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Name:The Wrekin
Hill number:2843
Height:406.9m / 1335ft
RHB Section:38A: Shropshire
County/UA:Telford and Wrekin (UA)
Catchment:Severn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Current County/UA Top, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,CoU,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 62836 08203
Summit feature:no feature: ground 110m NNE of trig point
Drop:310m
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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Notes:
  • Telford and Wrekin current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 653 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the usual parking area to the north east and followed usual route up, one hour ten for the 2.8mile round trip.WAYNE ROWLETT05/07/2020
3rd tump of 6 on a route from Ironbridge to Wellington, climbing Strethill followed by the long walk to Charlton hill then on road to Upper Longwood then continuing. I took the fp into the conifer plantation then a forest track onto Shropshire Way with very steep pull up to craggy outcrop then pass Trig pillar to true summit. Fantastic views. Descent on main N Easterly route heading for Maddocks hill...Dazingdale15/03/2020
Conveniently happened to be staying at Buckatree Hall Hotel which is right next door so took an early morning hike to the summit. Enjoyed the walk and chatted to some friendly people along the way!Gerry the Ranger21/02/2020
Walked from Wellington via The smaller Ercall..Good break in weather to spend some time over the spectacular views from the top ...very enjoyable and fairly tough walking for a 2.5 hour loop.D SID13/02/2020
#1 of 2020minus273degrees03/01/2020
Was down in Wellington for a wedding and asked the family about good walks in the area. So went up with some of them the following day to clear the hangover. Lovely scenery on a winter's day. Clear views for miles around at the summit.richie_macdonald01/12/2019
Cloudy damp day, ascend from the southern side and descend from the main northern route.brandybordeaux27/11/2019
From CP in the rain, sleet and snow. No view on top.bevandy11409/11/2019
Met LF on her way home from Dorset. Ww walked my usual route on a cloudy afternoon. Spent half-hour at the summit and Needle's Eye rocks until drizzle blew in from Wales obscuring the views. Tea in The Huntsman pub. Then drove to WK.Skip02/09/2019
Early start from the Wrekin CP up the tourist route to the true summit then onto the trig point. Lots of cars in the CP but no one at the summit area? Carried on along the ridge returning along the low level path 5m total.Jephcote8331/08/2019
Climbed during Telford50Lee_MAAT31/08/2019
Second ascentPeteF02/08/2019
Up the usual route from the carpark while travelling to WK to drive LF to MAN. Sunny but hazy day: 50 mins.Skip02/08/2019
Quite a rocky path up this one. Decent views.ironwolf02/08/2019
My first SOTA activation (M7DJN) !heavyhorses17/07/2019
Nice clear day. During SinS orienteeering event - tweaked my hamstring previous day.davechaffey27/05/2019
Walk up from Wellington bus station on a lovely sunny May day, via the road below The Ercall. A steep climb but well worth it for the expansive views. The fort itself (other than the gates) is quite eroded, but you don't need much in the way of ramparts on a hill like this. I left through the southern gate after visiting the Needle's Eye. A steep drop down through the woods then back NE to join a really nicely waymarked path that took me all the way to Telford Town Park, via New Works, Horsehay and Dawley through quiet woods and paths.thesweetcheat21/05/2019
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
Busy, windy day. 40 minutes to the top, 30 minutes down, 5300 steps, 3 miles, 86 stairs, 57 active minsJess B06/05/2019
A stroll up the nearest proper hill to test my legs and use my home made bandpass filter on 2m FM with my handheld radio for a SOTA activation. I packed up sharpish at the summit when thunder was heard. 2 couples were still ascending into a full storm as I went down in the teeming rain.M0YDH24/04/2019
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
Evening walk after work.jmistry8618/02/2019
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
KeithByTheC24/06/2018
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
SRFrank01/12/2017
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