Ercall

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The Ercall is a small hill in Shropshire, it is regarded as an internationally important geological site, and Site of Special Scientific Interest. The site includes 540 million year old ripple beds and ancient pre Cambrian lava flows in exposed quarries. Quartzite from the neighbouring Wrekin is also visible. It is not just old rocks that make the Ercall interesting. In spring the woods are awash with bluebells and singing with birds just returned from Africa, and in summer plentiful bird's-foot trefoil makes this a favoured stronghold of one of Telford's speciality butterflies, the dingy skipper.

TypeOverall vote
Walk:7.3/10
Popularity rank: #8592
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Shropshire, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Variants:
The Ercall, Ercall Hill

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Directions

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Take the Wellington turn off the A5 and go in the direction of Little Wenlock. Follow the signs to the Buckatree Hotel and the reserve entrance is just before (and opposite) the hotel.

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Address: Shropshire Wildlife Trust, 193 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury,
SY2 6AH, UK
Phone: +44 1743 284280
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