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Dersingham Walking Group ...

The Dersingham Walking Group was founded in 2005 to provide people from the village with the opportunity to enjoy guided country walks in the area. There is at least one walk each month, often two, usually on the second Wednesday, with full details given in Village Voice and on this website. Each walk has a leader and is usually between 4 and 5 easy miles taking a couple of hours or so. Why not get some fresh air, exercise and enjoy our wonderful countryside, you'll be in good company!

Our Next Walks...

Our next walk will be an opportunity for an evening amble from Dersingham down to the RSPB reserve. There will be a high spring tide, so many wading birds will be near to the hides making for a spectacular display. The walk will be led by RSPB volunteer warden Steve Davis, who can give you lots of information about the birds you will be seeing. The walk takes around 2.5 - 3 hours depending on the amount of time we spend in the bird hides. Meet at the old Dersingham railway station at the bottom of Station Rd at 5.30pm on Thursday 27th April.

In May we will be doing a rather different walk, starting in King's Lynn town centre. Tony Bubb will lead us round the estuary area of the Ouse, during which he promises that we will board a boat. I'm not sure whether it will be on the water though! Meet outside King's Lynn Corn Exchange 2.00pm on Wednesday 10th May.

photo of the group near Appleton walking group on the beach

Country walking is a real joy, and it's good for you ...

There's nothing like a good country walk to both relax and energise you at the same time. It's a real pleasure to just be out in the fresh air, and the health benefits are well known. Fortunately in Dersingham we have nearby access to some of the best country and coast walking in East Anglia, with many excellent routes starting right in the village.

The Dersingham Walking Group has a team of experienced leaders one of whom guides each of our walks. We are always looking to expand the number of leaders, so if you would like to join us please get in touch. Training is provided and we can also suggest suitable walks if necessary.

Speaking of walking routes, one of our leaders, Cliff Jordan, runs an excellent website called Whiffler's Walks which catalogues a large number of local walks. You can find a link to Cliff's website below and also a link to a printable version of our September 2016 to March 2017 walks programme. Look forward to seeing you with your boots on!

walks programme spring/summer 2017 (pdf format) whiffler's walks website, with many local routes

Currently the Dersingham Walking Group's activities are coordinated by Stephen Martyn, who will be pleased to help with any enquiries. Email stephenmartyn@gmail.com or telephone 01485 541333.