Thursday Walk: Wrekin and The Ercall
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Starting at 10 am from the Lawrence Hill Car park SJ637094 the walk s about 9.5 miles with about 2000ft ascent. Max Height 407m.
POSTCODE: TF6 5AL
Unfortunately the steepest climb (not too long) is about 3 miles from the end.
The views from both hils are fantastic (weather permitting) and The Wrekin was described in a Guardian newspaper feature, they quote: "You feel like you are on the roof of the Midlands, and the 360-degree view from the summit of the Wrekin, complete with circular toposcope, is breathtaking, said to take in no less than 17 counties. In clear conditions, you should be able to make out the blue outline of the Malvern Hills 40 miles to the south; the neighbouring Shropshire summits of the Clee Hills, wooded Wenlock Edge and the long whaleback of the Long Mynd, fronted by the shark's tooth of Caer Caradoc to the south west; and the misty shapes of the Berwyns, the first hills of Wales, filling the western horizon 30 miles away. Nearer at hand, due south, are the smoking cooling towers and chimney at Buildwas, which stand at the entrance to the Severn Gorge; Coalbrookdale and Iron Bridge, birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, are just downstream"