Town Walks

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 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.

Great War Remembrance Walk – approx 1.8 miles

This route is inspired by the men of Frome who fought in the Great War, 224 of whom are remembered on the War Memorial in the Memorial Theatre. The route starts at St John’s Church and visits many other churches before finishing at the Memorial Theatre, where you can see the statue of Charlie Robbins, a Frome Great War veteran. 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.

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.

Whatcombe Fields Walk – approx 3.5 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.

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.