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 six walk-guides which cover most of the countryside paths.


Advanced Notice: 1 October, 2017
Garden Party
Garden Party Walk
Join us for a 5 mile walk (about 2 hours) in what we hope will be early Autumn sunshine, ending with tea or coffee and a piece of home made cake in a local garden.

We will meet at Dereham Neatherd play area (near NR20 4AX) at 13:45, ready to start the walk at 14:00 start.

Booking is strongly advised: we may not have enough cake if we don’t know you’re coming! Further details and tickets (£5, which includes drink and cake) are available from any Dereham Walkers are Welcome committee member, or contact Ken Hawkins on 07505 426750 or at dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net.

More details.

28 August, 2017
Walking on Waters
Yaham walk thumbnails
In this walk we will explored an ancient route to the south-east of Dereham passing Badley Moor and then on to exquisite countryside at Clint Green, Yaxham. What could be better for the morning of a summer bank holiday?

See the full report.
21 August, 2017
Committee meeting

30 July, 2017
Dereham Citizen's Award - Ken Hawkins
Ken's award
Dereham Walkers are Welcome is proud to report the receipt by Ken Hawkins (third from right) of a Citizen’s Award from Dereham Town Council. The award, made by the Mayor of Dereham - Hilary Bushell, was given to Ken in recognition of his work as voluntary Footpath Warden for the Town Council since 2013.

This,along with our new sign also made the news on the national website.

A press release was issued.
10 July, 2017
Improved by WaW sign
Committee meeting
Synopsis. Including introduction of our new publicity sign

15 June, 2017
Annual Public Meeting
Held at Church House in Church Street, the APM included a brief resume of who we are and how we got here. The Annual Report was presented and some minor amendments made to our constitution. The chair then opened the meeting for questions from the floor.

With the formal proceeding over there followed a presentation by David Pelling titled: Fauna & Avifauna Near and Far

Draft minutes of the Annual Public Meeting.
5 June, 2017
Committee meeting

Tud Valley
29 May, 2017
Tud Valley Walk (Mattishall to Dereham)
The 'walk' started with a short bus ride, then we returned via a 6½ mile route through the Tud Valley, including tea or coffee and a piece of home made cake at our mobile tuck-stop as we made our way back to Dereham.

See the full report with pictures.
12 May, 2017
Cromer walk and meeting
Cromer pier
A contingent from Dereham Walkers are Welcome travelled to Cromer to join together with members of their WaW team to learn from each other.

See the full report with pictures.