Castleton Summer Solstice Sunset

Since prehistory, the summer solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by festivals and rituals. Traditionally, in many temperate regions (especially Europe), the summer solstice is seen as the middle of summer and referred to as "midsummer". Today, however, in some countries and calendars it is seen as the beginning of summer.

On Friday 21st June 2019 the sun will set in the UK at 22:06, marking the end of the longest day. Why not join us on The Great Ridge to witness this beautiful sunset.

Leaving Castleton at around 6pm we will walk into Hope (maybe stop for a swift one at The Cheshire Cheese pub) then off up the Great Ridge to get to Mam Tor in time for sunset. Then back along the Broken Road and back into Castleton.

We will supply hot chocolate or maybe a little tipple to warm you up (if you are old enough) or some Strawberries and Pressecco on Mam Tor while we watch the sun go down.

You will have fully qualified mountain leaders with you every step of the way, who are all also qualified first aiders and fully insured for this type activity. There will be 1 leader for every 10 people plus 1 or 2 extra.

Under 18s are welcome to join us if accompanied by parents/ legal guardian.

You will need a good pair of hiking boots or shoes (no trainers), food and drink (the cafe will be closed at this time of night), warm clothing, waterproof over trousers and jacket, hat and gloves (can still be freezing on the summit, even in summer), a head torch for descent and the most important bit, a camera.

More details will be sent closer to the time. If you have any question please get in touch


Please complete the booking form below. Could you please complete a booking form for each person and complete every section. Below the booking form you will find a PayPal button for payments please again choose the correct date from the drop down list. If you don’t have a PayPal account you can still use it and pay by debt card. The cost for each person is £30. Children are welcome (max 2 per paying adult) to come along free of charge but please note that they must be with parent or legal guardian and YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN CHILDREN (see terms and conditions for details).