Wellington, most people would say in Shropshire, but strictly in the County of The Wrekin, was awarded Walkers are Welcome status in June, 2010.
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Wellington is an historic market town dating back to the 6th century. There is still a thriving market which is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The famous local landmark of The Wrekin a 407 metre high hill of mostly volcanic rock, lies within a forty minute walk from the centre of town. There are the remains of an Iron Age Hill Fort to see on the path on the way to the top and then there is a spectacular 360 degree panorama of the surrounding countryside from the summit.
Next to The Wrekin is the smaller hill of the Ercall and there is a network of paths and walks around this beautiful area full of bluebells in May and bilberries higher up in summer.
The World Heritage Site of Ironbridge is a two hour walk downhill from The Wrekin
Between Wellington and The Wrekin there is the National Trust property Sunnycroft, a suburban gentleman's residence from the late Victorian era.
Wellington Town Council's double sided leaflet (warning 3.5MB download), featuring Wellington's history and the town centre map on one side and some local walks on the other.
Wellington's Railway Station has direct trains from Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth, Holyhead, Chester and London Euston. The station at Holyhead gives direct access to the Dublin ferries. Birmingham International station has a monorail link to Birmingham Airport.
There are buses from other parts of Telford and elsewhere in Shropshire. National Express coaches stop in Telford Town Centre, which is a short bus or train ride away.
Wellington is on National Cycle Route 81 which runs from Aberystwyth via Shrewsbury, Telford and Wolverhampton to Sandwell continuing to Birmingham on National Cycle Route 5. Currently, the short section between Albrighton and Codsall is only a proposed route.
Wellington is easily reached from Junctions 6 or 7 of the M54.
There are several hotels, inns and B&Bs in and around Wellington.
Wellington Walkers are Welcome Management Committee
Last updated 27th January 2018