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A Sense of Place

Part of Frome’s Walking Festival 2019. A guided walk around Frome that explores the history and folklore behind some of the local place names. We will also be discussing the development of the English language and the history of the town along the way. If you’ve ever wondered why Bath Street is not on the Bath side of town, or what is cheap about Cheap Street, this is the walk for you. Taking in the older parts of Frome we will learn about…

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Frome Tunnels Talk

…Part of Frome’s Walking Festival 2019. The Frome Tunnels Project is a group of “tunnel myth” enthusiasts investigating the popular folklore of the legend of Frome tunnels. Learn about their site investigations, historical document research, interviews and tip-offs. Book your free place here….

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Walk Around Vallis Vale

…Part of Frome’s Walking Festival 2019. Join Frome Walkers on their regular monthly walk. Today;s walk goes through Whatcombe Fields, Spring Gardens, Orchardleigh Lodge, Hapsford, Vallis Vale returning into Frome on the West Mendip Way. Led by Maggie Williams, this walk is approximately 6.75 miles. Book your free place here….

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Health Walk: Rivers & Paths

…Part of Frome’s Walking Festival 2019. This is a slowish two mile walk including interesting corners of Frome, led by Dorothy Ann and Andrew Briant. Book your place here….

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Historical River Walk

…Part of Frome’s Walking Festival 2019. A walk along the Frome to Spring Gardens, confluence of Mells and Frome rivers, returning by Innox Hill, with commentary on cloth industry, mills, meadows and more. Led by Phil Gryce, this walk is just under three miles. Book your place here….

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Forage Walk

…Part of Frome’s Walking Festival 2019. Join Dave Hamilton, forager and contributor to the Ramblers ‘Walk’ Magazine on a trip through hidden wild corners of Frome. As a trained horticulturist and Guardian wild food expert, Dave will talk you through wild edible plants on the way, guiding you through back streets, meadows and some of the forgotten fields of Frome. Book your place on the walk here….

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Tree Walk

Part of Frome’s Walking Festival 2019. Join local author and ancient tree specialist Julian Hight on a walk to see some of Frome’s most majestic trees, and hear about their history and lore. Starting at the Cheese and Grain, the easy walk will include Millennium Green, Rodden Meadow and the town centre, and will take up to two hours. Julian’s interest in trees started at a young age – growing up next to woodland which had a profound effect…

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The Awful Killing of Sarah Watts Walk

…Part of Frome’s Walking Festival 2019. This route will follow in the footsteps of many of the main characters in the book and visit many of the places mentioned, including the murder site. Led by local historian and author of The Awful Killing of Sarah Watts, David Lassman. This walk is approximately 6-7 miles and will last approximately four hours. Book your place here….

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Children’s Walking Trails

…ou don’t need to be a maths wizard to enjoy this trail, just able to count and up for an adventure. Find out more about the walking festival here….

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Five Mile Walk around Frome

…Part of Frome’s Walking Festival 2019. A five mile walk around the green spaces of Frome taking in Packsaddle, Fromefield, Rodden Meadows, The Dippy, Keyfords, Victoria Park, Goulds Ground and Whatcombe Fields. Led by Les Stather. Book your free place here….

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Saxon Frome walk

Part of Frome’s Walking Festival 2019. Frome is believed to have begun when a monk from Malmesbury named Aldhelm crossed the river that gave the town its name around 690AD. During the following two centuries it became an important town in Saxon Wessex, with a royal palace and a role in the unification of the English kingdom. Barely anything of these Saxon origins can now be seen, though perhaps some remains still wait to be found again, hid…

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Orchardleigh Walk

…Part of Frome’s Walking Festival 2019. A circular walk following riverside and field paths into the Orchardleigh estate, where it follows a muddy lakeside path and then tarmac driveway, returning to Frome via Spring Gardens and Cooper Hall. Led by Rich Ackroyd, this walk is approximately 7 miles. Book your place on this free walk here….

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