Winter Solstice

Watching the sun rise

The second annual WINTER SOLSTICE BREAKFAST RUN to the Miller’s Grave, Midgley Moor took place on Thursday 21 December 2017. A group of over 40 runners, plus a few walkers and at least five dogs set off in the dark and returned in the light to enjoy breakfast together, in an event organised & run (in both senses of the word) by CVFR’s Tamsin & Jim Cooke.

Millers Grave – Smithie’s found it”

This five mile run, with approximately 1000ft climb, started at the top of the 100 steps at 7am and can be followed clockwise on the map in the photograph – culminating in watching the sun rise (8 :24am this year) over Miller’s grave up on the fells. Despite the foggy weather this year meaning the intrepid runners missed out on the glorious sunrises seen last year, everyone nonetheless agreed that it had been lots of fun & a great way to start the day. The event was part of fund raising for the Co-op Foundation, which is supporting youth projects that tackle loneliness. To donate visit

Jocasta Fletcher’s Strava ‘memory’:

Chris Goddard’s blog from last year:

– Calder Valley News Reporter: Catherine Jones