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.


  1. The last pull is a killer if you have not kept nothing in reserve it's caught me out a couple of times and hate to say it beaten me and have had to push.

    1. Yep, the climb through the woods is easy and you expect to "top out" once you are through - there's even a flat bit - but then the final pull comes into view...