The Solstice Stone

Event date:
22nd June 2022
Rothbury Riverside Car Park

Enjoy a mid summer walk, taking a lesser known route from Rothbury taking in Garleig Hill and the intriguing Solstice Stone.

Starting from Rothbury Riverside we climb onto Garleigh Hill before dropping down to Lordenshaw. We then climb towards the Beacon and find the intriguing Solstice Stone. If the sun is out we can see the alignment with the Summer sunset and speculate on the origins of the carved hole. Retracing our steps we pass through the Lordenshaw settlement and see the many Cup and Ring markings, before returning to Rothbury.

Everything you need to know

Duration: 4 hours

Distance: 7 miles

Category: Moderate 4

Find more information to ensure this walk is right for you on our Walking Checklist page here.

Please note - dogs are not permitted on this guided walk.

Starting point (please meet here approximately 10 minutes before the walk start time): Rothbury Riverside Car Park

The car park is on the south side of the river in Rothbury with the entrance about 100m west of the bridge.

OS Grid Ref: NU 057 015

W3W: vanished.buildings.roofs

For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points please note that, particularly in open-country, postcodes cover a large area. Whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.

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