St Peter's Chuch, Yaxham

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 Saxon times.

The route opened up and we started to spread out as we crossed Yaxham's playing fields:
Playing fields
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.
Dereham Mill Yaxham Mill

Mouse's Bridge 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:
Yaxham Waters

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