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Donkeys and alpacas greet walkers on seven-mile mid-Norfolk trek

PUBLISHED: 14:59 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:59 06 November 2017

Dereham Walkers Are Welcome took the train to Thuxton and walked the seven miles back to Dereham.  Picture: Ken Hawkins

Dereham Walkers Are Welcome took the train to Thuxton and walked the seven miles back to Dereham. Picture: Ken Hawkins

Ken Hawkins

A group of walkers took advantage of the fine weather and the Mid-Norfolk Railway service to take 25 members out to Thuxton for a seven-mile walk back into Dereham.

Dereham Walkers Are Welcome walked seven miles from Thuxton back to Dereham.  Picture: Ken Hawkins Dereham Walkers Are Welcome walked seven miles from Thuxton back to Dereham. Picture: Ken Hawkins

Organised by Dereham Walkers are Welcome, the route provided a variety of interest, with a range of paths, tracks and country lanes, taking them through woodland, beside streams and across fields.

There was time for a short pause at Wyvern Farm, where everyone stopped to say hello to the donkeys and alpacas.

The walkers came back along quiet back routes to return to the railway station to enjoy a late lunch in the refreshment room.

Full details of the group’s future walks (and much more) visit the website www.DerehamWaW.org.uk, or you can contact Ken Hawkins via dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net or on 07505 426750.

Dereham Walkers Are Welcome met donkeys and alpacas on their walk from Thuxton to Dereham.  Picture: Ken Hawkins Dereham Walkers Are Welcome met donkeys and alpacas on their walk from Thuxton to Dereham. Picture: Ken Hawkins

WaW, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has now developed and published over 1,000 walks nationwide.

Dereham Walkers Are Welcome took the train to Thuxton and walked the seven miles back to Dereham.  Picture: Ken Hawkins Dereham Walkers Are Welcome took the train to Thuxton and walked the seven miles back to Dereham. Picture: Ken Hawkins

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