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The Bounds of The Downs

The Mid-winter Bounds of The Downs starts from the King's Hall at 10am on Sunday 23rd December 2012.

Feel free to start from the beginning, or anywhere along the Bounds. If the weather is filthy, stay indoors - this is supposed to be for fun! - as there'll be another chance later: 

  • Sunday 23rd December 2012
  • Sunday 24th March 2013
  • Sunday 23rd June 2013
  • Sunday 22nd September 2013

Borrowing from the tradition of beating the bounds of a parish, walking The Bounds of The Downs is an opportunity to appreciate The Downs from every angle. Walking the Bounds will happen on the Sunday nearest each solstice and equinox, so that we also get to appreciate The Downs throughout the year.

The plan is to go clockwise, starting from the King's Hall. The full tour of The Bounds of The Downs is about 3¼ miles, but there are shorter routes. The blue shortcut, up the Hundred Steps, brings it down to a very manageable 1¼ miles. The green shortcut, up the slope leading to The Lees makes a 1¾ mile circuit.

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