27 May 2019, Meadows in May
Starting at 09:45 from The George Hotel Swaffham Road, Dereham NR19 2AZ. Parking
is available at the rear of the Hotel: please park at the far end, leaving the
nearer spaces for other customers. Please note that after leaving the town,
there are neither toilets nor food and drink outlets until we are back at the
The walk is about 6¾ miles, taking about 2¾ hours, including a
short break for those bringing mid walk refreshments (or who just want a rest).
There are no stiles or steps, and just one gate. Well controlled dogs are
welcome on the walk, though open spaces are limited and we do cross and walk
along a number of roads.
The walk will follow paths, tracks and quiet roads to the north of Dereham. We
set out down Washbridge and past Scarning Water Meadows, turning north to reach
and cross Rushmeadow - our Meadow in May. After climbing back through the
woodland, we will walk along the road past Dillington and then along Mill Lane,
a long dog’s leg track eventually reaching Fakenham Road opposite Hoe Rough.
Before that, however, when we reach the Wensum Way, we turn south to get to
Quebec Woods, and follow a couple of tracks to the east before starting the
final stretch back through the old cemetery to regain the town centre and our
Walk promotion flyer
(pdf, opens in new tab).
Full report to follow ...
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