Winter Solstice walk at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Ranger, Julian Brown is inviting people to join him for a ‘Winter Solstice Walk’ at sunrise on Friday 21 December to mark the longest night and shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

What is the Winter Solstice?

The Winter Solstice is the ancient belief that the sun stood still for 12 days in the middle of winter. A Yule log would be lit 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.

How long is the walk?

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

What do I need to bring?

Walkers 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 by contacting Julian on 07870 570914 for details.

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