Previous Events:

1 October, 2017
Garden Party
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
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 next walk.

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
Yaxham walk thumbnails
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.

Report HERE

16 June, 2017
Conservation Walk
TCV logo The Conservation Volunteers recently helped path clearing 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.

Report HERE

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 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.
Tud Valley Walk
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.

Report HERE

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

Report HERE

Starting Wonderland
Walk
17 April, 2017
Easter: Walk in Wonderland
Painted egg
(123FreeVectors.com) 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.

Report HERE


15 April, 2017
Easter: Simnel Cake Walk
Simnel cake (wikipedia) 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 simnel cake at Dereham Windmill coffee shop.

Report HERE




Firework
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. Bolo Rei is a Portuguese Christmas cake which translates as 'King Cake'.

Report HERE
23, 26 and 28 October, 2016
Walking Festival - Dereham walks
Report HERE
2 October, 2016
Walk and Afternoon Tea
Report HERE
25 June, 2016
Official Launch Event
Report HERE

10 May, 2016
Dereham Walkers are Welcome Accredited
Approved 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."