These photos were taken at the Bronze Age stone circle of Mitchell’s Fold, up in the South Shropshire hills. It seems isolated now, but four thousand years ago there was much human activity in these uplands. There are the remains of field systems from this era as well as burial cairns and other stone monuments. In more recent times this stone circle has been associated with the legend of a wicked witch called Mitchell. She is reputed to be entrapped within the stones. You can read more of this story at Witch-catching in the Shropshire Wilds.
copyright 2014 Tish Farrell
With thanks to Cee for her brilliant challenges, and to Graham for the use of his photos.
12 thoughts on “Far away in black and white in the Shropshire Hills”
My favorite stone circle was Maiden Circle. A small, personal stone circle, just big enough for a local group to gather. I love the old things 🙂
Truly beautiful photos, Tish. Graham has a good eye!
Thanks, Ark. That’ll please him.
It looks like a lonely barren and haunted places. Those places where witches were killed often feel really strange – maybe the witch, or herbalist/healer depending on your perspective, still wanders there seeking solace
I wouldn’t be at all surprised, Suzanne. There are amazing views across Wales from the stones, which gives you the impression of standing in a very high place, even though it isn’t really.
What a stunning capture, Tish! Great perspective.
Gorgeous, Tish/Graham. 🙂
We take a simultaneous bow, Janet. Thank you.
Just bought the Kindle book on Amazon. 🙂
You are sweet. Hope you enjoy it now you’ve got it 🙂
Haunting and evocative images, Tish.
Thank you, Lynne. It is a very strange place, but especially so in winter.