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"Beating The Bounds" - Feast Week Parish Boundary Walk - A New Event for 2019


A new event is planned for Feast Week this year. Based on the ancient custom of Beating the Bounds we plan to walk the Dry Drayton Parish Boundaries. In England the tradition is centuries old, dating from at least Anglo-Saxon times and would have been held in Dry Drayton on Rogation Sunday. We plan to revive the tradition as a Feast Week event and the intention is to do this on Saturday June 29th (which happens to be our actual parish Feast Day of Saint Peter & Saint Paul), with an option to continue on Sunday 30th June.

▶️ A 10 mile walk on Saturday 29th June or 2 five mile walks on Saturday 29th June & Sunday 30th June

▶️ Travel along paths and through woods you may never have visited before

▶️ Visit and maybe take a photo at all 4 corners of the parish 

▶️ Enjoy rest, comfort and picnic stops.

More than half of the Parish Boundary falls on private land and we now have permission from the relevant land owners that will allow us to follow the boundary as closely as possible.




It was wonderful to see so many on the walk; I believe we all enjoyed it, including those who made a short cut for the Black Horse.

Chris Turner and I have put some photos on Dropbox. You can view them here:

Please feel free to add any you may have of the walk to this Dropbox folder.


I now have souvenir copies of the map of the walk ready for anyone who would like to order. 

Ordnance Survey version  £3
Satellite Image version      £3
or £5 for both versions which are A4 in size and laminated.                      
All proceeds to the S&VA
I will send the S&VA payment details to anyone who orders.