Winter Solstice Walk

Looking for a way to escape the pre-Christmas rush? Why not join Julian Brown on Thursday 21 December 2017 for a morning walk to celebrate the Winter Solstice.

What is the Winter Solstice?

Winter Solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

There is an ancient belief that during the Winter Solstice the sun stood still for 12 days in the middle of winter. The ancients would light a Yule log during this time 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.

When is the walk?

The walk starts at Sunrise which is 8am and will be 5 miles from the car park at the top of Castle Hill in Almondbury, Huddersfield, and will last around three hours.

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

How can I take part?

The walk is free but places must be booked in advance by contacting Julian on 07870 570914 for details.

For further information contact Julian Brown, Castle Hill Ranger, tel: 07870 570914 email:  julian.brown@kirklees.gov.uk<mailto:julian.brown@kirklees.gov.uk>

 

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