Walking provides health and economic benefits and there are many places to walk in Dereham, some are public streets, some are parks and open spaces. Dereham has 41 public rights of way - paths and tracks which everyone can use by right. We have published fourteen walk-guides which cover most of the countryside paths.


Regular Event: First Friday of the month
Friday Monthly Walks
Short walks around Dereham

Next short walk is Friday 7 January,
starting 10:15 at The Neatherd

This walk exceeds the 4 mile limit by a very small ¼ mile: if that is too much, there will be opportunity to shorten it to 3 miles. No need to book, just turn up.

On the first Friday of each month, starting in or near the town centre at 10:15am (note new standard time) for a leisurely walk (no more than 4 miles).

View the short walks flyer for 2022. (PDF, opens in new tab).

See a brief report of our 6 August short walk.

REVIEW: 1 January 2022
Snowy Lane
New Year’s Day Walk

Starting at the Ellenor Fenn Garden at the Dencora shopping centre; a 5 mile circular route to the North-west of Dereham. The weather was nothing like the snowy lane pre-walk picture with a record breaking (for New Year's Day) 16°C.

We enjoyed seasonal refreshments including mince pies and stollen on return to the Ellenor Fenn Garden.

Read the full report.

REVIEW: 3 December, 2021
mini pony
Dumpling Green and Northall Green

Our 3 December walk was designed to cater for those who wanted the usual short walk, and for those who wanted to have a bit further to go.

The walk started started by zig-zagging through the Town before heading east to Dumpling Green, then back over the A47 to head north towards Northall Green.

Read the full report.

24 November, 2021
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Committee Meeting minutes

Minutes (PDF, opens in new tab)

REVIEW: 30 August, 2021
Party time
Garden Party Walk

This walk ws a little shorter than usual, at a little over 5 miles, but to make up for that, it will end with hot drinks and home made-cakes at a nearby venue.

The walk is a loop to the east of the Town and makes use of the newly refurbished steps.

Read the full report.

2022 !
Programme for the Year
Boot prints

While walking outside is not usually regarded as a high risk activity, we will follow Public Health England advice regarding public events and COVID-19.

(BH = bank holiday):
Fri First Friday Regular Monthly Short Walk