Maidenhead Boundary Walk
Organised by the Rotary Club of Maidenhead for your charity fundraising



About the event

Maidenhead Boundary Walk is based on an ancient custom called Beating the bounds. Its roots go back to mediaeval times when parishes reaffirmed their boundaries by processing round them at Rogationtide, stopping to beat each boundary mark with wands and to pray for protection and blessings for the land.

Today Maidenhead has expanded outside the old boundaries of the town, but you can still find the old boundary stones (see photo on right), and this is the route we follow for the annual Charity Boundary Walk.

Even for people who do not walk this far very often, 13+ miles is not too much if you look about you, chat to others, enjoy the day. If you don’t fancy that then there is a shorter route option.

There is an entry fee to take part in the event to help cover the costs of first aid attendance, insurance etc. This stands at £3 per adult and 50p per child under the age of 12.


A safety officer will be on call all day and the St John's Ambulance will be present if you need them - transport and communication links will keep them in touch with you. The route, is marshalled for your security, with various check points so we can ensure that everyone is safe and having fun.

What to bring
Wear comfortable shoes or boots, carry a lightweight waterproof and remember drink lots of water!

Toilet facilities are available at base camp (Boulters Lock Car Park), Ockells Park, at checkpoint 2 and the various pubs along the way.

Water and soft drinks are available at all check points. Tea and coffee can be had at the Finish at Boulters Lock (proceeds to Rotary Charity Fund) and Woolley Cottage (proceeds to Thames Valley Adventure Playground.)

Limited parking is available at Boulters Lock, please share transport where you can. No parking at Checkpoint TWO, Woolley Cottage, though there are roads not too far away that are not busy on a Sunday.

The organisers can accept no responsibility or liability for any loss or injury to property or persons involved in this event however caused.

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Registration for group of 15 or more is just £10, providing the group is registered before 9th September 2017.

If you have any questions or queries please contact Jim Howles via Email

The Rotary Club of Maidenhead Charitable Trust Registered No: 1025051