THIS Sunday, intrepid walkers will be trekking around the borough's boundary in the third annual Beating the Bounds.

The event is run by history enthusiast Ste Lingard from Parr who brought the Anglo-Saxon tradition of ‘Breaking the Bounds’ to St Helens three years ago.

Since then the event has had a growing popularity, with more than 50 walkers in total taking part in the 42.5 mile walk around the borough.

This year's event starts at The Junction Pub in Rainford at 4.30am on Sunday, May 19.

Walkers will then walk and take in picturesque scenery such as Billinge Hill, Sidings Lane Nature Reserve and the Nine Arches Bridge by Sankey Canal on their route along the borough boundary before getting back to Rainford at 8pm.

Walkers can join the route at any point throughout the day, with stop off points listed below.

Organiser Ste, 43, said: "It's grown a lot in popularity since we started three years ago, especially with being involved in the St Helens 150th anniversary celebrations last year.

"People don't have to sign up, they just turn up at any point at the times stated and can join us for as long as they like.

"Last year we have six or seven people who did the entire route and 50 throughout the entire day joining us at points.

"It's free, it's exercise, most people can do it, it's great fun and it's a chance to meet new people while walking on a bit of history."

St Helens Star:

The route:

4.30am - The Junction Pub, Rainford

6.35am - The Game Bird

7.30am - The Wellington

10.40am - Mersey Valley GC

12.35pm - Havannah Lane

1.05pm - Nine Arches

2.35pm - Hermitage Green

3.15pm - Willow Park in Newton-le-Willows

6pm - Eagle and Child, Billinge

8.25pm - The Junction pub, Rainford.

People can also sponsor Ste for doing the event and walk with funds going to St Helens Mind.

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