A meander along the River Frome

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Lowland and Hill Walks
May 12
2019

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£10.00
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8 Miles and 700' of height gain in total

Join us for a walk along this unspoilt backwater defining the border of Somerset and Wiltshire. Our route traces out the path of the River Frome as it meanders from it's source near the town with the same name.  There's some lovely rural views punctuated by some quite eye catching old buildings like tranquil Iford Manor (The tea room and stunning gardens of which we may have time to visit near the end) and the dramatic ruins of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, having a gruesome history and the best collection of human-shaped lead coffins in Britain. Then there's picturesque Tellisford Mill with its ancient bridge and micro hydro electricity plant. At our furthest point upstream, we reach the sleepy stone village of Rode, where a drink in one of the two hostelries will refresh us. 
Along the way we'll see quintessential English scenes of rolling farmland interspersed with grand old trees and ancient hedgerows.

Dogs are welcome to join us on this event but we do ask the following:
Please appreciate the fact that not everyone is a dog owner or lover- especially when we stop to eat
Please ensure you adhere to the Countryside Code at all times - see (Keeping Dogs Under Effective Control)
If your dog is uncontrolled and strays in open land frightening other animals or livestock, the leader is supported by the OutdoorLads board of trustees to ask you to leave the event as this is not acceptable behaviour
We cannot guarantee that this route is dog friendly - there may be styles to carry your dog across.
Your dog needs to have the stamina to keep up with the group. This may be an issue on hot days.

Location

51.317038272086, -2.2864841540284