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Riding of the Bounds

Riding of the Bounds

Berwick Barracks
The Parade
TD15 1DF

01670 622155


Riding of the Bounds is a traditional ride-out of the boundaries of Berwick, to keep them known to the Scottish and the English. 2019 date for Riding of the Bounds is Saturday 4th May.

The Riding of the Bounds now regularly attracts around 100 riders. As well as the cavalcade departing from the town, fun equestrian games are held at the half way halt (weather permitting!) and then the riders head back to the town to be offered refreshments in the Guildhall. 

9am – Gather at the Parade Car Park.

10.30am – Riders leave the Barracks, via Walkergate, and proceed to The Guild Hall. The Mayor grants permission for the traditional ceremony to commence.

Route Timings

Please Note these times are approximate and depend on weather conditions on the day:

11am – Ride leaves Town via Church Street.

12.30-1pm – Gallop will take place before the rest break and can be viewed from the Bridge over the River (this is strictly weather permitting.)

3pm (approx.) - Ride Returns to the Town Via Castle Terrace back to The Guild Hall.

3.30pm (approx.) - After Ride Lunch and Prize Giving in The Guildhall. All welcome to attend lunch.

Riding of the Bounds Fair

10am-2pm - Variety of stallholders, local charities stalls, and refreshments in the Guildhall. 

To book a free stall, please call the secretary: 07904 095798 / Email: berwickbounds@yahoo.co.uk


Find out about Road closures for the Riding of the Bounds here:

https://roadworks.org/ - search Berwick-upon-Tweed Parish

Ticketing information

Type Entry for Guide price
(Free Admission)
per ticket

Free for Spectators and Riders!

Dates & times for Riding of the Bounds, Berwick-upon-Tweed

From To
Saturday04/05/2019Saturday04/05/201908:30 - 16:00
Saturday 04/05/2019 08:30 Saturday 04/05/2019 16:00

In 2019, Riding of the Bounds will take place on Saturday 4th May and in future years will take place on the Saturday of the early May Bank Holiday.


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Riding of the Bounds

TD15 1DF

01670 622155

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