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Patterdale Parish Boundary Challenge 2024
Saturday 6th July


Exciting developments for our Boundary challenge now called Beat the Bounds.

For full information on the 2024 fund raising challenge and how to book follow the link to the Hiking Highs webpage. 

Hiking Highs Events

Patterdale Boundary Challenge
A High Level Companion to the Ullswater Way

The Patterdale Boundary Walk  raises funds for the local school and church, and has become a tradition since founded by Stephen Gorton, a resident of Hartsop and long-standing member of the church and founder member of the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team.  

​The walk is about 27 miles long with about 10,300 feet of ascent, and covers many famous mountain names and ridges including Raise, Helvellyn,  Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Grisedale Tarn, Fairfield, Red Screes, the Kirkstone Pass, High Street, Angle Tarn, and Place Fell.  On a good day there are stupendous views throughout the length of the walk.  Think of it as a high-level companion to the Ullswater Way! 


It is possible to break the walk down into sections and do it on different days if you wish. 

Traditionally the walk has been conducted to raise funds for Patterdale Church of England School (the second most remote school in England, and which could not survive financially without generous donations from fund-raising events) and the ministry and work of St Patrick's Church, Patterdale.  All donations and money raised are split equally between the two.  


Although many people gather to complete the walk traditionally on the first Saturday of July, there is nothing stopping you doing the walk at other times, either in one go, or in sections.  


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The Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk 2024 is raising funds for Patterdale CofE School and St Patrick's Church, Patterdale.  Funds will be divided equally between both.

Some people get sponsors for them to do the walk (a separate sponsorship form if you wish to use one can be found here.


Please use any of the following methods for donations (please specify ‘Boundary Walk’ where possible):


  • Make a contribution direct to our Bank Account, as a one-off payment or Standing Order:


Account name:         PCC of Patterdale

Sort Code:                 20-66-97

Account Number:     30686654


If donating by BACS transfer, cash or cheque, please also consider completing a form for Gift Aid if you pay tax, which increases the value of your donation by 25% at no extra cost to yourself.  The form is here.  

Thank you!

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