Please note, if conditions necessitate the route of walks may need to change
at short notice.
Event date: Monday 22 April, 2019
Two Windmills** Walk
Booking now open
The walk will follow paths, tracks and quiet roads east of Yaxham, then cross
into Dereham via Mouse’s Bridge, returning west along Dereham Footpath 26 -
which is actually a substantial track throughout, albeit one that often retains
water (and mud), so please be prepared with good footwear. We will come through
Dumpling Green and over the Mid-Norfolk Railway, to depart Dereham across the
fields at Whinburgh.
We will start at 10:15 from Yaxham Waters: parking is available at the café.
Konect service 4 stops outside, and the 09:30 from Norwich reaches there at
10:14. There is no suitable service from Dereham, but we will arrange lifts for
anyone needing one from the town centre.
The walk is about 7¾ miles, taking about 3 hours, and will include a
short break half way round.
There are no stiles on the walk and just 3 easy gates and a short set of 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. Please note that there are no
toilets or any food and drink outlets at any point on the walk after leaving
Yaxham Waters. On return, we take refreshment at Yaxham Waters.
Tickets cost £6.50, which includes tea/coffee and cake, or can be used as
part payment towards lunch.
Walk promotion leaflet
(pdf, opens in new tab).
Further details and tickets are available from Dereham Walkers are Welcome
members, or from Ken Hawkins
** We are taking a bit of a liberty with the title: this walk will take you
close to Yaxham Windmill, and there are places on the walk where you can see
Dereham Windmill - in the distance. There is also a point early in the walk
where both are visible merely by turning your head!
Please check regularly for updates or submit your email address to our
to be informed of up-and-coming
Provisional 2019 timetable:
6 May - A deer themed event for children
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
23 October - walk to coincide with NCC Festival
1 January 2020