Maidenhead Boundary Walk is based on an ancient custom called Beating the bounds. Its roots go back to mediaeval times when parishes reaffirmed their boundaries by processing around them at Rogationtide, stopping to beat each boundary mark with wands and praying for protection and blessings for the land.
The walks starts between 1:0am and 10:30am at Boulters Lock Car Park Maidenhead. Although walkers who prefer a shorter distance can walk from any of the checkpoints. There is a family-friendly option of 4.4kms, where walkers can take a nice stroll from Boulters Lock Carpark, round Boulter’s Island, crossing the river to the Taplow side before heading back on this picturesque route taking in the views and wildlife.