Picture special: 35th Maidenhead Boundary Walk


Grace Witherden

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Hundreds of walkers ambled around the town on Sunday as they took part in the 35th Maidenhead Boundary Walk.

The 13-mile walk raises thousands of pounds for different charities and is organised by the Rotary Club of Maidenhead.

Walkers of all ages - including dogs - queued to register in the morning at Boulters Lock car park before following the boundary of the old Maidenhead borough marked out by stones laid in 1934.

The Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Sayonara Luxton began the walk, along with Amar Bhoghl, president of the rotary club.

Jim Howles, organiser of the walk, said: "We were very pleased with how it went, we had 467 walkers take part and one of our biggest groups was 1st Maidenhead Sea Scouts with 45 walkers."

"The weather could not have been better, in fact some walkers even said they would have liked it a bit cooler."

The route takes walkers through Bray, across the river by ferry (courtesy of the sea cadets), and through Cox Green, Maidenhead Thicket and Pinkneys Green before returning to the starting point via Widbrook Common.

More than 30 players from Maidenhead Warriors FC were among those who took part in the walk to raise money for the club.

Bill Seundh, chairman, said: “We do this every year. It’s good fitness and socialising.”

The 457 walkers who took part raised more than £10,400 for local and national charities.


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