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
Friday Monthly Walks
Short walks around Dereham

Join us for a leisurely short walk of no more than 4 miles. There’s no need to book, just turn up.

Next short walk starts 10:15, Friday 7 June
from Greenfields Road (near the Windmill)

After the walk we may go to a local café (Partea in this case) for hot drinks and snacks. If this option appeals to you please come prepared with a bit of available time and money.

See a report from our March and April short walks.

For more details see our Current Events page.

Regular Event: Second Tuesday
Easy Tuesday Walks
Easy Tuesday Walks around Dereham

Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for a walk no more than two miles and on good and even surfaces: we will make it clear in the email if this is not the case. The pace will be steady with regular pauses to catch our breath.

Afterwards there will be an opportunity to have some refreshments at a nearby hotel/cafe (bring your purse).

The next walk will be on 11 June.
Meet at 10:00 outside Dads-and-Lads
(near the entrance of Cherry Tree car park)

For more details see our Current Events page.

REVIEW: 27 May 2024
Church St.
Late May Bank Holiday walk

The plan has changed from that in the original timetable. The date changed some weeks ago but the route also had to change at the last moment due to previous very heavy rain.

We started at 10:00 outside Church House and headed out east for a 6½ mile circuit enjoying a 'big' sky and lush greens, but also dodging some large puddles.

See the full report.

REVIEW: 20 April 2024
Start at Church House
Short walk followed by Annual Public Meeting

Twenty-three of us met outside Church House ready for a 4 mile walk in a cool breeze, but the sun shone too.

On our return over tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits, we reviewed our activity over the preceding year and discussed possibilities for the future.

Read the full report.

Programme (next few events)
Boot prints

2024 Programme
Calendar April Update

These are our next few events, for the full year's programme and beyond see our Current Events page.

E="easy" (2 miles),
S="short" (4 miles),
F="full" (5-7+ miles):
** 2024 **
Fri 7 June S Regular Short walk - Windmill
Tue 11 June E Regular Easy Tuesday walk
Sat 15 Jun F Full walk (Rushmeadow)
Fri 5 July S Regular Short walk - Neatherd
Tue 9 July E Regular Easy Tuesday walk
Thu 18 Jul F Train-walk (Thuxton)