Beating the Bounds 2023
Saturday 20th May 2023
Beating the Bounds was traditionally a day for teaching the young folk of the parish the limits
of the parish boundary. These days where there are reliable maps to hand the event has
become more of a village ‘fun’ day. The event takes place once every 7 years.
The route taken will start from the village sports field and follow, as closely as possible, the
parish boundary using footpaths, bridlepaths, bridleways, roads and moorland tracks. The
terrain underfoot can be uneven and slippery in parts and strenuous in others, particularly the
moorland section. The whole route is approximately 16 miles long and with this in mind ‘dropout’ points have been identified to allow participants not wishing to complete the whole route
to pull out and make their way back to the village.