The ancient custom of “Beating the Bounds” takes place on Rogation Sunday (the fifth Sunday after Easter) – in 2021 this will fall on Sunday 9th May.
In the past a procession of parishioners, led by the minister, churchwarden, and choirboys, would proceed around the boundary of their parish and pray for its protection in the forthcoming year. In a time before maps, it ensured knowledge of the limits of each parish was handed down from generation-to-generation. The term “beating the bounds” come from the custom of hitting boundary stones to make them remember.
Organised by Crowborough Town Council, the Boundary Walk starts at Goldsmiths Recreation Ground.
All are welcome to take part. The walk takes approximately 3 hours.
This year to allow the event to take place safely the Council will require all participants to pre-register by booking a start time. You can call 01892 652907 or email email@example.com. Start time slots will be between 9am and 12pm.
One of the places of note on the walk, is the Canadian War Memorial, which commemorates nine soldiers who were killed when a V1 came down in July 1944. The Memorial is on Crowborough Common to the left-hand-side of the 4th fairway of Crowborough Beacon Golf Course. For more information about the soldiers look at the information on website set-up by CBGC.
Walkers are advised to take refreshments and drinks with them.