Now in its third year, Wilmslow’s “Beating the Bounds” fundraising walk is a sponsored romp around the Wilmslow parish boundary, with proceeds going to East Cheshire Hospice.
This year’s Beating the Bounds takes place on Sunday May 19th.
Ned Spencer of the East Cheshire Hospice Wilmslow Support Group explained: “In 2017, 70 people took part in our first Beating the Bounds event. This grew to 140 in 2018 and we are expecting over 200 in 2019.”
Ned added: “As well as raising much needed funds for our local hospice, Beating the Bounds is a fun day out, bringing together various sections of the local community.”
The Beating the Bounds route follows the Wilmslow Parish Boundary and is approximately 15 miles long – shorter options are available for those who don’t wish to complete the full distance.
The boundary walk follows an old English tradition that took place in each parish in the country, organised by the parish church and taking place near Ascension Day.
Ned continued: “We are very lucky living in Wilmslow that we have such beautiful countryside on our doorstep.
“Our Beating the Bounds route takes in a historic mill, a dramatic walk through woods, a fishing lake, a golf course, the famous Lindow peat bog, Cheshire farmland and the scenic River Bollin valley.”
To add to the success of the event a number of local businesses have provided sponsorship and support for the event.
Ned enthused: “We are looking to raise as much money as we can for the hospice and have a good day out at the same time.
“Last year the event raised £9,000 for ECH and our target this year is £15,000.”
To put that amount into perspective, the figure is roughly enough to keep the hospice running for two days.
For more information about the Beting the Bounds event, please visit the East Cheshire Hospice website.
If you have any questions, you can contact Ned Spencer via email [email protected] or by calling 07867 802 744.