The Frome Valley walk is around 20 miles long should you wish to do the full length but on this occasions we just wanted to sample a bit of it. I personally would like to do the full length at some point as I reckon in the summer months it will be quite a stunning trek. We were starting to approach the huge Viaduct. I see this structure from the road as I travel to work and I have often wondered if there was a way to get up close to it.
As we got to the base of the Viaduct the river was broken up by large rocks as it cascaded over them beneath the huge arches. We both stood in awe of the thing it was a magnificent structure and stood testament to solid engineering of a bygone day. We passed a disused quarry (Huckford) which was probably were they got the stone from to build the Viaduct. This is now a nature reserve boasting many varieties of birds. We passed under the Viaduct and crossed another smaller bridge which lead us round through some trees and over another bridge, we were back on the walkway following the river.
We headed on through the fields as the river wondered on through the valley. It seemed quite strange that this area of untouched countryside was between the hustle and bustle of streets and housing developments. We neared Watley's End which meant nothing to us but whatever it was it ended there. We took a footpath that lead us back to concrete and the road back. We were in all fairness relieved to be on firmer ground as we were quite muddy by this point. We sauntered back along the road side to Ivory Hill farm taking a right back to the car park of the pub.