PF North East is a large geographical area stretching from Scotland in the north to Derbyshire in the south and from the east coast to Lancashire. There are five Regions – Northumbria, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire-with-North-Lincs, each one with a Regional Coordinator and at least one Local Coordinator whose main responsibility is making contact with PF members in their area.
There are so many interesting sites throughout this District – monoliths, mounds, turf mazes, stone circles, springs, wells and numerous natural features worthy of a visit – it has been difficult to select just three.
Blakey Topping – a mound on the Yorkshire Wolds
The Devil’s Arrows, large standing stones next to the A1 at Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire.
Ilkley & Rombalds Moor in West Yorkshire – the Twelve Apostles (previously known as the Druidical Dial) stone circle, plus many carved stones eg Badger, Swastika.
Details of the above – and many more – can be found in Julian Cope’s “Modern Antiquarian”.
District & Folk Events:
Most local areas have meetings of some kind, many are held monthly in local pubs or cafes, some are in members’ homes, others are less frequent and might involve walks, picnics or countryside clean-up activities.
We have our own quarterly newsletter/magazine – Northern Oak – published at the Solstices and Equinoxes and sent out to all Associate and Full members. There are also some members who are ‘specialists’ on the different Pagan Paths and others who can help in areas such as dealing with the media, young people or Pagan parents. Twice a year we hold a District Council meeting where views can be aired and ideas shared.
Viking Festival, York – mid-February
Also the National Trust and local Countryside Services put on a variety of walks, talks, fun days and activities throughout the year.
WAKEFIELD:Elementals, a modern moot for modern Pagans is held on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at Henry Boons upstairs function room, near Wakefield Westgate train station.Scheduled talks/workshops start at 8.30pm.Everyone welcome, all opinions valued. FYI visit www.huddsmoot.proboards55.com/index.cgi or phone Krystal on 07719364318
YORK: Kith of the Earthen Star is a corporately-led, nature-loving Pagan group welcoming all who bring positive energies into the Circle. We meet upstairs in the Black Swan, Peaseholme Green, York. We have a SPEAKER MOOT EVERY 2nd MONDAY, 7.30-10pm. Currently usually on Zoom. Sometimes recorded so it can be emailed out to interested people. We also have a SOCIAL MOOT EVERY 4th THURSDAY, 7.30-10pm, again usually Zoom though we hope to try other platforms. We hold intra-moot events online and hold rituals for the 4 “main” Pagan festivals each year and as many of the other 4 as possible. We also sometimes meet for social and ritual events and hold a Summer Camp just outside York. We can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is http://kithoftheearthenstar.co.uk or find us on Facebook.