1 October, 2017
Garden Party Walk
The rain passed in the morning leaving a brighter and dry afternoon just in time
for our "Garden Party" walk.
A group of about 25 set out to explore the public rights of way to the east via
Etling Green and then north to Northall Green, before heading back for tea and
home made cakes ... yum!
See the full report
9 September, 2017
Dereham Fringe Festival
The first outing for our new banner - the Fringe Festival organised by
Friends of Dereham Memorial Hall on 9 September. Our stall was visited
by a good number of the many who came to the Memorial Hall that day,
some of whom joined our mailing list and some who took details of our
This certainly provided us with some good publicity, which nicely
complements the work we have also been doing to advertise the town’s
status as a Walkers are Welcome town: several businesses are now
sporting our ‘welcome’ stickers.
28 August, 2017
'Walking On Waters' Yaxham Walk
25 walkers took advantage of the fine Bank Holiday weather to join Dereham
Walkers are Welcome’s latest walk - a 7 mile stroll from Dereham to Yaxham.
16 June, 2017
The Conservation Volunteers recently helped path
to the east of the town: to return the favour, Walkers are Welcome
arranged and led a conservation walk. Our route started across Rush Meadow,
which also gave them the opportunity to check out the growth of Himalayan Balsam
along the river: they will be coming back at the end of the month to remove as
much as possible of this beautiful but horribly invasive plant.
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
was presented and some minor amendments to our constitution and then
the floor was opened for questions.
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
29 May, 2017
Tud Valley Walk
A short bus ride from Dereham market place and we returned via a 6½
mile walk through the Tud Valley, including tea or coffee and a piece of
home made cake at our "mobile tuck-stop" en route.
12 May, 2017
Cromer walk and meeting
A contingent from Dereham Walkers are Welcome travelled to Cromer to join
with members of their WaW team to learn from each other.
17 April, 2017
Easter: Walk in Wonderland
Children and parents entering into the spirit of the event as they search for
characters from Alice in Wonderland around Neatherd moor, with each child
receiving a chocolate prize for completing the walk.
15 April, 2017
Easter: Simnel Cake Walk
On Easter Saturday, 15 April, at 9:30am we started a walk from Dereham Windmill,
the route took us across open land east of Dereham returning via Etling Green
and Neatherd, a total of 6½ miles.
We finished with coffee and
at Dereham Windmill coffee shop.
1 January, 2017
New Year's day: Bolo Rei Walk
A 4½ mile walk (about 2 hours) to greet the New Year, ending with
tea or coffee and a piece of Bolo Rei at New Flavours cafe.
is a Portuguese Christmas cake which translates as 'King Cake'.
23, 26 and 28 October, 2016
Walking Festival - Dereham walks
2 October, 2016
Walk and Afternoon Tea
25 June, 2016
Official Launch Event
10 May, 2016
Dereham Walkers are Welcome Accredited
A message from Ann Sandell (Secretary – Walkers are Welcome CIC):
"I am delighted to advise that the national committee have approved
Dereham’s accreditation. A good application well done. Welcome to the
family of Walkers are Welcome accredited towns."