Workhouse Roundabout

Sun 24th Sep 2023

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Central England
Local Group
Norfolk & Suffolk
Start Time
Cherrytree c.p. Theatre Street, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 2EW No charge for c.p

The route is a (sort of) figure of eight around Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse. Built in 1777 for the better relief and employment of the poor it continued in various guises until WW1 when it housed German prisoners. It is now a museum.
On leaving the c.p we head towards the railway then north towards Northall Green. We pick up parts of Wensum Way towards Beetley & Gressenhall. We then walk part of Nar Valley Way & loop towards East Binley which is likely to be the lunch stop.
We then head south back towards Gressenhall & re-trace our steps for a short distance before deviating off back into Dereham.

General Notes
The terrain is varied throughout with limited undulation. Routes are generally good but there is some unavoidable quiet road walking although much of it is actually the official footpath. There is limited opportunity to buy food & drink until go through Gressenhall on our return. Dogs welcome but must be on a lead where required

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