The Wrekin from near Cluddley
Shropshire Hills Walk
Region - Shropshire Hills
County/Area - Shropshire
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km Ascent - 820 feet / 248 metres
Time - 2 hours 20 minutes Grade - easy/mod
|Ordnance Survey Explorer 242
|Anquet OS Explorer 242
|Ordnance Survey Landranger 127
|Anquet OS Landranger 127
Walk Route Description
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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.
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. To return to the start simply retrace your steps.
Other walks nearby
|Outwoods & Beffcote
|Aqualate Mere & Sutton
|Wenlock Edge & Broadstone from Wilderhope Manor
|Caer Caradoc, Hope Bowdler & Willstone Hills
|Aqualate Mere & Forton
|Norbury Junction Circular
|Norbury Junction, Gnosall & Aqualate Mere
|Weston, Lee Brockhurst and Stanton
|The Clee Hills from near Cleobury North
Recommended Books & eBooks
Hillwalking in Shropshire
Guidebook to 32 walking routes in Shropshire in the West Midlands. The routes range from 3 miles (5km) to 12 miles (19km), taking in highlights such as The Wrekin, Wenlock Edge, Long Mynd and Stiperstones, Castle Ring and Bury Ditches. Many routes start near delightful towns and villages including Church Stretton, Ludlow and Bishops Castle.