Please note, if conditions necessitate the route of walks may need to change
at short notice.
Event date: Bank holiday Monday 27 May, 2019
Meadows in May
Booking now open
Starting at 09:45 from The George Hotel Swaffham Road, Dereham NR19 2AZ. Parking
is available at the rear of the Hotel: please park at the far end, leaving the
nearer spaces for other customers. Please note that after leaving the town,
there are neither toilets nor food and drink outlets until we are back at the
The walk is about 6¾ miles, taking about 2¾ hours, including a
short break for those bringing mid walk refreshments (or who just want a rest).
There are no stiles or steps, and just one gate. Well controlled dogs are
welcome on the walk, though open spaces are limited and we do cross and walk
along a number of roads.
Tickets cost £7, which includes tea/coffee and cake at The George on our
return. Booking is essential:
Contact Ken Hawkins at
or on 07505 426750.
The walk will follow paths, tracks and quiet roads to the north of Dereham. We
set out down Washbridge and past Scarning Water Meadows, turning north to reach
and cross Rushmeadow - our Meadow in May. After climbing back through the
woodland, we will walk along the road past Dillington and then along Mill Lane,
a long dog’s leg track eventually reaching Fakenham Road opposite Hoe Rough.
Before that, however, when we reach the Wensum Way, we turn south to get to
Quebec Woods, and follow a couple of tracks to the east before starting the
final stretch back through the old cemetery to regain the town centre and our
Walk promotion flyer
(pdf, opens in new tab).
Event date: First Friday of the month
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
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. If you have
become used to a finishing treat, you will need to make your own arrangements!
Please check regularly for updates or submit your email address to our
to be informed of up-and-coming
Provisional future 2019 timetable:
27 May - standard walk
22 June - Annual Public Meeting with shortish walk.
28 July - Town heritage walk
26 August - Suffolk walk (at Clare)
29 September - Garden party walk
6 October - MNR Train walk to coincide with NCC Festival
1 January 2020