Denton a village in South Norfolk, England

Rights Of Way

There is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways in the parish, including routes through Rogerson's Wood and Websdill's Wood. Until recently there was also a considerable area of semi-permanent set-aside land with permissive access but most of this has now been returned to cultivation. However as well as the permanent routes there are several farmland stewardship schemes which provide access to field headlands.

Many people still consider Denton to be a riders' and walkers' paradise.

The Community Paths information board with a map of all the paths is located in the car park of the playing field.
Alternatively, a 1:25,000 map showing all the paths is available via Streetmap Use the Zoom controls on the right-hand side to move up one size to get to the best version.

The Candlestick

By long-established local tradition one much-used walking route is called the Candlestick.
This circuit consists of - Norwich Road, Chapel Hill, Manor Farm Road and Darrow Green Road, around 3.5 miles in length.
The origin of the name is unknown.

Jubilee Walks

As part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Denton, for use on Friday 3rd June 2022, a set of three walking routes, of different lengths, were created.
Set up with permanent waymarkers, they will become “Legacy Walks”.
Further details, maps and descriptions can be seen on the Walks Page.

The Via Beata

A recent development has been the creation of a new new long-distance Pilgrimage Route, running right across the country from St David’s Head in Pembrokeshire all the way to Ness Point in Lowestoft. Called the Via Beata, it uses footpaths and bridleways for most of the way. A detailed map is provided on the Website.
One stretch of the Route runs along the by-way on the South side of Websdill Wood. Technically the by-way is designated Bedingham-RB7. This is because the path is on the boundary between Bedingham and Denton but, assuming the boundary runs down the middle of the path, surely Denton can claim to be on the Route?

A Walk Round Denton

Details of this Walk were provided in the Weekend section of the EDP on October 30th 2021. It consists of a six mile circular walk starting and finishing at the Village Hall.
This can be seen in three sections:
The Headline,
The first part of the text,
The rest of the text and the map.

Further Afield

An excellent new interactive map is now available on-line on the County Council's Rights of Way website. This allows you check all the footpaths and bridleways in the village, and much further afield, in great detail.

Further information on walking and cycling routes is available on the South Norfolk Council Website.

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