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Sunsets for the summer solstice

Josh Carter
21st May 2022

Ah, those summer sunsets! It’s one of our favourite things about those balmy summer nights, universally loved and never the same twice. While this summer solstice might not be quite what we imagined, the beauty of the sunset is that you can see them wherever you are. Whether it’s a millennial pink hue or a dazzling golden glow, check out the very best of Hertfordshire's sunsets from our Instagram. If you head out to snap a pic of the sunset this summer solstice, make sure you #RespectProtectEnjoy, and find out more about exploring Hertfordshire here

Hatfield House 

While we're used to the iconic scenes of the House itself or the Old Palace, the parkland makes for a rather splendid way to see the big sky sunsets like this!

Photo by: @lucyswalkabouts

Which direction should you look? Up!

With 13 miles of route to walk or cycle, Letchworth's Greenway certainly has some spots to grab those colourful sunset shots, as proven in this picture!

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Harvest season

Totally iconic in their own right, hay bales make for an interesting scene, but when you add in some golden hues the scene pops alive. Be sure to head out along the paths that dot our countryside fields to grab a similar shot...

Photo by: @laura151

Towering to the sky 

Setting this display up perfectly is Digswell Viaduct which creates a tall spectacle, framing the low sun between its arches. We can't think of a better place to get such a juxtaposition! 

Photo by: @olaole2017

Tring Reservoirs

The first of a few Tring Reservoirs appreciation shots, this photo is one that captures the truly last light of the day and it feels particularly moody - but incredibly rich! 

Photo by: @martin_rance_photography

The 'every tone of pink' sunset

You might have seen this wonderful snap from @grahamcustance a lot across Visit Herts – it’s easy to see why! The gorgeous bubblegum pink sky reflecting over the beautiful Tring reservoir... what’s not to love?

Photo by: @grahamcustance

Perfect purple skies

Swoon! The magical purple skies over Brocket Hall are really something to marvel at. This scene is possibly one of the most captured in the county, we're lucky to have so many photogenic places! 

Photo by: @lastscenephotography

Komorebi (木漏れ日)

What is Komorebi you ask? Well chances are you've seen it many times before! It's the Japanese word for the phenomonenon of "the scattered light that filters through when sunlight is behind trees." Best enjoyed at sunset!

Photo by: @boblastphotography

Drone Shot

If you spend any time over on our Instagram (and you really should, @visithertsuk!) then you'll know we're partial to a drone shot. Can you blame us? It allows us to see the full spectrum of colours across our skies. This snap over Hertford shows us that you can see the beautiful colours of the sky from your own window this summer solstice too.

Photo by: @366daysofphotography

Sunset seekers

Our streets are a little greener than most in Hertfordshire, so when you're out searching for the sunset in our glorious stretching countryside, you might even meet a furry friend or two along the way!

Photo by: @lewissellers_photography_uk

Orange skies

Fire skies from Tring are really lighting up our Instagram feeds, if you'll excuse the pun! We're so happy that people get out there and capture these amazing skies for us all to see. 

Peachy pinks

Peachy pink skies and a bit of evening mist over the great outdoors in Stevenage makes for the perfect Instagram shot! Or if you're lucky enough... to enjoy in real life too!

Photo by: @csearsphotography

Peaceful countryside evenings

Soaring over the beautiful sunset views of Ware... What's not to like? With so many colours popping at sunset like this, remember to take pictures and tag us - we love them! 

Photo by: @highflyingdroneshots


Reflecting on sunsets

Reflections are always a good thing - for life, and for sunsets! This snap by @markwest85 really takes our breath away. 

Photo by: @markwest85

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