The Dippy

The Dippy, Frome
The Dippy, Frome

Blackberries, trees & important habitats

The Dippy is an important and valuable space to the south of Frome town centre. It’s a well-used link to the residential areas on this side of the town, but also a destination in its own right, offering opportunities for informal recreation, conservation and play.

We manage The Dippy in conjunction with the local volunteers of the Dippy & Greenspaces Group, and there are always opportunities to get involved with a variety of practical outdoor tasks here.

Getting here

Access from Long Ground/New Buildings is up (or down) a steep slope. Access from The Mount is fairly steep too, via some steps.

The walk across the site is gentler, taking you from Adderwell to Culver Hill (and back again) on a gradual slope and the crossroads in the middle means you can get to and from The Dippy in all sorts of ways!

Things to do

  • Fun and games in the wooded areas to the east of the site
  • Blackberry picking. Mmm… crumbles and pies
  • Wildlife spotting, including birds and butterflies
  • Conservation tasks and Ranger days – meet new people, get out, get active and learn new skills
  • Explore more! Pick up one of the public footpaths in the area to go a bit further… A route joining footpaths 34, 32 & 30 would take you down towards the railway line via beautiful, riverside fields, coming back in past the allotments on Critchill Lane. You can explore more local walks on Discover Frome.

Future plans

Read our Management & Improvement Plan for The Dippy:

If you have any comments on the plans please get in touch. Send in your thoughts and ideas to Chris Stringer, our Environment Manager.

Alternatively, pop in to the Town Hall to have a chat or speak to one of our Rangers in the park.

Published
9 May 2014
Last Updated
16 February 2021