Beating the bounds in Barnoldswick follows ancient tradition

Beating the Bounds walkers brandishing their willow wands after their perambulation dinner at Victory Park
Beating the Bounds walkers brandishing their willow wands after their perambulation dinner at Victory Park

Visitors from as far afield as Cornwall took part in Barnoldswick’s annual Beating the Bounds walk on Sunday.

The walk, which follows Barnoldswick’s ancient boundaries, was led by Keith Pickles with support from Elaine Eccles and Val Webster.

Walkers took part in traditional activities as they followed the route, beating boundary stones with willow wands and singing the Beating the Bounds song.

Participants enjoyed a Yorkshire themed perambulation dinner, with Barnoldswick baked bread, Yorkshire ham and Yorkshire Tea prepared by town councillors Marjorie Adams and David Whipp.

The traditional walk is organised by Barnoldswick Town Council and is part of the Pendle Walking Festival.