Beating the bounds is an ancient custom where a group of old and young members of the community would walk the boundaries of the parish, usually led by the parish priest and church officials, to share the knowledge of where they lay, and to pray for protection and blessings for the lands. The tradition is still observed in some English and Welsh parishes but was last held in Wilmslow in the early 80s.
Ned Spencer, who has recently set up the Wilmslow Support Group of East Cheshire Hospice, is organising the Beating the Bounds sponsored walk to raise funds for the hospice.
There will be two routes for the walk, the first of which is a 15 mile walk which will follow a route close to the parish boundary and secondly there will be a 5 mile walk that is ideal for families and those looking for a stroll.
Both walks will start from and finish at Wilmslow Rugby Club, with the 15 walk setting off between 10am and 12noon and the 5 mile walk between 2pm and 3pm.
Refreshments will be available.
Registration is £15 per adult to cover costs so all sponsorship money raised by you will go directly to the hospice.