Wednesday, 3 June 2020 (Group: Mid Staffordshire)
Meeting time 9:00,
Start time 10:00
9.5 miles / 15.3 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:15)
This is a slightly modified version of the walk I led in August 2018 WITHOUT the two very steep climbs. So - join us for an exhilarating day in the Wrekin where on a clear day, you can see 17 counties, the Malvern Hills and into Wales. From the car park at the base of the Wrekin we first explore Ercall Wood, an internationally important geological and wildlife site. followed by a short climb to the top. From there we make our way through Limekiln Wood and then on towards the southwestern point of the Wrekin to walk clockwise around its base to the northeastern point, near the Halfway House café.
We then make our way to the summit to enjoy the fabulous views and then, retracing our steps, make our way, via the Halfway House café, down the zig-zag path back to the car park.
Although the paths are generally good, this might be considered a challenging walk with around 2000 ft of ascent.
We will stop en route for a picnic, so please bring your own refreshments.