Walkers are Welcome in Frome and that’s official. ‘Walkers are Welcome’ is a national scheme, which launched in 2007 to encourage towns and villages to be ‘welcoming to walkers’. The network has expanded rapidly and Frome is now the latest in over 100 locations across the UK that have joined this community-led scheme to benefit from Walkers are Welcome accreditation. The initiative helps to maintain footpaths and facilities for walkers and can help contribute to tourism. Local businesses can also gain by displaying the Walkers are Welcome logo and signing up to the scheme.
Walkers are Welcome features walks for every interest – from pubs and shopping to history and green spaces – accompanied by an interactive map and a PDF guide. The latest local walk is the Plaques of Frome. This 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. Use the online map and guide to learn about figures such as the famous poet Christina Rossetti or the Duke of Monmouth, who attempted to overthrow King James II while staying in Frome. You can find more information and a selection of walks on www.fromewalkersarewelcome.org
If you can’t walk, then maybe you can dance? On June 22nd Frome’s Missing Links will be hosting a Ceilidh at the Cheese and Grain. Bring along your friends for a midsummer evening of whirling and birling with music from local band Hobson’s Choice. It’s enthusiasm not experience that counts and all funds will go towards completing the missing 4km of cycleway from Frome to Great Elm. Details available from the C&G box office.
So, stop dragging your feet and get moving or grooving this week!