Grayshott Boundary Walk - 19th May 2012
The Grayshott Boundary Walk is once again organised this year by St Luke’s Church.
As in previous years, this event will be an opportunity for organisations/clubs/groups to raise money for whatever purpose they like!
Members of St Luke’s Church will mark and marshall the routes and record all entrants as they pass check points. They will provide all sponsorship entrance forms, issue completion certificates and, where appropriate, facilitate the recovery of gift aid.
Each walker can raise funds from sponsors for whatever charity or organisation they wish – having made a donation to St Luke’s of £5 each or £10 for families.
In previous years the walk has been eight miles but this year (the sixth) we are changing the format.
Now that St Luke’s church is organising the event we have decided to coincide the walk with the old custom of “Beating the Bounds”. This traditionally took place on Ascension Day and was used by local clergy to walk round their parish showing the parishioners (on both sides) who was responsible for what!
We do not need to do that anymore, but it may be fun to resurrect this old custom and we have chosen the Saturday nearest Ascension Day for the event. Therefore Sat 19th May is the date.
Because the last full-scale walk was as recent as last October we have decided to have a “Mini Walk” this year. So it’s not exactly the “bounds” but it is interesting and does give the walker a good cross-section of the wonderful countryside surrounding our village.
Starting and ending at St Luke’s walkers can choose between three walks. One will be 2.8 miles another will be 1.8 miles or combined it will be a 4.6 mile walk. Walkers can choose on the day and all are welcome to join in the bar-b-q atmosphere at the church with refreshments available all day.
Walkers can register in advance – or just turn up on the day. Details of the route, sponsorship forms etc are available on this website.
Of course, some may prefer not to raise sponsorship but just take part without the risk of getting lost! Hopefully such entrants will register and make a donation of £5 to St Luke’s.
At the end of the walk all participants will be given a certificate.
We are supported by local businesses with poster production and display and once again we extend to them our thanks.