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A most mysterious sham megalithic site with magnificent views

The Four Stones can be found at the top of the Clent hills and appear to be a megalithic site from prehistory.   With magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and seemingly aligned with the setting sun they exude an aura of ancient mystery.  It therefore comes as a surprise when people find out that that this mystical site was actually erected around 1763 by workers of the eccentric landowner – George, Lord Lyttleton of Hagley Hall.

The real wonders of the four stones are the exceptional vistas of the Worcestershire countryside including The Malvern Hills, Clee Hill, and the sham castle of Hagley Hall nestled in the valley below.  A nearby toposcope identifies all the points of interest. The Clent Hills are just north of the town Bromsgrove and encompass an area of around 400 acres.

It is a steep walk to reach the Four Stones and sensible footwear is recommended as the paths are largely made of compressed earth and can get both muddy and slippery.  There are three carparks nearby.  The closest is to the east of the hill on St Kenehelm’s Pass Lane but this is also the steepest approach.


Adam’s Hill (Road), Clent, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England – DY9 9PS


Sat Nav Postcode: DY9 9PS
(Please note that the Four Stones are located 1km northeast of this location up a fairly steep hill.)
Sat Nav Postcode Parking: DY9 9PS

Q Where's the best place to park?

The Four Stones Folly is located at the top of Clent Hills and can be accessed from a number of official and unofficial carparks. These are:
- Adams Hill Car Park : Sat Nav Post Code DY9 9PS (best)
- Nimmings Wood Car Park : Hagley Lane, Sat Nav Post Code B62 0NL (National Trust)
- St Kenehelm's Pass Layby Parking (unsecured): St Kenehelm's Pass Lane. Sat Nav Post Code DY9 9PE (Please note that the actual St Kenehelm's Pass Layby Parking is 900 metres northeast along the road from where the most Sat Nav's will take you.)

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