Ancient tradition of beating the bounds returns next month

PUBLISHED: 13:58 01 September 2016

Beating the bounds in Gravesham last year

Beating the bounds in Gravesham last year


Mayor Greta Goatley will be leading the walk in October

Fundraisers are being encouraged to join the mayor in the ancient tradition of beating the bounds next month.

The tradition, which stems from marking the boundaries of a church parish, will be led by mayor of Gravesham Greta Goatley.

On October 1 and 2 the mayor will cover the 30 mile route, marching and hitting the ground, following the old custom.

Walkers of all ages are invited to take part this year.

On Saturday, October 1 walkers will cover some 16 miles starting with breakfast at Ebbsfleet United Football Club at 9am and on Sunday October 2 just over 14 miles starting at 9am at The Golden Lion at Luddesdown.

Participants are usually sponsored, with money going toward Ellenor Hospice Children and Young Adults and the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Services.

To book a place on the walk please visit

If you need more information please contact Jackie Denton on


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