We will camp and gather on the track a hundred yards west of the Stones the night before (bring more firewood) until English Heriticage open their gates. The track will probably be closed if and when its full, then parking be provided at their Visitor Centre with a brisk walk to the Stones (or bus ride for the disabled). Again there will be no toilets for overnight stayers despite repeated requests from the people. But dont dig holes in the archeologically sensitive ground – bring a plastic bag.
June Solstice opening will be the evening of Monday 20th June 2016 and Sunrise on Tuesday 21st June – but beware English Heriticage are discussing charging for car parking and banning alcohol, as well as body searches on entry..
September Equinox opening will probably be the morning of September 23rd 2016
English Heriticage will probably open their gates in their fences for free access inside of the Stone circle sometime between 6 – 6.30am on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 (assuming good light and weather conditions).
Do not climb on the Stones unless you are naked.
Bring more drums.
We will be parking and camping in the track west of the Stones the night before – access from the A303 turn left just before the Stones when heading towards Amesbury from the Visitor Centre roundabout (not across the traffic the other way)
English Heriticage will open their gates to carpark and Stones at 7pm on Saturnday. There will be police and sniffer dogs. If you want to get into the Stones before the rush then get there on foot or by public transport. Lots of buses being laid on from Salisbury.
Last year’s solstice evening in the Stones there were loads of people milling about but only one drummer – so please Bring More Drums, and get into the Stones early for live acoustic rave as we’ve been doing for five thousand years !
Access into the Stones through English Heriticage’s fences will be at around 5 a.m. on Saturday 21st March. We’ll meet up in the track the night before (heading east on the A303 turn left just before the Stones).
Unfortunately we all made a mistake at the planning meetings – on Friday 20th March the sun will rise partially eclipsed, and we may have to watch it from outside of their fences. drat. sorry.
At last winter solstice somebody damaged the Stones by splashing them with some kind of oil, and someone else chalked on the HeleStone.
thanks Tash – I’m giggling as I remember that day… the Bach music sort of shows it as clockwork (how different it would be with Clockwork Orange stylee music) – from the moment we set out that morning, andor from whenever the thatcheroids were going to order a police attack – though it was up to all of us, cops and travellers, how we behaved … and it wasnt a battle, cos not one of us, from, the softest greenest liberalest to the hardest criminalisest anarchistest fought back – i could have killed a few foot coppers if i’d driven my bus at them and squashed them into another bus – but not one of us did .
The video seems to be in the correct time order, with the road standoff, then the grass field, and only at the end the escape into the beanfield after I’d surrendered and been hit on the head –
My green mutant bus at 7.05 and 7.06 dicegeorge.com