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The Wrekin

Telford, England
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Telford
Type: Hiking Trails
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Preston, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Wrekin and the Ercall are two hills close to Wellington, Shropshire. The walk up the Wrekin is by a well maintained path and is a relatively easy hill walk providing magnificent views from the summit. There are plenty of walkers sharing the view, evidenced by all the cars in the car park and lining the approach rod. By contrast,... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

No matter what the weather the Wrekin gives you something to remember and a good workout too! Takes about 60 minutes from top to bottom if you follow the easy track past halfway house (ironically 3rd of the way up) some bits are quite steep - you might want to take a walking stick/cane if you need to steady yourself.... More

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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We love walking the Wrekin as a family, its a lovely steady climb, and the views are spectacular at the top. Nice for a picnic at the top.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A great way to exercise in the freshest of air. Following the main path to the top is a delightful,moderate ,uphill walk.A break for a drink at the newly purchased Halfway House,will lessen the strain,with a peaceful rest,before the final assent! ,or be sure to take a drink or enjoy a picnic ,while taking in the panoramic views from the... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The highest point on the North Shropshire plain. Travel due east and you will not find higher ground until you reach the Urals. Quite a mystical experience in the mists and well worth a visit is this volcanic remnant.

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Norfolk
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fabulous forested hill with great walks. Wonderful views but roads very narrow which was a problem at times.

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Bit of a climb but wow the views are really special. Take a pair of binoculars to get the most out of the experience!

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england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The walk up to the top of the Wrekin is very steep so be forewarned. Once up on clear day you can see for miles which made the huffing and puffing worth it

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good extinct volcano on the Shropshire plain. A demanding climb; marvellous views from the top. The needle's eye is worth a look.

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Market Harborough
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Staying at the excellent Buckatree Hotel at the foot of the Wrekin we explored the many circular walks that can be planned. Undoubtedly the Wrekin itself is a good workout and their are many paths and ways to the top, though the main route is obvious and has the advantage of having a little cafe selling drinks and ice creams... More

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