GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle

2 miles (3.8 km)

Visit this fascinatingBronze Age stonecircle and enjoy a hike across Stapeley Common and Stapeley Hill, on this lovely circular walk on the Wales - England border. It's a very beautiful and atmospheric area with the ancient stones surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Shropshire Hills AONB.
You can start the walk from the parking area near the stones and cross the dry heathland to the site. The site originally consisted of 30 stones, of which 15 now remain. The surviving stones range in height from just 10 inches to 6feet 3inches (1.91metres), standing in an ellipse 89feet by 82feet (27 metresby 25metres). After exploring the site you can continue your walk by climbing to Stapeley Hill. Along the way there are fabulous views over the surrounding hills and countryside from the high points.
The climb to Corndon Hill starts from the same location. You can follow tracks south to climb the hill which straddles the border with Wales. It's a great viewpoint with stunning views across the Welsh Mountains and Shropshire Hills.
The long distance Bishop's Castle Ring also passes the stone circle. You can pick it up to explore the area surrounding the market town which lies just to the south.

Postcode

SY15 6DE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Mitchells Fold - geograph.org.uk - 558529

Mitchells Fold from afar. Stone circle on a flattish common beneath Corndon Hill.

Part of Mitchell's Fold, stone circle - geograph.org.uk - 1564742

Part of Mitchell's Fold, stone circle

Part of Mitchell's Fold, stone circle - geograph.org.uk - 1564730

Close up of the stones

View from Stapeley to Priest Weston - geograph.org.uk - 2743540

View from Stapeley to Priest Weston. This is a view from a footpath located just south east of the stone circle.

Sheep on Stapeley Common - geograph.org.uk - 532177

Sheep on Stapeley Common. The fenced off fields around Lower Stapeley Farm on the eastern slopes of the Common all seem to have their fences on top of a low bank, possibly originally a wall?

Corndon Hill from Stapeley - geograph.org.uk - 2207892

Corndon Hill in the winter snow. Taken from Stapeley

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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