Letter ref cancellation of Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk 2021
The Prime Minister has announced the decision to extend the current phase of COVID-19 restrictions until 19th July, with a review on 5th July. Both of these dates come after the planned Boundary Walk date of 3rd July 2021.
Patterdale CofE School and the Church Council of St Patrick’s Church have reviewed this development, and have also taken into account the growing number of cases of the new variant in Cumbrian schools and the wider Eden area generally. Although it would still be possible to try to create a COVID-19 secure event, we are not convinced that this would be the right or responsible decision given the announcement and current circumstances. We have therefore reluctantly decided to cancel the Boundary Walk event for this year.
HOWEVER, as you will all appreciate, the Boundary Walk was a significant fund-raising stream for the school/church, and, given that we had to cancel it last year too, we would really appreciate it if you were willing to make a donation even though the walk itself is not taking place. A form with various ways to donate is here:
ALSO, we are aware that some people have already booked accommodation to do the walk, and others have already expressed a desire to do one of the walks anyway, so that is fine, as long as everyone is aware that this is done as private individuals, and without any of the usual support and refreshments on the day from the Boundary Walk team. It is also possible of course to do the walk(s) privately at any time of the year.
We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience this cancellation may cause, and the loss of the social interaction and fun that this event brings. But, as they say, the mountains will still be here next year….and (subject to any other major pandemic!!) so will the Boundary Walk!
Thank you for all of your interest and support!
All the best
Morris (St Patrick’s Church)
Nicola (Patterdale CofE School)
Patterdale Boundary Walk
A High Level Companion to the Ullswater Way
(PLEASE NOTE: THE TRADITIONAL BOUNDARY WALK EVENT THIS YEAR FOR 3rd JULY 2021 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Please still donate though. Details here)
The Patterdale Boundary Walk, raising funds for the local school and church, 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 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 can be found in the Dropbox folder and downloaded here:
Individual links to the files are below:
Guidelines for the walk are
Description of the whole route (First and Second Halves) and how to donate are
A gpx file of the first half of the route is here
A gpx file of the
of the route is
a gpx file of the Kirkstone to Parish 7 mile downhill route is here
HOW TO DONATE? PLEASE SEE DETAILS BELOW
HOW TO DONATE
The Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk raises funds for Patterdale CofE School and St Patrick's Church, Patterdale. Funds divided equally between both.
It would be great if you could donate generously to help our fundraising for school and church (especially as many fundraising events have had to be cancelled over the last year because of COVID). 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):
Scan the QR code below with a QR scanning app which should take you to the dedicated ‘givealittle’ Boundary Walk donation page.
Online donations: https://givealittle.co/campaigns/bd1e7ab3-6ce0-4cfe-bd01-220e2209f16b
Use a credit or debit card to make a contactless payment using the machine inside St Patrick’s at the finish.
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.