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Beating the Bounds

May 12 @ 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 sun cream, suitable clothing and stout footwear as some of the paths can be muddy, especially where crossing the stream.


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.

Participants walk at their own risk. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  If you take photographs of other people’s property on the walk please respect their privacy and keep them for your personal use – don’t put them on Facebook or into the public domain.


May 12
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Liskeard Town Council
01579 345407


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