time. Children under 5 travel and walk free, but their refreshments will need to be purchased.

The walk starts at Dereham Railway Station (free parking) at 10:15 for the 10:30 train to Thuxton. Alighting here, we will follow tracks and paths (and a few short sections of road) bringing us back into Dereham, via Garvestone and the edge of Whinburgh.

There are three stiles and three gates on the walk. Well controlled dogs are welcome, though there are limited open spaces and we do cross the railway and a number of roads (we walk a short way along some of them); dogs travel free on the railway.

Booking is strongly advised:
Tickets are £7.50, which includes travel, the walk, and drink and cake on return. Available from any Dereham Walkers are Welcome committee member, or contact Ken Hawkins at or on 07505 426750.

See the walk flyer (pdf, opens in new tab))