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Name:The Wrekin
Hill number:2843
Height:406.9m / 1335ft
RHB Section:38A: Shropshire
County/UA:Telford and Wrekin (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Current County/UA Top, Clem
Grid ref:SJ 62836 08203
Summit feature:no feature: ground 110m NNE of trig point
Col:97m  SJ811210  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 127
(1:25k) 242
Observations:summit is 0.1m higher than ground by trig point
Survey:Trimble GeoXH 6000
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  • Telford and Wrekin current county/UA top

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Solo up the usual route from the carpark while on the way home from WK. A hazy sunny morning with a bit of low cloud at the summit: 52 minsSkip20/05/2019
15 minutes to park!! Nice walk up tourist route. 50 minutes round trip then off to see my cousin and then Ellesmere Rangers Vs Sandbach. 2-0 to Ellesmere. A great day.Longwojo06/04/2019
Same again ... solo on the way home from WK. Walked up from the carpark at midday on a breezy day. Didn't stop at summit; time 54 mins.Skip11/03/2019
Tourist route. Lots of tourists.David Evans16/02/2019
Sunset evening hikeSockpan10/02/2019
With E. Late afternoon walk from The Wrekin car park along Shropshire Way past Halfway House, Hell Gate, Heaven Gate and to viewpoint plinth, trig point then true summit. Low cloud once at Halfway House meant no views at all. Return same route.Beeliner05/02/2019
Pre winter skills walkpdhancock03/02/2019
Another solo walk on the way home from WK. From the usual carpark on a hazy chill morning. Pushed on a bit, total 55 mins, no stop at summit.Skip21/01/2019
As part of the Telford 50MichaelF12/01/2019
A solo walk up the usual route from the carpark while passing on my home from WK. A very sunny morning, hazy views, cloud inversion effect in the gorge. Total 65 mins including 5 mins at summit.Skip02/01/2019
Followed tourist route to summit. Great viewsRamblingpaul07/12/2018
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: I'm sure this trig would get 10/10 in daylight. Parked at N52° 40.790' W2° 32.188' and very surprised to see so many cars still parked as it was getting dark by now. Headed up the track which is very good and also surprised to see people joining us this late. Didn't take too long to get to the trigpoint, passing the mast on the way, sadly didn't bag the 3rd item (TP8532 - Warning Light Hill) , it was late and cold and I hadn't done enough research, so guess one day I might see the view. Looks like given the route we almost walked over the surface block! Also looks like the block sits at the summit (SJ 62836 08203).thejackrustles23/11/2018
A bit murky but very mild. No views.Play2End15/11/2018
With Sonja, usual route from the carpark. Warm, light breeze, views very hazy.Skip10/10/2018
Great views this evening. Very popular hill.berksbantam24/09/2018
Tourist route. Extremely busy, owing to school walk but good to see youngsters out getting some fresh air and exercise - and even enjoying it!Wycombe Wanderer09/09/2018
With Corrine and ErnieNottsOutdoorLad18/08/2018
Walked over high point on the way to the trig. With Clare, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave05/08/2018
With Denskyemumbler09/07/2018
1/7 today. Early morning ascent from normal car park and up path. Hill very busy but most folk went to the trig instead of the true summit near the bolt. I went to both summit and trig.assynt_bob04/05/2018
Parked in car park at bottom of hill. Great mural of OS map of local area on wall of car park. Challenging constant cl8mb to peak. Amazing views.Hippy7731/03/2018
Walked up from the car park 3rd marlyn of day. Good views but not fantasticNozzer23/02/2018
As others from parking to NE, up the track. Ascent and run in the dark....strangely busy hill (innocently so), track to trig helps and a short bypass to main high point.N.Morters26/11/2017
1/2 M from cp NE up motorway track great hill.robertphillips18/10/2017
Walked on my own, weather good and mild. GPS stopped working.steveh74uk27/09/2017
From Forest Glen car parks up ridge. Very busy even on a Friday. Despite the people we saw two deer cross the ridge near the summitAlanD22/09/2017
With K by usual tourist trail.Ashley09/09/2017
