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
which cover most of the countryside
3 December, 2021
Dumpling and Northall Greens Walk
Booking not required
Meet outside the Assembly Rooms (near town centre war memorial) at 10:00.
The full walk is a little under 7½ miles; as we have not been very far
recently there are two options to shorten the walk. We will be heading south
under the A47, and over the railway. A short route back to town presents itself
at Yaxham Road (3½ miles). The full walk continues along Dumpling Green,
then we turn north back over the A47 towards the windmill. Here there is a
second opportunity to return to town (5½ miles). The walk continues to
Northall Green, then back through the cemetery to the town centre.
Full details on our Events
View the event
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Regular Event: First Friday
of the month
Short walks around Dereham
On the first Friday of each month, starting in or near the town centre at
10:00am for a leisurely walk (no more than 4 miles).
Our final 'short walk' of 2021 is combined with a full length walk,
choose whatever distance you find most comfortable.
Next: 3 December
See a brief report of our 6
August short walk.
View the short walks flyer
(PDF, opens in new tab).
11-to-18 September, 2021
Heritage Open Days Events
CANCELLED / DELAYED
Dereham Walkers are Welcome and Dereham Heritage Trust are sorry to advise you
that due to illness we need to cancel the three town walks we have arranged for
the 11, 17 and 18 September and also the opening of the Victorian Explosives
Store on the 17 September.
We hope it will be possible to arrange these in the future, albeit not during
the HODS period, but under the same arrangements.
Priority will be retained for those who have booked already.
REVIEW: 30 August, 2021
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
Read the full report
REVIEW: Friday 2 July, 2021
Northward Hoe! Walk
This walk offered a choice: a longer walk of about 7 miles or a short walk of
3½ or 4 miles.
Both walks set off past the church, down Washbridge and on to Rushmeadow. We
then joined Sandy Lane and progressed past the golf course to reach Quebec Road.
People on the short walk could return to the town centre either on Sandy Lane or
The longer walk continued to Hoe, returning via Northall Green and The Neatherd.
Read the full report
16 June, 2021
Dereham Walkers are Welcome (WaW) collaborated with the Norfolk Ramblers to
repair long-neglected Dereham Footpath 1, where it crosses the A47.
(opens in a new tab) covered the activities including
pictures before and after the repair works.
Remaining Programme for the Year
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):
||Regular Monthly Short Walk
||Dual length walk
||2022 New Year's Day walk