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.


Saturday 20 August, 2022
Dereham Industrial Heritage Walk
Booking FULL - contact to join a waiting list

The second town walk is on the morning of Saturday 20 August; at the time of writing, it is fully booked, but places may be available if anyone has to drop out, so do contact us if you’re interested - the theme is Dereham’s Industrial Heritage.

More details on our Events page.

Monday 29 August, 2022
Garden Party Walk

Right at the end of August (Bank Holiday Monday 29 August) is a garden party walk, starting at 13:30 from the play area by The Neatherd. This will be a shortish walk of about 5 miles, concluding with tea and cakes!

More details on our Events page.

Regular Event: First Friday
Friday Monthly Walks
Short walks around Dereham

Next short walk is Friday 2 September,
starting 10:15 at The Assembly Rooms
(Traffic lights in the Market Place)

Join us for a leisurely short walk of no more than 4 miles. The walk is pot luck, with no advanced route published.

(Unless the weather is very bad, the walk will go ahead.)

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

See a report of our 6 May short walk.

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
Sat 20 Aug 'Industrial Heritage' walk (HOD)
Mon 29 Aug Garden Party Walk
Sat 17 Sept 'Georgian' walk (HOD)
Wed 12 Oct standard walk
Fri 2 Dec Dual length walk

More details on the Events page.

REVIEW: 27 July, 2022
MNR Ride & Walk

A ride out to Thuxton on the Mid-Norfolk Railway and walk back to Dereham station, where there was tea and cake!

Read the full report.

REVIEW: 9 July, 2022
Dereham Heritage Trust (History) Walk

The first of three heritage events we are running in association with Dereham Heritage Trust throughout the year. This walk looked at various points of historical interest in Dereham.

Read the full report.

REVIEW: 18 June, 2022
Bishop Bonner's Cottage
Short Walk and Annual Public Meeting

A 5 mile walk started at outside Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum. On our return we held our Annual Public Meeting in Church House, where we invite comments on what we’ve been doing and what you would like us to do in future. As usual, light refreshments were served.

Read the full report.