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Last call for ramblers ready to tackle the Boundary Walk

Last call for ramblers ready to tackle the Boundary Walk

Luke Matthews

Last call for ramblers ready to tackle the Boundary Walk

There is still time for willing walkers to enter this year's Boundary Walk and retrace the borders of the town on Sunday.

The 13-mile circuit encompasses Maidenhead's original boundary and the Rotary Club of Maidenhead, which organises the annual walk, is offering a carved wooden trophy to the largest group which takes part.

The walk, which is open to everybody, gives ramblers the chance to gain sponsorship for their chosen charities, with about £16,000 being raised last year.

The original boundary of Maidenhead was established in 1582 and the Royal Borough installed stones to mark the borders in 1934 - although the town has now extended beyond these.

Members of the National Trust and Rotary Club of Maidenhead have been clearing the paths in the lead up to the event to make it safer and accessible to prams.

Those taking part do not have complete the full 13 mile route and can arrange to drop out at any of the checkpoints along the way and receive transport back to the base.

Boundary Walk committee chairman Graham Brunsden said: "It's a good family day out and we have about 50 people around the route to ensure peoples safety.

"I think people will see parts of Maidenhead they haven't seen before."

The walk will begin between 9-10.30am from Boulters Lock car park and there is a small entry fee of £3 for adults and 50p for children under twelve.

Online applications are now closed but sponsorship forms can be found here and should be brought along on the day.

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