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Fri, 22 Dec


Lumb Carr Road Car Park, Holcombe

Winter Solstice Hike

An adventure to watch the sun rise on the Winter Solstice.

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Winter Solstice Hike
Winter Solstice Hike

Time & Location

22 Dec 2023, 07:30

Lumb Carr Road Car Park, Holcombe, Lumb Carr Rd, Holcombe, Bury BL8 4NN, UK

About the Event

Enjoy the sun rise on the shortest day of the year - celebrating this year's Winter Solstice. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • Dogs are welcome: However please keep them on a lead no more than 2m in length at all times.
  • The route: Appriximately 4 miles in length and typically involves around 280m / 920 feet of ascent, some of which may be considered steep. The route encompasses a variety of footpath and bridleway, both rocky and muddy, and moorland which can be wet and boggy.
  • The Sunnywood Project strives to be a Leave No Trace organisation: We ask that, as best we can, we leave only footprints. Do not drop any litter – anyone caught doing so will not be welcome back on a Sunnywood Project event.
  • Start time and duration: We will set off at 07:45am aiming to reach a perfect view spot to pause and admire the solstice sunrise at 08.24am The event typically takes around 2hrs depending on pace and enjoyment

What to bring:

  • Ensure you are dressed for the forecast weather for the event - Please check before arrival and ensure you are dressed appropriately
  • Sturdy footwear such as hiking boots or walking shoes
  • Layers – The temperature will reduce as the event proceeds and can be 2-3°C different on top of the moors
  • Please ensure you bring a waterproof outer layer, top and bottoms
  • Snacks and water for the duration
  • Hiking poles are optional
  • Fully charged phone
  • We recommend having the OS Locate and What3Words Apps installed

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