Posted on

Summer solstice: Revellers flock to road in Manchester that lies on ancient solar pathway

sun_sets _on_america_theridgewoodblog

A RESIDENTIAL street in south Manchester is set to be brimming with solstice revellers today after mapping experts have found it will point exactly in the direction of the sunset on the longest day of the year.

PUBLISHED: 02:32, Sun, Jun 21, 2015 | UPDATED: 10:36, Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Experts say that a section of Claremont Road, Manchester, could have mystical energy after it was found it lie perfectly on an ancient solar pathway.

The street is in exact alignment with the midsummer sunset – just like the prehistoric landmark Stonehenge.

This means the road will be the perfect spot to admire the sun set on the longest day of the year.

A solstice-themed festival will be held in Alexandra Park this weekend, which borders with the road near Whalley Range to celebrate the height of summer.

The event, organised by Alexandra Wildlife Forum, will run a series of solstice-themed activities, including a crash course in mystical practise of water dousing, where sticks and rods are said to be able to detect underground water sources.

Last year mapping expert Dimi Sztanko created a guide to streets in cities around the world which align with the winter and summer solstice sunsets, which listed the south Manchester street.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *