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Bredon Hill is a hill in Worcestershire, south-west of Evesham in the Vale of Evesham.The summit of the hill is in the parish of Kemerton and it extends over parts of eight other parishes (listed below). The hill is geologically part of the Cotswolds and lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, although as the result of erosion over millions of years it now stands isolated.

There are currently more than 90 designated Local Geological Sites in Worcestershire, covering a number of the rock types and landscape features to be found (See Local Geology section). New sites are being surveyed and proposed for designated on a regular basis, so the list below will continue to grow.

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On this overcast day 19 enthusiastic, but bleary eyed walkers, congregated early in Kemerton ready to tackle the planned 10 mile walk. We commenced a steady climb up Bredon Hill. This is the same track that Christians use to this day, to carry a wooden cross at Easter time. On the way up we passed the King and Queen stones.Bredon Hill (Overbury, Bredon Hill, Ashton-under-Hill, Grafton);. Halfway up, hidden amongst shrubs and trees, are the King and Queen Stones, though I counted at least three separate ones. They are said to have healing properties so I touched the zip of my old and favourite fleece jacket against them as the fastening has become temperamental.Bredon Hill is a hill in Worcestershire, England, south-west of Evesham in the Vale of Evesham. The summit of the hill is in the parish of Kemerton, and it extends over parts of eight other parishes (listed below). The hill is geologically part of the Cotswolds and lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. However, as the result of erosion over millions of years, it now.


Set on the slopes of Bredon Hill in a truly idyllic and tranquil location, Field Cottage is a picture-book stone thatched cottage with many period features. Enjoying beautiful views, the chance to spot deer and other varied wildlife, and surrounded by superb walking country, it is situated on the edge of the charming village of Elmley Castle in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Bredon Hill is dotted with standing stones, it has three Iron Age forts, Norman castle remains, a holy well, a disappeared cave and a folly. Of these, the remains of earthworks from an Iron Age hill fort, Kemerton.

Towards the King and Queen Stones. Follow the track downhill towards Task 11 site at the King and Queen Stones. The stones can be well hidden downslope in the wooded area to the right of the path. Task 10 question. What triggers landslips on Bredon Hill? a) Earthquakes b) Limestone dissolving c) Heavy traffic on the M5 d) Water in the clay.

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Bredon Hill is a hill in Worcestershire, England, south-west of Evesham in the Vale of Evesham. The summit of the hill is in the parish of Kemerton, and it extends over parts of eight other parishes (listed below). The hill is geologically part of the Cotswolds and lies within the Cotswolds Area of.

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SO9438: The King and Queen Stones, Bredon Hill The King and Queen Stones, Bredon Hill The King and Queen Stones are rock outcrops on Bredon Hill. According to legend if you pass between the stones your illness will be cured.

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From the 15th to the 18th century the leets were held at Swinesherd in the parish of St. Peter, at Radford Bridge in Alvechurch, at Hill and Moor in Fladbury, at Vernysyche near Pickt Oak, and at Bredon Hill at two large stones on the Hill called the King and Queen, at Rye Elm, and at Stoke Hill.

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To me Bredon Hill is the epitome of our beloved English countryside at its best. Here are beechwoods (now skeletal in their winter bareness) clinging to the steep slopes; there are remote farmsteads and the stone butter-hued houses and cottages clustered in the villages sheltered in the vales.

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Bredon Hill 'still feels very alive'; the hillfort at its summit (Baenintes burh in a boundary charter of 779) inspired a thirteenth century landowner to build a chapel to St Catherine and an eighteenth century one to erect a folly, not to mention being the site of a beacon, a stone that goes to drink and is ritually visited on Good Friday, Druidical caves and a curious witchcraft legend (16.

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After passing the King and Queen Stones, we were soon meandering through Warren Wood with shafts of sunshine playing through the canopy. At the end of the wood is The Drop. Instead of carrying on to Bredon Tower, where we had lunch in the gale yesterday, we turned sharp left downhill very steeply. Not for the less experienced!

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The King and Queen Stones are rock outcrops on Bredon Hill. According to legend if you pass between the stones your illness will be cured.

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Old Queen Bess gladly traded certain manors to the See of Worcester that she might obtain Bredon, and antique courts-leet - even the inquest into the death of Maud, Dowager Countess of Warwick, in 1301 - were held before the King and Queen Stones in misty years long gone, the stones lustrated and whitewashed before the law-deemings began.

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Bredon Hill has Parson’s Folly at the summit, there used to be a cave there, the Bambury Stone sits within the Iron Age fort at the top, there is a holy well beneath the summit and there is a henge monument within half a mile of the Swan’s Neck.

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