Books and Stories



Enter the world of Tumblestone Hollow in the wonderful books about Tumblestone Hollow and the people that live written by best-selling author Amy Sparkes and illustrated by Steve Pearce.

The first book, ‘The Legend of Tumblestone Hollow’, is a picture and story book centred around a character called Obsidian – who saves magical stones from harmful shadows, planting them hidden from view, by an ancient Field Maple tree within the beautiful valley of Stonor Park.

The story is centred around the stone circle at Stonor Park which has been a feature within its grounds long before the house was built 850 years ago. These stones were, before the end of the Ice age, part of a stone cap which was crushed by the weight of melting ice, causing the larger stones to tumble down to the valley where they still lie.

Amy is currently writing the second book which is due to be published very soon!

Books can be purchased at the Visitor Centre at Stonor, in advance via our ticketing website for collection at Stonor and soon from Amazon.

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Detailed Instructions

Conveniently located between the M4 (J8/9) and M40 (J6) in south Oxfordshire, Drover’s Hill is a 10-minute drive from Henley, an hour from London, 40 minutes from Oxford and Heathrow and half an hour from Reading. The nearest station is Henley-on-Thames and there are taxis are available there.

You’ll find Drover’s Hill at Stonor on Coxlease Lane, between Fawley Bottom and Southend. Please use postcode RG9 6JL or mondays.wolves.noun on what3words, and remember that the hill can’t be accessed from the main entrance to Stonor Park.

If you’re approaching from the east on the M40 motorway, please ignore your sat nav if it tells you to exit at Junction 4 or 5 - this will add up to an hour to your journey. Please only exit at Junction 6

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