Route: Frome Valley Trail (United Kingdom)

Submitted by Keith Wigley on Sun, 06/13/2021 - 10:30am
United Kingdom
25.2 km
Vertical Gain
300 m

Starting at Evershot, the second highest village in Dorset, this walk meanders close to the River Frome towards Poole Harbour. The walking route also passes through Chilfrome, Maiden Newton, Bradford Peverell, Charminster and Dorchester. At present the trail finishes at Dorchester but there are plans to extend the route to Poole Harbour.

Chalk Downland, riverbank, water meadows, woodland fringe. The majority of the walking route follows the River Frome. But there are some sections where diversions are in place when the river is in flood. The majority of the route is on hard surfaced tracks and the remainder within sunken lanes or on pastoral and arable fields. The cycling route follows county roads and farm tracks but you do have to cross the A37 at Giles Cross.

On the ground the trail is signed using an arrowhead disc. This has been designed to reflect the rich archaeological findings dating from the Bronze Age within the river valley.


GPS Track