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Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk 2021

We reluctantly decided to cancel the Boundary Walk event for this year due to concerns over COVID.

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

We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience this cancellation caused, and the loss of the social interaction and fun that this event usually 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)

07774 296652

Nicola (Acting Head Teacher, Patterdale CofE School)   


Patterdale Boundary Walk
A High Level Companion to the Ullswater Way

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 

  • here

     (.pdf) and 



  • Description of the whole route (First and Second Halves) and how to donate are 


    (.pdf) and 



  • A gpx file of the ​first half of the route is here


  • A gpx file of the

    second half

    of the route is 


  • a gpx file of the Kirkstone to Parish 7 mile downhill route is here


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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):

  • 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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