Trio of Reservoirs Part 3: Three Reservoirs - One Solstice
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A Summer Solstice Spectacular Walking and Picnic Event
Welcome to Part III of ‘A Trio of Reservoir Walks’ ! The final walk in this series of OutdoorLads walks will take us around all three large reservoirs: Entwistle, Wayoh and Jumbles. A perfect way to celebrate on the day of the summer solstice with a great picnic and a good olde' leg stretcher.
There will be a mixture of terrains starting with a relatively leisurely flat walk around Entwistle, before the more challenging Wayoh and Jumbles, being completed in one lengthy loop.
We will stop off for a short while to enjoy Jumbles and have a picnic. There will also be time for coffee breaks and photo opportunities throughout the day.
After passing the water plantation on Wayoh on our home stretch, we will walk along the hillside paths – uphill, before reaching the final stretch of the walk which takes us back via the ‘Strawbury Duck’ country inn, and down back to the car park. The Strawbury Duck is approx. 5-10 mins from the car park.
This is a dog-friendly walk so please bring your pooches along.
Please message me if you have any questions prior to the event.
All photos taken by Andrew Jackson
The June Solstice
In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice (aka summer solstice) occurs when the Sun reaches its highest and northernmost points in the sky. This event marks the start of summer in the northern half of the globe. (In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the opposite: the June solstice marks the start of winter, when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky.)
When Is the Summer Solstice?
In 2021, the June solstice is Sunday, June 20, at 11:32 P.M. EDT. This date marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring when Earth arrives at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt (about 23.5 degrees) toward the Sun, resulting in the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year. (By longest “day,” we mean the longest period of sunlight.) At the June solstice, the Northern Hemisphere receives sunlight at the most direct angle of the year.
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What to bring
Water/bladder - 1.5 to 2 litres
Boots: Breathable walking shoes. Preferably waterproof for any wet/muddy areas.
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and drier
Socks: A good walking sock to protect your feet
Layered clothing: Interchangeable base and mid-layer/outer layer recommended for this time of year
Trousers: A pair of walking trousers over jeans and shorts etc. due to changes in weather and consider a breathable fabric where possible.
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Walking pole/s if preferred
Sun cream may also be required given time of year
Medication if necessary
You may wish to bring along your camera to take some snaps of this beautiful area.
Food & drink
A packed lunch/picnic will be required. We will be stopping on Jumbles to enjoy a summer solstace picnic.
You may also wish to bring an energy bar or protein snack/drink/fruit.