Maiden Castle is one of the largest Iron Age hillforts in Europe. Its huge ramparts once gave shelter and safety to hundreds of residents, with archaeological evidence revealing a Roman temple built in the 4th century CE and Neolithic enclosure from about 3500 BCE.
Forming a bridge across 5000 years of history, over 500 Lumenators from Dorset and beyond came together as one community. There was dancing and making, creativity and learning. Then, as the midsummer sun began to set, they processed through Maiden Castle’s multiple ramparts, gathering near an ancient dewpond to celebrate this extraordinary landscape.