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Wellington in the County of The Wrekin (formerly in Shropshire) was awarded Walkers are Welcome status in June, 2010.

Walks from Wellington. Walk C: Ercall Wood Nature Reserve

The Ercall Map of the route.
The map will make more sense if you press the 'hybrid' button.
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The numbers on the route are the approximate mile markers.
Map of the shorter alternative route
Both routes were downloaded from a Garmin Forerunner 205
The apparently slightly odd deviations around the motorway bridge are due to losing satellite coverage- the routes go under the motorway.
The numbers on the route are the approximate mile markers.
The Ercall

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This is Walk C: Ercall Wood Nature Reserve on Wellington Town Council's double sided leaflet (warning 3.5MB download)

The Route

From the station ticket office take the road up towards W.H.Smith, turn left go through The Square, keeping to the left of the black and white building. Carry straight on up Tan Bank. Cross Victoria Road and continue through the pedestrian access into Tan Bank. After about 30 metres take the brick footpath on the right. Cross the next road (Roseway) and take the footpath immediately opposite. Carry on past the allotments on your right and Sunnycroft (NT) on the left. Cross Holyhead Road by the pelican crossing going ahead into Golf Links Lane. Continue and pass under the motorway.

Immediately turn right to follow the signposted footpath. Go over the footbridge. Bear left into the wood and fork left again where there is an Ercall Woods Walk green way-mark on a tree. Keep to the wider main path which rises slowly along the side of the hill. Near the top there is a path which descends steeply from the right. [Alternative shorter walk avoiding the very steep section: turn right here, continue uphill to the ridge and turn right. Continue following the instructions from ** below.] Bear left here onto the descending path, following another green way-mark. Continue between a slab wall on the right and a large concrete drainpipe on the left. Follow the path around the bend and take the left fork to descend into the quarries, still following the green way-marks. Continue on the path through the quarries. About 25 metres before the gate onto the road, there is a path on the right which leads down steps to a footbridge. Take this path, cross the footbridge and go up the other side. (To the left a path leads to the Buckatree Hall Hotel.) Turn right to continue the walk. After a short distance bear left up the hill. Where the path levels, turn right and follow the very steep path uphill to the summit. Follow the green way-marks, bearing left at the top.

[**] Continue straight on down the ridge. Keep following the green way-marks, bearing right to descend to the footbridge. Re-cross the footbridge and retrace your steps to Wellington.

The total length of this walk is approximately 4 miles (6.5 km) or 3 miles (5 km) for the alternative walk.

Problems?

If you find any obstructions or problems on our local paths please tell us. We can't promise a speedy resolution, but the more evidence we have of problems, the more pressure we can exert.

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This page has been prepared by Wellington Walkers are Welcome Management Committee. This is an ad hoc group of interested local walkers. We are not a party political organisation; we have supporters of a range of political parties, and none, on our management committee who work effectively together. The inspiration for the group came from a combination of Wellington LA21 group and Wellington Town Council without whose help this would not have been possible.

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Last updated 27th September 2016