Please note: due to circumstances outside our control we have had to cancel our 2018 event. Check back later in the year for details for 2019!
Join Lake District Hotels on a guided walk to Castlerigg Stone Circle to greet the sunrise. Where we will enjoy a hot breakfast (porridge with brown sugar, and sausage/bacon sandwiches with brown sauce, plus tea and coffee) and listen to the druid summer solstice ritual, followed by a short talk about the Castlerigg Stone Circle and what the ritual means to a pagan on the longest day of the year.. With the summer solstice occurring only once a year in the northern hemisphere, this is truly a special celebration.
Walk off your breakfast with our recommended walking route… take in the stunning scenery with a stroll from the Stone Circle to Lake Derwentwater before returning to Keswick to enjoy the rest of your day (map available from reception upon request)..
Our 2 nights break includes dinner, bed & breakfast, with free walking boot hire from George Fisher and the Summer Solstice guided walk. It will return in 2019.
Watch this short clip from 2007 on the Summer Solstice celebrations at Castlerigg Stone Circle.
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If you are in the area but not staying with us, you can still be part of the Summer Solstice fun. Book onto our guided walk for only £15 per person and join us at the Moot Hall in Keswick at 3.00am.
To book call 0800 840 1240
The guided walk will commence from the Moot Hall, Keswick to Castlerigg Stone Circle at 3.00am, the walk is 1.7 miles, for those who wish to drive, a map is available from reception. The group is due to arrive at Castlerigg Stonecircle just in time for the sunrise at 4.38am, after which a hot breakfast will be enjoyed and rituals spoken by a member of ‘The Druid Network’
This unique experience will allow you to explore Keswick and the surrounding area as you never have before, taking in the 'positive, friendly atmosphere' of the celebrations, as groups of pagans, druids and partygoers gather to celebrate the Summer Solstice.
Walkers must wear sound walking boots and appropriate all-weather clothing / Children must be accompanied by an adult