Brighten your winter’s day with a winter solstice walk

winter solstice

winterwalks

Find out how wildlife survives our harsh, dark winters and join our Castle Hill Ranger Julian Brown for a refreshing winter walk on Tuesday 22 December 2015.

The ‘Winter Solstice Walk’ marks the longest night and shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

The history of winter solstice

The Winter Solstice is the ancient belief that the sun stood still for 12 days in the middle of winter. The ancients would light a Yule log during this time (hence the term Yuletide) to conquer the darkness and banish evil spirits and to welcome the rebirth of the sun and longer days and bring luck for the coming year.

Want to join in the walk?

The walk will be 5 miles and starts at 11 am from the car park at the top of Castle Hill in Almondbury, Huddersfield, and will last around three hours.

You will need good footwear, warm clothing and waterproofs. No dogs allowed except assistance dogs.

The walk is free but places must be booked in advance.

Contact Julian to register your interest

Call: 07968 426 312

Email: julian.brown@kirklees.gov.uk

 

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