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
PLUS a December extension!

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

Next short walk is Friday 1 December
starting 10:15 from bottom of Church Street

This month is a dual length walk, the short walk ends at The Partea Hut (Windmill) but you may optionally extend and explore a little further.

There’s no need to book, just turn up.

See a report of our August short walk.

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 12 December.
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: 11 October 2023
Mattishall Bus walk

A longer walk (6½ miles), taking the Konect 4 service from Dereham to Mattishall and walking back.

This walk was part of the Walk Norfolk festival, details at Pathmakers, (link opens in a new tab).

See the full report.

REVIEW: 9 September 2023
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HOD Town History walk

As part of the National HODs week this guided walk of 4½ miles explored Dereham's history, places of interest include: Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum, Scarning Water Meadows, Mid-Norfolk Railway station, the Windmill, the Neatherd, the old cemetery and a rare chance to visit the Explosives Store.

See the full report.

2023 / 24
Programme (next few events)
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These are our next few events, for the full year's programme and beyond see our Current Events page.

(BH = bank holiday):
Fri 1 Dec Dual length walk
Tues 12 Dec Easy Tuesday walk (good surface)
** 2024 **
Mon 1 Jan Longer NYD walk