GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dersingham Walks - Dersingham Bog Circular Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This circular walk explores the Dersingham Bog Site of Special Scientific Interest in North Norfolk. The nature reserve is part of the wider Sandringham Royal Estate and includes attractive heathland with interesting flora and fauna to see.
Keep your eyes peeled for Nightjar, woodlark and tree pipit as you make your way around the expansive site. Flora on the reserve includes pretty heather and woodland withScots pine,oak,sweet chestnut,sycamoreandbirch. The site is notable as being one of the few remaining wilderness areas in this part of the county.
You can start the walk from the car park just south east of Wolferton village and west of Sandringham Country Park. You can then pick up series of footpaths and boardwalks taking you around the bog. The walk can be extended by heading to Dersingham Common which lies just to the east of the bog on the outskirts of the village. In the village you will find The Church of St Nicholas which is well worth a visit. It is aGrade I listed building and includes the elaborately carved woodenparish chest, dating from the middle of the 14th century.
For more information on the site see the wikipedia page.


PE31 6HF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Dersingham Bog OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dersingham Bog Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


To the north there's Dersingham village where you can enjoy post walk refreshment at the Coach & Horses pub. They serve good quality food and have a nice garden area to relax in on warmer days. You can find them at 77 Manor Rd, PE31 6LN.

Dog Walking

The woodland and heathland are a nice place for a dog walk. You are advised to keep them in leads for most of the trails because of the wildlife.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

There are two free car parks next to the site at Wolferton and Scissors Cross.
Sandringham Country Park lies just to the east. There are waymarked trails, lakes and lovely gardens in the grounds of this Royal estate. Near the start in Wolferton you can pay a visit to the noteworthy Wolferton Railway Station. The now disused station was well known during the 1800’s through its association with the Royal Family who used the station because of its proximity to Sandringham House.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks page.


Entrance to the bog - - 1510046

Entrance to the bog

The new wooden path at Dersingham Bog. - - 157344

The wooden path at Dersingham Bog. To stop soil erosion, a new wooden path has been made.

Track and Gateway, English Nature Reserve, Wolferton - - 138173

Track and Gateway, English Nature Reserve, Wolferton

The Pond in The Bog. - - 1828271

The Pond in The Bog.

A close up of the new wooden path leading up from Dersingham Bog. - - 157346

A close up of the new wooden path leading up from the bog.

Notice on the board walk, Dersingham Bog - - 131667

Notice on the board walk. Dersingham Bog is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) It is a primitive acid bog formed after the last Ice Age and has remained more or less unchanged since, this singular habitat has several species of rare plants and insects, some of them unique to this area.

Dersingham bog heather

Heather blooming in August at the site.

Boardwalk on Dersingham Bog - - 1828249

Boardwalk over the bog


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