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 35 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.


Booking Open: 25 May, 2018
Late May Bank Holiday - Fens & Meadows Walk
Join us for a 6½ miles walk, taking about 2¾ hours including 15 minutes for a short break, visiting some of the fens and meadows in and near the town.

The walk starts from the car park for The George Hotel (Swaffham Road, Dereham NR19 2AZ; 01362 696801) at 10:00. The planned route includes Potter’s Fen and along the edge of Scarning Fen as we follow some quiet lanes and footpaths. Crossing the A47, we will make our way through Rush Meadow, finally returning to the start and drinks and cake at The George Hotel

Booking is required: tickets are £7, which includes tea or coffee plus cake on return, and are available from any Dereham Walkers are Welcome committee member. Or contact Ken Hawkins at dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net or on 07505 426750.

More information in the current events section or download our flyer(opens in new tab).

20 April, 2018
Committee meeting

2 April, 2018
Flooded road
Easter Monday - MNR Train Walk (Yaxham)
A little slippery, a bit wet and a little bit of 'paddling'. Nevertheless an enjoyable walk for Easter Monday.

Read the full report.
31 March, 2018
Easter Saturday - Potter around Neatherd
An exploration and search of Neatherd Moor for children with an Easter egg prize.

Read the full report.
19 March, 2018
Committee meeting
Insurance renewed
19 February, 2018
Committee meeting
25 January, 2018
Table in library
covered with new walk packs
New walk guides published!
After a mammoth effort over the last year, 14 new or revised walk guides and a couple of information leaflets are now available. Three thousand have been printed and will be distributed free of charge. The library is one of many places where you can pick up your own pack.

You can also download printable PDF versions on our Published Walks page.

Have you thought about downloading the PDF version to your phone instead of carrying a paper version?

Update 13 February:
A small launch event was held at Dereham Library, see the press release.
8 January, 2018
Committee meeting
1 January, 2018
New Year's Day walk
Crisp morning tree line See the report.