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Beating the Bounds
August 1 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm| Free
Beating the Bounds is an ancient custom where members of the community walk around the town, usually led by the Mayor and Town Councillors, to familiarise themselves with the town boundaries and ensure that the Boundary Stones had not been moved. The walk is around 11 miles and all are welcome.
In the Royal Charter of 1587 by Queen Elizabeth I, the bounds of the Borough, which continued to the present century, were fixed. This enclosed an area of 2704 acres and is nearly square.
Packed lunches can be collected, if a support car is available, at the first stage and taken to Treworgey Manor where we will have a lunch break. Walkers can join for all or part of the walk. Be aware that B & M car park now has a time limit, please use alternative parking areas (don’t forget town centre car parks are free on Sundays). Dogs on leads are welcome at the responsibility of the owner, don’t forget sun cream, suitable clothing and stout footwear as some of the paths can be muddy
Stage 1 START 10.30 am Traditional Bumping of the Mayor at the milestone adjacent to Morrisons Roundabout
Stage 2 10.45 am – 11.00 am Maudlin to Bodgara Mill, on to Hendra Bridge
Stage 3 11.15 am – 12.30 pm Hendra Bridge to Craddock Ford, on to Tremabe Bridge
* The bit from Craddock Ford to Treworgey Manor is all wheel chair, buggy friendly.
Stage 4 12.30 pm -12.45 pm Tremabe Bridge to Treworgey Manor
1.15 pm – 2.30 pm Lunch at Treworgey Manor
Stage 5 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm Treworgey to Looe Mills
Stage 6 3.15 pm – 3.45 pm Looe Mills to bottom of Lodge Hill
Stage 7 Lodge Hill to finish approximately 4.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Times are very approximate depending on the ability of the walkers.