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: Thursday 2 June
Friday Monthly Walks
Short walks around Dereham

Next short walk is THURSDAY 2 June,
starting 10:15 at Neatherd play area

Join us for a leisurely short walk of no more than 4 miles

Our regular First Friday walk has turned into a "Jubilee Thursday" walk for June. This will be a walk with a Jubilee theme, ending with light refreshments, so please let us know if you plan to come (or you might not get a bun!). We will be starting and ending at The Neatherd (by the play area): if coming by car, allow enough time to find an alternative parking place if there isn’t room in the ‘main’ car park.

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

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

See a report of our 1 April short walk.

Programme for the Year
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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
except June
2 June! (BH)
Regular Monthly Short Walk
Sat 18 June 13:30 APM (shorter walk)
Sat 9 July 'History' walk (HOD)
TBA TBA (July) Mid Norfolk Railway ride & 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.

20 April 2022
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Committee Meeting minutes

Roughly quarterly the Dereham WaW Committee meet, the minutes from our last meeting are HERE (PDF, opens in a new tab).

REVIEW: 18 April 2022
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Mill Lane Walk

A group of 25 partook in a 5¾ mile walk heading out up Sandy Lane, then past Dillington Hall and along Mill Lane to join a short section of the Wensum Way, returning via Hoe Lodge and the water tower.

Read the full report.

REVIEW: Friday 4 March, 2022
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Regular Short walks around Dereham

An brief report on our regular programme of short walks in and around Dereham held on the first Friday of the month.

Read the full report.