This Shropshire walk takes the direct approach to the summit of the Wrekin near Telford. The views are good especially on clear days and it makes a perfect half day walk.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) The start is the car park (Grid ref. SJ638092) on the minor road leading from Junction 7 of the M54 to the village of Little Wenlock. After parking cross the road and take the footpath that bears left in front of the derelict toilet block. Climbing gently the path turns south-west to reach a junction (Grid ref. SJ637088). Turn right here and continue climbing past the cafe and through a gate. The wide path (or track) turns through 180 degrees and continues climbing along the main ridge. Passing a radio tower, the topograph and trig point come into view. It is from these that the best views can be had.
(1) To return to the start simply retrace your steps(D/A).
D : mi 0 - alt. 581ft
1 : mi 1.26 - alt. 1276ft - The Wrekin
A : mi 2.35 - alt. 702ft
Of volcanic origins the Wrekin is one of a string of hills stretching from Telford south to Church Stretton near the Long Mynd. The Wrekin has close associations with the surrounding area and dominates the landscape around the modern town of Telford. This direct approach is a straightforward half day walk and offers a grandstand view of the surrounding countryside over a wide area. On a clear day the view extends as far north as Jodrell Bank with the Welsh mountains filling the skyline to the west. In good weather the route can be busy and parking can be very limited.
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An ascent of the Wrekin, near Telford, makes an excellent half day walk. This route offers good views over the Shropshire countryside. It must be noted that there are two short but steep sections of ascent onto the main ridge but the views are outstanding on a clear day and worth the effort.
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