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The Wrekin, Telford

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The Wrekin is a hill in east Shropshire, England. It is located some five miles (8 km) west of Telford, on the border between the districts of Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. Rising to a height of 1,335 feet (407 metres) above the Shropshire Plain, it is a prominent and well-known landmark, signalling the entrance to Shropshire for travellers westbound on the M54 motorway. The Wrekin is contained within the northern panhandle of the Shropshire Hills AONB. The hill is popular with walkers and tourists and offers good views of Shropshire. It can be seen well into Staffordshire and the Black Country, and even as far as the Beetham Tower in Manchester, Winter Hill in Lancashire and Cleeve Hill in Gloucestershire.NameThe earliest mention of the Wrekin occurs in a charter of 855, as entered in a late 11th century Worcester cartulary, spelled Wreocensetun. Its modern form is believed to have come into modern English by way of Mercian, and that is likely to have been taken from the early Celtic word Wrikon. It is presumed to be etymologically related to the Latin name for the town of Viroconium Cornoviorum, related to similar sounding names such as Wrexham which was also part of the northwestern edge of the Cornovii Kingdom.
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  • Great way of waking up at the weekend just have a stroll up the Wrekin, usually busy at mid mornings so get there early in time for a parking spot. 
  • I've been walking the wrekin for many years and its become popular in recent times, in fact too popular, because its not as quiet as it once was, this is showed by the amount of cars which now fill up...  more »
  • Great walk up the Wrekin. Been here many times before. It's ideal for any age, families etc. Decent weather will help as its all open.