15 mile circular walk from The Plough Inn in Allscott with North West Social Hikers. The Wrekin and The Ercall. Beautiful sunny late summers day.Lazylizzie12/08/2017
From the car park up the wide main path. We passed the halfway cottage where we had ice creams on the way down. The track was easy to follow to the top. We visited the high point and the trig/observation point. Views were far reaching across half England and Wales. The Berwyns looked close and the Malvern were clear. The weather was breezy and sunny. Cracking viewpoint and isabelle and Ameli enjoyed it as it was quite busy. We saw a few Great Tits Swallows and finches. It did take us 1hour 50 mins due to the stop on the way down for just under 3 miles.isabelle04/08/2017
From the usual car park to the NE with Shaky & Smithy. Encountered a bizarre cross-section of humanity from serious(?) walkers to hoodies playing rap on their phones while smoking dubious substances to motorised buggies to prams... Great viewpoint though. Headed on SW where it was much quieter to col below Little Hill & then followed paths back round N side of the hill to return to the car park. Doubt that the hoodies made it to the top somehow.NotReallyABagger24/07/2017
Warm day, nice walk up with the family.RoguePulsar01/07/2017
From car park to NE. Very busy hill even midweek. Summit is not trigNormanW14/06/2017
Lovely views from up here all around, and a nice white trigpoint. I also stood where there used to be a warning light.Alancache25/05/2017
Took the family here for a walk, the kids with us managed it fine. The Wrekin is the choice of Hill for Brummies and ChaVs, as evidenced by a gang of youths cycling up the hill blaring music and a large family pushing pushchairs up!tumpawumpa21/04/2017
10th top of the day, a pleasant stroll from the car park and my completion of the Telford UA, having never been up here before. Good views all round to distant hills. Popular with locals. Visited trig and HP.PeterD18/04/2017
Walked up The Wrekin on a day out with Hannah., Started from the usual carpark. Hazy but sunny, cool wind.Skip11/04/2017
A short afternoon stroll on the way to Clun in perfect weather. Straight up the short cut from the car park, onto the main path, over the top, down the other side (very quiet, much better, and great views) and back through the woods.Gill24/03/2017
Short walk up from the car park o the NE. Lots of Sunday Walkers out & about. Wife was meantime doing the last ever Tough Guy event...DanMaisieBex29/01/2017
Round walk to celebrate 26th birthdayjontynorris02/01/2017
From CP at SJ 634093 went up and around the cliff to top of St Lawrence's hill then over a fence and steeply down to the Shropshire way. Followed this around the quarry to the top of The Ercall. Went down to the road and along the B/W towards Maddock's hill went past the quarry and walked around the field edge to the top. Very easy. Followed quarry edge back to B/W which was ok at this time of year then over road and through woods on various tracks to the main path up to the Wrekin. Great area well worth wandering around for a few hours.mart079718/12/2016
From quarry car park on a lovely,sunny morning,snow at summit,lovely views all around.mad max18/11/2016
My SOTA Mountain Goat Activation [1000 points] with my family, Dad, Alastair, Allan, Matt, Gerald, Val and Sue. 4 more SOTA activators came to the summit to celebrate the occasion as a surprise! Just fabulous. We had an excellent buffet lunch in the Huntsman in Little Wenlock afterwards.M0YDH29/10/2016
Afternoon stroll from the car park. Really good visibility from the top. We convinced ourselves we could make out the Snowdon Range and when the sun lit up the northern horizon we were convinced we could make out the sea.Bernard27/10/2016
An afternoon stroll - all uphill of course! Great views from the top.SarahS27/10/2016
With Jo, top and trig plus surface block using footpaths from road to the northeast. Weather; clear on top, but mist in the valleys spoiled the view.amblerbob22/10/2016
From main car park. Summit was above the fog. Just like a big hill!hillsman11/10/2016
Started from Main Car park between Little Wenlock and Wellington - Main path (busy)- via Hell Gate & Heaven Gate to gain summit & trig. Know why its so busy now views extensive and amazing 360 degrees.briandavies09/10/2016
From car park at foot the Wrekin. Followed main path to top. Excellent views over much of Shropshire.muzza229/08/2016