To celebrate the Queen's jubilee around 3000 beacons (and counting) are to be lit across Britain and parts of the Commonwealth on the 4th of June at around 10:30pm. These places include towns and cities plus 60 beacons along Hadrian's Wall.  

Diamond Jubilee Beacons
© Queen's Diamond Jubilee
However, possibly the most exciting prospect for us is that beacons are going to be lit on the UK's four highest mountains for various charities. These mountains and their charities are Ben Nevis (4409ft): Help for Heroes; Mount Snowdon (3560ft): Walking with the Wounded; Scafell Pike (3209ft): Cancer Research UK and Slieve Donard (2789ft). 

Beacons have been used for centuries for communication and have been used for many celebrations. Such celebrations include: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897 and in 1977 and 2002 for the Queen's silver and gold jubilees.

To register your own event visit the official beacon website (maybe you could register for a mountain or hill near you). Visit their website after the 1st of May to find out precise times for when beacons will be lit. I for one will attempt to be in Fort William on the 4th. How will you join in the celebrations? Comment below! 

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