New Year's Day Walk, 2018
New Year's Day walk flyer
(pdf for download).
The planned route took us out into Middlemarch, then east through Dumpling
Green, before turning north towards the A47, which we approached along Hall Lane
(awaiting designation as a Restricted Byway). Over the A47, we passed Dereham
Windmill then went through Little Neatherd to return, via the edge of
The Neatherd, to the town centre and back to the start at The George Hotel.
It had rained for some time leading up to New Year's Day, but 1 Jan was still,
relatively warm and dry, with hints of a blue sky.
Pictures tell the story:
Stopping at Borrow Hall, to view the restoration progress. This is often
said to be the birthplace of George Borrow, although this is disputed.
In parts, the route was flooded by deep water, fortunately
there was usually a bank or alternative path to allow reasonable passage.
Threading our way avoiding puddles and mud.
We were rewarded with views Dereham Windmill, a regular
landmark on our walks. This view is somewhat obscured in summer by greenery.
It has become a regular feature of Dereham Walkers are
Welcome walks to have a 'reward' at the end. This time we enjoyed coffee and
cake at The George Hotel.
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