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We'll mark the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, on 20th June with a stroll through the picturesque Kent countryside, passing by Neolithic sites along the route.

  • 20 Jun 2024
  • 6.30pm to 9.30pm
  • £5
  • Aylesford

We’ll mark the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, on 20th June with a stroll through the picturesque Kent countryside, passing by Neolithic sites along the route.

The summer solstice dates back to the Neolithic era where numerous ancient monuments across Europe, as well as regions in the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas, are strategically aligned with the sunrise or sunset during this celestial event. Our journey begins in Aylesford, winding through farmland and fields until we reach Little Kits Coty and Kits Coty. These ancient sites, dating back to around 4000 BCE, represent the early Neolithic period in British history. After a refreshing break at Kits Coty House, we’ll return to Aylesford, cherishing the beauty and history of our surroundings.

We will be meeting at the Aylesford Bailey Bridge Car Park, Forstal Road, Aylesford, ME20 7AU at 18:15 for a 18:30 prompt start. **Car Parking Charges not included. **

The walk will take approximately 3 hours, will include a stop and will cost £5 per person. The walk will leave on time. However, if you are running slightly late please call us to let us know (you will find our number on the booking confirmation if booked through the website, or message Ian Henderson through Meetup).

Terrain – mixed a reasonably steep incline

Distance – approximately 8 km (5 miles)

Walking time – 3 hours walking (with break at Kits Coty)

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Dogs are welcome as long as they are friendly and will go on a lead when required such as entering fields of livestock.

If we can ask everyone to bring with them:

A – Suitable footwear (strong shoes or boots preferably walking boots no Flip-flops)

B- A waterproof coat (and waterproof trousers?) in case of rain

C – Drinking water and a snack

D – Personal medication (please make me aware in confidence of any medical condition you may have that may affect you in the walk no matter how small)

E- Suitable walking clothing

There might only be ‘natural’ toilets along the way (a bush). ** IMPORTANT ** PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID SYMPTOMS • We do take pictures on our walks for promotional and training purposes. If you do not wish to be in included, please let us know on the day. Cancellation Policy Cancellations made 4 days prior to the event will be given a credit note for a future walk that has to be used within 90 days.

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