Wassail means ‘be healthy’ or ‘be whole’, hale and hearty’. Wassailing the trees in the orchard is an ancient custom to wake them up from their winter sleep and bring a bountiful crop of fruit in season. Recognising the importance of our relationship to nature, this family event toasts a chosen apple tree with an offering of cider, making much noise by all present, then shares the wassail bowl. Dress according to weather, bring a torch and snacks if you wish, there are plenty of seats and benches to sit on, and lawns if you bring a rug.
This series of 8 seasonal gatherings are an opportunity to explore and deepen awareness of earth-centred spiritual heritage, symbolically celebrating the wheel of the year, independently facilitated by local members of druids.
Admission free – donations appreciated. Parking for this event is in the Top-up Car-park shared with Dilston Scouts – directions.