The boundaries of the Parish of St. Patrick, Patterdale, are very extensive. For some years now there has been an annual Walk or (for a few experts) a Run, right round the boundary starting at the Car Park at Glencoyne and finishing at Patterdale School. (The boundary actually crosses Ullswater but only rarely does anyone include the swim in order to follow the boundary in every respect). It takes place on the first Saturday of July. Many entrants 'clock in' at Glencoyne between 5 a.m. and 6.30 a.m. to start the thirty mile route, with 10,000 ft.of ascent and only one crossing of a road - at the top of Kirkstone Pass - where a team of helpers provide drinks, sandwiches, cake and bananas - and where some of the walkers withdraw but where some start on the shorter leg of the route - a mere fourteen miles and 3,000 ft. of ascent !. In 2010, another route was added - from Kirkstone Top downhill to the finishing point at the school, this was to encourage younger (and older) participants. For more information, visit the Boundary Walk Website
The 2014 Boundary Walk will take place on Saturday the 5th July.