Mary Webb to write her books and if I can quote from Mary Webb "it was cold in the callow, a spinney of silver birches and larches that topped the hill" from the novel Gone to earth Chapter one.
Now I have set the scene of were we are heading too today which is Bromlow Callow, so what is Bromlow Callow?
Bromlow Callow is a hill topped with a circle of trees which this landmark is very distinctive and for one good reason, is that it was once a navigation add for drovers about 300 years ago heading to the markets the west midlands and of which of course Mary Webb quoted it in her book.
todays walk we started near the small border village of Priest Weston, and the nearby Corndon hill and passing Mitchells fold which is Bronze Age stone circle, which there is a high concentration of Bronze Age Cairns, burial mounds and standing stones and of course stone circles, I have always found this area quite mystical and from here we are three miles from Bromlow Callow and with a small diversion we head onto Stapeley Hills summit Cairn with a elevation of 403m overlooking a specular landscape.
From here the walk is wonderfully waymarked (thank you Shropshire council) all the way to Bromlow Callow on this elevated walk until reaching a minor road we head up the final stretch to the top of Bromlow Callow and enjoy the wonderful views of the flat Plains of Shropshire below, we head over and walk the lane below and around the hill and head back across to Mitchells Fold.
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