GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dereham Walks - Near and Around

2 miles (3.5 km)

This historic Norfolk market town sits in the heart of the county. The town includes many interesting features including a Norman church, a Grade II listed windmill and the Mid Norfolk Railway which begins in the settlement and travels along the line toWymondham Abbey.
This circular walk in the town explores Lucy's meadow before heading to the Scarning Fen Nature Reserve. The pretty meadow is located on the western side of the town. There's some pleasant walking trails heading south along a pretty stream to Scarning Fen where you can look out for a variety of birdlife.
There's also the information boards on the meadow which tell you about wildflowers and wildlife you can see in the area. This includes little egret, kingfisher, frogs and barn owl. The area is named after Lucy Eyers, a local naturalist who was passionate about Norfolk nature.

Postcode

NR19 2NN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Dereham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dereham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Dereham

  • Walsingham Way - This walk takes you from the historic abbey in Great Walsingham to the city of Norwich
  • Wensum Way - This route takes you from Gressenhall to Lenwade, passing through the lovely River Wensum Valley in Norfolk.
  • Swanton Morley - This attractive Norfolk village is located just to the north of Dereham in the heart of the county
  • Swaffham - This attractive market town is located in theBreckland District of Norfolk
  • Pensthorpe - This 700 acre natural park in Fakenham has miles of nice walking trails to try
  • Foxley Wood - Visit the largest ancient woodlandin Norfolk on this peaceful walk near Dereham
  • Reepham - This small market town in Norfolk lies in a pleasant spot between the RiverBureandRiver Wensum valleys
  • Hellesdon Circular Walk - A circular walk from the Norwich village of Hellesdon
  • Holkham Park - Enjoy a super cycle or walk in this 3000 acre deer park near Wells-Next-The-Sea on the Norfolk coast
  • Wymondham Tiffey Valley Walk - This walk follows footpaths along the River Tiffey in the Norfolk town of Wymondham.
  • Castle Acre - This lovely circular walk takes you around the grounds of Castle Acre Priory, before heading along the River Nar to the nearby Castle Acre Common

Pubs/Cafes

The Coachmakers Arms serves good food and has a nice garden area. You can find them at postcode NR20 3AU. There's also The Cock on Norwich Street. he friendly inn has a fine selection of ales.

Dog Walking

The meadow is a pleasant place for a dog walk. The Cock inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north is the award winning village of Swanton Morley where you'll find a noteworthy 14th century church and an early 17th century pub with strong connections to the ancestors of Abraham Lincoln. In the village you can also pick up the Walsingham Way and the Wensum Way long distance footpaths.

Photos

Bishop Bonner's Cottage, Dereham - geograph.org.uk - 379791

Bishop Bonner's Cottage.The oldest building in Dereham and now the Local History and Archaeology Museum run by volunteers.Edmund Bonner, later to become the infamous 'burning bishop', was the Rector for Dereham from 1534 to 1538. He became notorious as "Bloody Bonner" for his role in the persecution ofhereticsunder the Catholic government ofMary I of England, and ended his life as a prisoner underQueen Elizabeth.

Housing Estate at Dereham - geograph.org.uk - 1955912

Housing Estate at Dereham

Start of Footpath to Potter's Fen and Scarning Fen - geograph.org.uk - 463431

Start of Footpath to Potter's Fen and Scarning Fen

East Dereham Windmill - geograph.org.uk - 1955937

East Dereham Windmill. TheGrade II listed mill was built in 1836. It is open to the public for tours and exhibitions.

Dereham Bell Tower - geograph.org.uk - 2685688

Dereham Bell Tower. The bell tower sits next to the church which dates from the Norman period and is Grade I listed.

High Street, Dereham - geograph.org.uk - 2685639

High Street, Dereham

Dereham Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 2893207

Dereham Railway Station

Norwich Road level crossing, Dereham - geograph.org.uk - 2369232

Norwich Road level crossing

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GPS Files

GPX File

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