Please note, if conditions necessitate the route of walks may need to change
at short notice.
Event date: Monday 22 October, 2018
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
(07505 426750) or any committee
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