Beating the Bounds – Sunday 9 May 2010

This will be the 12th year of Beating the Bounds.

The “full monty” is planned  -  i.e. to walk the full perimeter of the Parish - and Partnership – boundary.  This walk offers a fascinating range of urban and rural landscapes.

[Download a map of the route]

It is traditional to walk, or beat, the boundary of the parish on Rogation Sunday.  Originally,  this was probably the way  of checking the boundary of the parish before good maps were available.  The boundary stones would be “beaten”, ie hit with a stick , to check that they were still in their correct positions. 


11.30 a.m - Depart Christ Church
11.45 a.m - Depart from outside Bath Road Methodist Church
1.00 p.m - Depart from Upham Rd / Queens Drive
1.30 p.m - Arrive Coate Water (for picnic lunch in the shelter next to the lake).
2.00 p.m - Depart from Coate Water
3.30 p.m - Arrive at The Check Inn at North Wroughton (we have booked the function room)
4.00 pm - Depart Check Inn
5.00 p.m - Walk finishes with a tea party at St Mary’s (Commonweal Rd)
6.30 p.m - Healing Service at St Mary’s

The total distance Christ Church to St Mary’s is approximately 10 miles -  5 miles if joining at Coate Water.  Please bring a packed lunch.  The walk is mostly flat, but there is a 50 metre climb up from Wroughton to Old Town.  It can be muddy underfoot if it has been raining before the walk (which it has done in two previous years).  Please bring waterproof clothing and spare layers.

Daniel Pitt mobile:  07989 493850
Caroline Pitt mobile – 07749 084880

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