Temperatures may have tumbled, but High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers have just the excuse for you to get outside.
On Tuesday, December 21, ranger Saranne Bish will take people for a walk from Kingsteps Beach in Nairn at dawn to greet the winter solstice and welcome the return of the sun.
Saranne said: “There is so much joy to be had getting up before the rest of the world and heading out to watch the return of the sun after the longest night.
“Our ancestors celebrated the return of the sun at some magical places such as Stonehenge in England, Callanish on Lewis, Newgrange in Ireland and Maeshowe on Orkney.
“They used incredibly sophisticated techniques to accurately forecast when the winter solstice actually was.”
The walk, between 7am and 10am, is suitable for families but no unaccompanied children. Walkers are advised to dress up warm and a fire and hot drinks will be provided.
High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers run public events and guided walks throughout the Highlands aiming to raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife, and heritage.