GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wendling Way

3 miles (5.2 km)

The Wendling Way is a waymarked walk forming part of Norfolk's Platinum Jubilee Trails. The trail runs for just over 3 miles from Dereham to Gressenhall, passing through some attractive countryside on the way.
Walk highlights include the Rush Meadow Nature Reserve in the valley of the Dereham stream, on the northern outskirts of Dereham. The site consists of species rich fen habitats with extensive areas of wet alder woodland. It's also great for wildlife with a number of bird species to see.
The route then passes through The Wendling Beck Project, one of the most important and exciting rewilding projects in the country. Near the end of the route you could visit the Hoe Rough and Beetley Meadows Nature Reserve. It's a nice extension to the walk with peaceful riverside trails and wildlife such as otter, water vole and great crested newt to see.

Wendling Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wendling Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west is Litcham where you can see the wild ponies on the pretty Litcham Common.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Dereham market place

Dereham market place

St Withburga's well

St Withburga's well in Dereham

Dereham Rush Meadow 2

Dereham Rush Meadow. This nature reserve supports wetland specialist plants such as bogbean, marsh orchid and tubular dropwort. It is also the home for many birds including snipe, reed bunting, sedge warbler and reed warbler.

Gressenhall Workhouse Museum

Gressenhall Workhouse Museum

River and water meadows near Old Carr wood - - 524183

River and water meadows near Old Carr wood. Running from Old Carr into Dillington Carr, this river/stream runs from one wet woodland to another.

Entrance to Norfolk Herbs, edge of Gressenhall - - 524187

Entrance to Norfolk Herbs, edge of Gressenhall


GPS Files

GPX File

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