To bring you up to date – we have just completed a ‘Trial’ walk with a small group of members.  We wanted to see how we could restart Frome Probus walks while following Government rules on Covid 19.

Current Government guidelines permit walking groups of up to 30 but we decided that, initially, each Frome Probus walk will be restricted to a maximum of 12 participants.  Also, to start with, we will only conduct the two hour/4 mile walk.

Wives/partners are welcome on the walks and a ‘booking system’ with ‘first come first served’ will be used.

The announcement of each new walk will be emailed to all members and you need to reply directly to the walk leader (contact details on the announcement) if you wish to attend.

The deadline for confirming attendance will be the Friday previous to the Tuesday walk.

The walks programme will also be displayed on the Frome Probus website and kept updated as it develops.  


Walks are planned with safety in mind but they are entirely at your own risk.

Members are reminded that it is their personal responsibility to decide on the level of their capability and whether they should participate in each of the club activities.

Where walks are arranged, brief details of the proposed walk will be given to each member a few days prior to the event. Members wishing for earlier information should contact the walk leader.

Again, members must take into account their own capabilities before joining any club excursion, trip, walk or short breaks. In addition, members must wear and/or carry suitable apparel and walking aids to meet all weather and ground conditions.

It would be helpful if members who have mobile phones bring them to facilitate communications, especially in the event of an emergency.


Dates for the walks will continue as the first Tuesday in the month and the first walk of the new programme will be Tuesday 1st September 2020 – see details below and note the 10.15am start on this occasion to make sure we are back in time for our booked tables.


Next walk:


 Tuesday 1st September 2020 10.15am prompt start

We start and finish this walk in the car park of Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, (postcode BA10 0NL).  This is the location of Hauser and Wirth’s galleries and garden.  I have pre-booked 2 tables of 6 for lunch at the Roth Bar and Grill (prices from £15 a head) and we can visit the galleries and walk in the garden after the walk.  The galleries and garden are free but we have to keep socially distanced and remember to bring and wear a face covering where appropriate.  Also suggest you bring hand sanitizer as you may unavoidably touch gates etc during walk. 

Michael will lead us on a new walk he has recently researched – a Magical Mystery ramble.  The 3.5 miles should take just under 2 hours and we will be following social distancing/Government guidance rules.

We plan to finish before 12.30pm and then lunch at the Roth Bar and Grill. 

See you at the walk. 

Queries and info – Mel Noller, tel: 01373 466 236