The Wrekin

A sting in the tail of this iconic hill

The Wrekin is No. 133 in "Another 100 Greatest Climbs" book and a popular local climb.
The Wrekin in clouds
Riding the Hill

Start - this junction and the quarry car park on left are the start of several Strava segments for this hill.  The road has rough patches and isn't too steep - 6% may be - so it's easy to go for it as you climb up through the thick woods.

The road doesn't go over the actual Wrekin - that's to the right as you climb.

Eventually you come out into the light and onto a flat road near a farm.  The Wrekin is way over to the right now and ahead of you is the final ramp which is the real challenge of this climb.  A straight gradient rising to 19% towards the end.  Just remember to hold plenty back for this 200m steep bit.

Out of the woods

Final ramp rising at 19%

Ave. Gradient5.9%
Max. Gradient19%
Elevation Gained94m
Conditionsrough in the woods
Strava LinkLink

More hills nearby - Jigger's Bank and Brockton

Last word
Deceptive!  You know you are on a proper climb but it's so easy you can "go for it" on the lower bits and then really regret it when you get to the final pull - save something for the end.