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Simnel Cake Walk - 15 April, 2017

Continuing the developing practice of linking to other Dereham attractions, Dereham Walkers are Welcome held their successful simnel cake walk, in conjunction with Dereham Windmill.

The weather was perfect, a cool breeze with sunny intervals.

28 walkers enjoyed a 6½ mile walk exploring walking routes to the east of the town. Dereham WaW were pleased to reveal yet more of the varied landscape around the town - including to those in the party from as far afield as Norwich and Denver. Starting at the Windmill, the walk crossed the A47 on to the Old Hall Lane track, crossing the foot bridge the views open up to a typical central Norfolk vista:
Open Norfolk panorama

Then leaving Old Hall Lane to get on to the Dumpling Green track across the open ground of the Tud Valley.
Walking past bright yellow crop

The route then turned north to cross the busy A47 to Etling Green, finally heading back around Neatherd Moor, past the High School and back to the Windmill
Finished at Dereham Windmill
The volunteers at the Windmill efficiently provided coffee or tea and Simnel Cake to the hungry party, many of whom were happy to sit outside in the beautiful setting of the restored mill.

The Windmill (and its Coffee Shop) continues to be open to visitors every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-4:00 - see for more information.


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