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.
I am in search of artistic creations inspired by 1st June 1985. If anyone can contribute that would be fantastic. The search is part of a University project. Again all help greatly appreciated.
A Memorial Gathering is being held for Tim Sebastian, Chosen Chief of The Secular Order of Druids and late Archdruid of Wiltshire who left us seven years ago on 1st Feb 2007.
The Assembly Rooms Glastonbury have been booked for the evening of 7th Feb. 7.30pm for 8.00pm. Can you please circulate this info. The Bards of Ynys Witrin do hope all of the S.O.Ds, friends and allies will be able to come.. Magic Hat on the door. Bring what you would like to find there..