Directions to Vallis Veg
Please contact us to arrange your visit if you would like to come to our site by car, (you will already have done this as part of the booking process if you are coming camping). We prefer people to come by foot/bike for environmental and logistic reasons.
By foot/bike/public transport: Frome is served by trains from Bath Spa, Bristol and Weymouth and by a bus service (the 267) from Bath. The train station is about 2 miles away and the 267 bus stops a short walk from our site, so if you are coming by train it may be easiest to get off the train at Bath Spa, walk a minute or two down the road to the bus station, and catch the 267 bus to Frome. The closest bus stop to our site is at the top of Broadway, just before the Royal Oak pub. You can walk/cycle to the site using the directions below, a GPS, map and compass, or else an uncanny sense of direction…
From the bus stop: Cross the road from the Royal Oak side and walk down Egford Lane which branches off Broadway to the right. You’ll pass a playing field and a few houses on your right. Just past the last house (a bungalow called ‘Winsham’) as the road steepens downhill there’s a gap in the hedge that leads into a wide open field. Turn right through the gap and follow the footpath along the top of this field (watch out for the dog poo!). You will have housing on your right and open fields and a lovely view on your left. When you reach a T-junction on the footpath turn left (walking away from town) and follow the footpath downhill to a kissing gate into the next field. You’ll see a mature horse chestnut tree and lots of newly planted trees in this field – welcome to Vallis Veg!
Just after going through the kissing gate into the Vallis Veg field, take the small path through the trees to your right and follow it into the centre of the field until you reach a stone track by a gate. Turn right through the gate and you’ll be in amongst Vallis Veg’s gardens and buildings. The walk from the Royal Oak pub is about 10-15 minutes.
From the station: If you’re coming from the train station, exit Station Approach and turn left on the main road, past Portway Service Station. Shortly after the service station you reach traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing. Cross the road here and continue in the same direction on the raised pavement (this is Christchurch Street East). Continue walking up this road to a mini roundabout by the Garston Veterinary Practice. Take the left-most exit of the mini roundabout (ie. keep going straight, essentially) past a tyre and exhaust shop and then St Johns School until you reach another mini roundabout by the Cornerhouse Pub. Go straight across the road here (tricky to cross!), and then keep going, in front of the Tonemar Furniture shop (you’re now on Christchurch Street West). Keep walking, going past the Memorial Theatre and the Olive Tree pub, and then a row of shops by a small green. Keep going past the shops into a short residential road that leads to Vallis Way. Turn right onto Vallis Way and follow it until you reach a mini roundabout with a gate leading into a field. Go through the gate and follow the footpath away from town until you reach a kissing gate. You’ll see a mature horse chestnut tree and lots of newly planted trees in this field – welcome to Vallis Veg!
Just after going through the kissing gate into the Vallis Veg field, take the small path through the trees to your right and follow it into the centre of the field until you reach a stone track by a gate. Turn right through the gate and you’ll be in amongst Vallis Veg’s gardens and buildings. The walk from the station is around 35-45 minutes.
From the centre of town: from the Market Cross in the centre of town, walk southwards up Bath Street in the direction of Shepton Mallet. You’ll soon come to the mini roundabout with the Tonemar furniture shop on your right. Turn right into Christchurch Street West, walking on past the furniture shop. Now follow the ‘From the station’ directions above from that point. The walk from the town centre is around 30 minutes.
Important: please note that we are Vallis Veg, not Vallis Farm.
From Frome: Follow the A362 West through Frome, past a graveyard on the left and then a row of shops on the right. Then take the first exit at the mini roundabout. Continue over the crest of the hill and down the hill out of town. Take the first right onto Elm Lane.
After 200m the road turns sharply left, but you need to go straight on over the old cattle grid (past the Vallis Farm sign but please don’t go to Vallis Farm) and start going up the private road. You will pass a small car parking area on your right, and go up the short, steep hill. Look out for our Vallis Veg sign hanging in a tree by our gate. Before you get to the cottages at the top of the hill turn right through the gate (with the sign the tree). Please don’t go past the cottages, the neighbours don’t like people to go beyond our gate.
Do call if you have any trouble finding us.
Cordelia 07870 704299 Chris 07870 217513