Rooted in the Land – Dawn celebration

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Nick Birds SE Ilkley 2015 (7)Every year we suggest that our companions on these Silent Eye weekends might like to join us to share the dawn. It is a choice… there is no requirement to drag themselves from slumber to gather outside the hotel before sun-up… and every time, they come, making the moment complete. They are a wonderful group of people.

Nick Birds SE Ilkley 2015 (2)To stand above the Cow and Calf looking east at this time of day is always magical. When the dawn rolls back the night and the mists billow in the dale and that first blush of daylight tints the horizon, it is breathtaking. You watch… first the warmth of colour, then the flooding light that spreads over the world… then the sliver of flame that rises, becoming the disc of the sun in a sky of liquid gold.

Nick Birds SE Ilkley 2015 (5)It doesn’t take long… a few more minutes in bed and you would miss the…

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