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Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk 2024


Exciting developments for our Boundary walk.

Watch this space for news as we finalise the plans for our 2024 edition.


All the best


St Patrick’s Church

Patterdale CofE Primary School 

Patterdale Boundary Walk
A High Level Companion to the Ullswater Way

The Patterdale Boundary Walk usually 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.  

This year due to the special circumstances faced by Ukrainian Refuggees the Boundary Walk will fund the school and the Patterdale Ukrainian Relief Fund, which will provide respite and holidays in the Patterdale Parish area to Ukrainian Refugees.

​The walk is about 25 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.  

All the information needed for the walks and how to donate can be found in the Dropbox folder and downloaded here:


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The Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk 2022 is raising funds for Patterdale CofE School and Patterdale Ukrainian Relief Fund.  Funds will be divided equally between both.

It would be great if you could donate generously to help our fundraising for school (especially as many fundraising events have had to be cancelled over the last 2 years because of COVID), and for our support to Ukrainian Refugees.  Some people get sponsors for them to do the walk (a separate sponsorship form if you wish to use one can be found here (WORD) or here (.pdf). 

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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