Wrekin

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The Wrekin, although only the 15th highest peak in Shropshire, is arguably the county's most distinctive landmark. It rises to only 1,334ft but the surrounding countryside is flat enough to allow the hill to dominate the landscape. There is an iron age hill fort on the summit almost 8 hectares in size. The area is rich in geology, woodland covers much of the hill, the area around the hill and into the Ironbridge Gorge area too. The Wrekin is one of Shropshire's most potent symbols, and climbing it has become a rite of passage for people across the county.

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Earthwork castle:7.5/10
Walk:7.3/10
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The Wrekin can be accessed from the final junction on the M54 Junction 7 before it turns into the A5 which continues to Shrewsbury. The hill is then signposted. There is a well-used footpath up the side of the hill which has an entrance at the end of the road off the M54. There is also a small carpark and parking bays up the road. The ascent is steep in parts.

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Free

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