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 35 public rights of way - paths and tracks which everyone can use by right. We have published six walk-guides which cover most of the countryside paths.


Yaham walk thumbnails
28 August, 2017
Walking on Waters
Our latest event is open for bookings.

In this walk we will explore an ancient route to the south-east of Dereham passing Badley Moor and then on to exquisite countryside at Clint Green, Yaxham. What could be better for the morning of a summer bank holiday (Monday 28 August)?

Cost: £6.50, which in Dereham Walkers-are-Welcome tradition includes refreshments at the end of the walk.

The walk is 7½ miles long, taking about three hours, it can be shortened to 5¼ if desired. We meet at Yaxham Waters and take a short bus ride to Dereham to start the walk proper, alternatively you can meet us in Dereham market place but you will need to make your own way back from Yaxham after the walk.

Booking is essential: we may be unable to accommodate you on the day without a booking. Tickets are available from any committee member or contact Ken Hawkins.

Each ticket includes a voucher for tea/coffee and a generous slice of cake at Yaxham Waters; or you may use your ticket as £4.40 off the price of a main lunch, redeemable at the end of the walk.

More details and timing.

10 July, 2017
Improved by WaW sign
Committee meeting
Synopsis. Including introduction of our new publicity sign

15 June, 2017
Annual Public Meeting
Held at Church House in Church Street, the APM included a brief resume of who we are and how we got here. The Annual Report was presented and some minor amendments made to our constitution. The chair then opened the meeting for questions from the floor.

With the formal proceeding over there followed a presentation by David Pelling titled: Fauna & Avifauna Near and Far

Draft minutes of the Annual Public Meeting.

5 June, 2017
Committee meeting

Tud Valley
29 May, 2017
Tud Valley Walk (Mattishall to Dereham)
The 'walk' started with a short bus ride, then we returned via a 6½ mile route through the Tud Valley, including tea or coffee and a piece of home made cake at our mobile tuck-stop as we made our way back to Dereham.

See the full report with pictures.
12 May, 2017
Cromer walk and meeting
Cromer pier
A contingent from Dereham Walkers are Welcome travelled to Cromer to join together with members of their WaW team to learn from each other.

See the full report with pictures.

8 May, 2017
Committee meeting

Starting Wonderland
17 April, 2017
Easter: Walk in Wonderland
See the full report with a few pictures of children and parents entering into the spirit of the event as they search for characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland around Neatherd Moor.

15 April, 2017
Easter: Simnel Cake Walk
Simnel Cake (Wikipeadia) A perfect walking day, with sunny intervals and a cool refreshing breeze and we finished at Dereham windmill for coffee and traditional Easter simnel cake.

See the full report of a very successful event.
3 January, 2017
2016 Annual Report
A Summary Report for Dereham Walkers are Welcome's first year. This is submitted to the National organisation as a formal record of our activity.

1 January, 2017
New Year's day: Bolo Rei Walk
A 4½ mile walk (about 2 hours) to greet the New Year, ending with tea or coffee and a piece of Bolo Rei (King Cake) at New Flavours cafe.

For pictures and more see the Event History section.