The Wrekin

The Wrekin

About The Wrekin

For outdoor enthusiasts, the Wrekin offers a haven of walking trails that cater to varying levels of fitness. The most popular route is the Wrekin Circular Walk, which takes you through ancient woodlands, past meadows adorned with wildflowers, and eventually to the summit. The effort is rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views that extend as far as the eye can see. The Wrekin is not just a hill; it’s a haven for hikers, nature lovers, and anyone seeking solace in the great outdoors.

The Wrekin is a geological marvel, formed around 680 million years ago during the Precambrian era. Composed primarily of volcanic rocks, it stands as a testament to the dynamic forces that shaped the Earth over millennia. As you ascend its slopes, you can’t help but marvel at the sweeping views of the Shropshire countryside, a reminder of the geological processes that have sculpted this landscape.

The Wrekin is not only a treat for the eyes but also a sanctuary for a diverse range of flora and fauna. The hill is adorned with a carpet of bluebells in the spring, and the woodlands are alive with the chatter of various bird species. Keen observers might spot butterflies flitting among the flowers or glimpse a shy deer in the early morning mist. The Wrekin’s ecological diversity adds to its charm, making it a haven for both biodiversity and those seeking a peaceful retreat.

What Coalport Station Thinks

Any guests staying with us at Coalport Station who are looking for an outdoor adventure and beautiful walks must visit The Wrekin. Offering a selection of trails suitable for most levels of fitness and varying in both difficulty and length it has something for most visitors. If you fancy a walk to the top the views are spectacular, particularly on a clear day and we always recommend taking a picnic for the top to enjoy the views across Shropshire. 

Details About The Wrekin


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Visiting Times: We recommend at least 2 hours

Distance From Coalport Station: 12.6 Miles

Price: The Wrekin itself is free but there are parking charges that go towards the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, £1 per hour up to 3 hours or £4 for the day

Opening Times: Daylight Hours, 7 Days a Week

Dog Friendly: Yes but please be aware there is wildlife and other dog walkers around

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