Patterdale Boundary Walk
The Patterdale Boundary Walk has become a tradition since founded by Stephen Gorton, a resident of Howtown and long-standing member of the church and founder member of the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team.
The walk is over 30 miles long aith about 11,500 feet of ascent, and covers mountain ridges with some famous names including Helvellyn, Grisedale Tarn, Fairfield, the Kikstone Pass, Hight Street, and Place Fell. On a good day there are stupendous views throught the length of the walk.
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 mostr remote school in England, and which could not survive financially without generous donations from fund-raising events) and St Patrick's Church, Patterdale. Funds are split equally between both.
Although the walk has been traditionally held on the first Saturday of July, there is nothing stopping you doing the walk either in one go, or in sections, at some other time. If you were willing to get sponsored and raise funds for the school and/or the church that would be an added bonus for us!
We will also produce some reflections for the walk (not ready yet though!).
A .pdf of the route is here.
A gpx file of the route is here.
A link to the official Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk web-page is here: http://www.helvellyn.com/patterdale_boundary_walk.html