6 May 2019, Two Windmills Walk
In perfect walking conditions, with a clear sky, mild temperature and gentle
breeze, we set off from Yaxham Waters car park on a 7¼ mile walk journey.
We passed the parish church of St Peter, with its round tower (hidden behind the
branch in the picture) and traditional flint construction some dating back to
The route opened up and we started to spread out as we crossed Yaxham's playing
We left the village and strode out across fields and then our guide stopped and
announced we were at the key point of the walk, on the right was Yaxham Windmill
and in the distance poking out above the tree canopy was the unmistakeable sails
of Dereham windmill.
Following paths, tracks and quiet roads east of Yaxham, we walked an arc and
crossed back into Dereham via Mouse’s Bridge, returning west along Dereham
Footpath 26, which is actually a substantial track throughout. We came through
Dumpling Green and over the Mid-Norfolk Railway. Leaving the parish of Dereham
across the fields at Whinburgh on our return to the start at Yaxham Waters for
coffee and cake:
Walk promotion flyer
(pdf, opens in new tab).
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