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Round and over The Wrekin


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A pleasant walk on mainly fields woodland and paths, with a couple of short stretches on relatively quiet roads.The view from the Wrekin Trg point is 360 degrees with views of the Welsh Hills and Shropshire Hills most prominent. Fingers crossed for a clear day!!

Blue+

24 September 2023

No dogs allowed

When we leave the car park we walk NE towards the motorway before we turn S/SW through the golf course. We continue to follow the footpath as we skirt around the base of the Wrekin Hill through woodland and open farmland. When we reach the edge of Wenlock Wood, we ascend into Spout Lane Plantation and make our way towards the base of Little Hill. The climb up Little Hill and Needle’s Eye leading us to the trig point and the hill fort is steep. There are loose stones underfoot which can be slippery. At the summit there is a spectacular 360-degree view on a good day. The descent is gradual until we meet Lawrence Hill and The Ercall where we climb again to the car park.

Terrain:
Good paths but stoney and somewhat slippery on the main ascent up to the Wrekin via the Little Hill. Very good path along the length of the Wrekin ridge and on the route down.
Map/Area:
OS Explorer 242
Starting Point:
Ercall Lane car park, Little Wenlock TF1 2ER (Free Parking) GR SJ645101
What3Words:
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Walk Starts:
10:00
Walk Finishes:
15:30
Distance:
12.3km
Ascent:
650m
Highest Point:
435m The Wrekin

Safety

Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.


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