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Event date: Monday 22 October, 2018
Gressenhall Walk
Booking now open

This walk covers the area around Gressenhall and the northern fringe of Dereham. We will be starting and ending at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse (Gressenhall, Dereham, NR20 4DR), which will be open for those who want to visit afterwards - admission charges apply - see www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/gressenhall-farm-and-workhouse.

The walk starts at 10:00 from the Workhouse 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. If coming by bus from the north, Konect service 21 stops at the museum a little before 09:30. There is no bus from Dereham at that time, but we will arrange lifts for anyone coming into Dereham by bus: please advise when booking.

The route is south along Mill Lane, to enter Dereham and follow the lane (Dereham Footpath 19) through to Gressenhall Road. We‘re then on country lanes to pass St Mary’s Church, and make our way into the village. Here we cross the Nar Valley Way, leaving the village to the north to meet Bittering Street, there turning north east and finally south east to return to the start. Please note that the route may be changed if conditions necessitate this.

There are no gates or stiles on the walk. Well controlled dogs are welcome on the walk, but will not be admitted to the Museum site (except assistance dogs). Please note that Gressenhall village, half way round, has a pub and one shop (which may or may not be open), but there are no toilets or other food and drink outlets until we are back at the start.

Tickets cost £6, which includes tea or coffee plus cake on return. (The café also serves lunches.) Booking is essential: please book as soon as possible and by 8 October (the café wants numbers two weeks in advance) but we 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.

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