Walkers are Welcome

Walkers are Welcome is a U.K. wide, community led network of accredited towns whose purpose is to develop and promote walking in areas with something different to offer. Find out more at walkersarewelcome.org.uk.

There are plenty of walks you can take to explore the town of Frome. Our walks will allow you to see Frome’s green spaces, stroll through its shopping streets and learn about its history.

Historic Gentle Street, in the heart of Frome, Somerset. Our walks will stop along its street, and the Heritage Trail and Plaques Trail will let you learn a bit more about its history

Frome Town Walks

These are guided walks which take place from May to September on the second Sunday of the Month, and are free with the exception of those occurring during the Frome Festival (although donations are always welcome). Special walks for groups can be arranged by contacting Frome Town Council. See the dates for the 2018 town walks here.

Plaques of Frome Trail

approx. 4 miles (or less than 2 miles with shortcuts)

The trail follows the plaques established by the Frome Society for Local Study to explore the rich heritage of Frome through its buildings and the interesting people who occupied them, including figures like poet Christina Rossetti and the Duke of Monmouth, who attempted to overthrow King James II. See the PDF guide for this walk.

Frome Heritage Trail

approx. 2.5 miles

The Frome Heritage Trail is a circular walk marked by numbered plaques. Starting at the Frome Bridge, the route focuses on the architectural and industrial heritage of Frome. The full guide for the trail is published by the Frome Society for Local Study and is available from the Discover Frome Information Point or Frome Town Hall for £3.

Catherine Hill is a great place for a walk, with beautiful cobbled streets and a diverse range of shops.Shopping and Cafes Walk

approx. 1 mile

Frome is full of independent shops and cafes. It is a destination town for stylish clothing, jewellery, bags and other accessories, housewares and art, as well as artisan food, bread and cakes and some excellent places to eat or have a coffee. This walk will take you through Frome’s iconic medieval shopping streets. See the PDF guide for this walk.

Pub Walk

approx. 1 mile

With such an excellent selection of drinking establishments on offer, why settle for one? This pub walk takes in some of the pubs in Frome Town Centre. There are two other suggested routes if you want the whole Frome pub/club experience. See the PDF guide for this walk.

Our walks can take you around the beautiful Victoria Park, one of Frome's green spaces

Parks and Open Spaces Walks

Victoria Park Loop

approx. 550m

Take a short and easy stroll around Victoria Park. See the PDF guide.

Mile Walk

approx. 1 mile

This short walk takes in a couple of Frome’s parks and green spaces and a bit of the river corridor. It’s a great way to add a short walk to your visit to Frome, with a starting point at the Cheese and Grain in the heart of Frome. See the PDF guide for this walk.

Green Spaces of Frome Walk

approx. 2 miles

This route is a slightly longer walk around Frome’s green spaces, with more pavements in-between, but some lovely green spaces along the way. There’s a few additional loops around Millenium Green and Rodden Meadow, and the possibility of tea and cakes in Victoria Park at the end. See the PDF guide for this walk.

Explore Whatcombe Fields Walk

approx. 3 1/2 miles

A Circular Walk including Whatcombe Fields, Spring Gardens, Jeffries Lane, Packsaddle Way, and Innox Hill. Starting and finishing at the Cheese and Grain. See the PDF guide for this walk.

Use the Interactive Map

You can view interactive maps for each of the walks by clicking on the menu icon on the top left of the map and selecting the walk you would like to view. Learn more about what you can find on each walk and find PDF guides below.

Download the PDF guides

Plaques of Frome Trail Shopping and Cafes Walk Pub Walk Parks and Open Spaces Walks Explore Whatcombe Fields Walk