Current Events:

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
Water Meadows 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 start.
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.

Walk Details

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 welcome refreshment.

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 are Welcome.

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!