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Our Top 10 Dog Walks in the Frome area!

We are very lucky to have lots of beautiful countryside to enjoy with our dogs around Frome, Radstock and East Somerset and across the border into Wiltshire. If you would like your dog to join us on any of these walks please get in touch! These are some of our favourites..
  • Walk #1 Heavens Gate

  • A great walk with wonderful views over the Longleat Estate and Frome. There are nice shady parts in the forest for the warmer days. It’s quite a flat, pathed walk so not to stretching if you want an easier route which is also good for wheelchairs and buggies. It’s fairly popular with dog owners and walkers on nice weekends. There is free parking as well.
  • Walk #2 Shearwater Lake

  • Beautiful lakeside walk which can be extended into woods and hills if you want a longer walk. The walk around the lake is mostly flat and wheelchair and buggy friendly. Dogs should be kept on the lead and under control.
  • Walk #3 Colliers Way

  • A gorgeous disused railway link between Radstock and Frome suitable for walking with buggies and wheelchairs as well. It can get very popular with cyclists and horse riders too so keep doggies close by to ensure their safety. There are plenty of attractions along the route and some lovely places for a refreshment or two! This route is 25 miles long so can be as long or short as you wish.
  • Walk #4 Vallis Vale Walk, Mells

  • Gorgeous walk along the river through plenty of wooded areas making it a great choice for walks on warmer days. Plenty of off lead areas so it can get very busy with other dogs. The paths are mostly flat so not too strenuous.
  • Walk #5 Harridge Woods

  • Is a beautiful nature reserve close to Nettlebridge. The reserve is made up for five sections so there are plenty of different walks within the Woods to choose from. There are pleasant streams for dogs to cool off in on warmer days and stunning views from the higher parts of the walks. There are a variety of species of wildlife here including threatened species such as Dormice so it is really important to keep dogs under control at all times when visiting.
  • Walk #6 Rodden Meadow in Frome

  • If you want a short walk or a pretty walk close to Frome town centre, this beautiful meadow is perfect. You can take a gentle stroll along the river or having a picnic on a warmer day.
  • Walk #7 Buckland Dinham

  • Lovely pretty area with bridleways through countryside with links to Colliers Way. Great little settlement to start and finish your walk in and the village pub is worth a stop for refreshments afterwards.
  • Walk #8 Tellisford Weir and Rode

  • Pretty walk with wooded areas, bridleways and a riverbank to walk along. Great picnic area by Tellisford Weir. Great views in some parts and a beautiful restored Mill at Tellisford.
  • Walk #9 Stourhead

  • Very pretty gentle walk through the Stourhead Estate. Lots of Parkland and wooded areas. Dogs are restricted to only visiting the Stourhead gardens in the Winter months and should be on the lead throughout the Stourhead estate. There are off lead areas though on White Sheet Hill.
  • Walk #10 Fosseway Walk, Radstock

  • Part of the historical Roman Road that linked Exeter with Lincoln. Sections can be walked throughout England but for those wanting a challenging walk around Radstock this may be the one for you. The terrain can be very steep and rough in parts.

Responsible Dog Walking

When visiting these beautiful places please remember to be respectful of others who are visiting and the environment. Our Top Tips for responsible dog walking are:-
  • Pick up dog mess in a bag and either take it home or to a dog mess bin.
  • Only let your dog off lead if it can be effectively controlled around people and other dogs.
  • Keep your dog on the lead and under control if livestock are close by.
  • Keep your dog on the lead if there is signage or you are instructed to do so by a park warden.