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TP0712 - Wrekin
 
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Flush Bracket :
2980
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
PP63
Current use :
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T:UK waypoint :
TP0712
County :
Shropshire
Nearest town :
TELFORD

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
WrekinPP63PP063362806.30308093.12407.1061PILLAR01/06/1936101/06/1966N0

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There are 108 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 606th with 10 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.13/10 (from 158 logged visits)
Was First logged: 2nd Mar 1975
Was Last logged: 9th Aug 2017

Of the 158 logged visits,
45 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 199993m
The average error was 5272m
3 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


©Lee_AAT

©g4wsb

©g4wsb
The Pillar and View
By Alancache
2980 - Wrekin
By Clochandighter

©andypad
We salute you
By lejogger

By Glaslyn
See 100 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 9th Aug 2017  17:15  by Lee_AAT

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

©Lee_AAT


Not Logged 9th Aug 2017  14:46  by kat04

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10


Good condition 5th Jul 2017  16:30  by Chris9870

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Long hard slog up from the car park but worth it when you get to the top. It's built on an old Bronze Age fort and has amazing views all round.


Good condition 3rd Jun 2017  09:00  by g4wsb

Gridref: SJ 62805 08104   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 28th May 2017  19:05  by bwm

Gridref: SJ 62804 08103   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 25th May 2017  17:00  by Alancache

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views all around

The Pillar and View


Good condition 20th May 2017  11:01  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Walked up from car park to the NE with P61,great summit/views nice toposcope.

Plaque
Way Marker
Approach
Trig
Toposcope
Toposcope Detail
Panoramic


Good condition 20th May 2017  11:01  by painterman61

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good parking and paths to a great viewpoint with topograph as well many people out on the fell today and why not.

trig ©painterman61
trig/topo ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Good condition 17th Apr 2017  18:15  by Borderer

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

In the area for a short break and visiting some old haunts. Up from the car park to the north east. Very popular hill helped by the great early evening weather. Great views.

©Borderer


Good condition 24th Mar 2017  20:42  by Lucyparsnips

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 24th Mar 2017  13:21  by coinea

Gridref: SJ 62809 08098   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 24th Mar 2017  13:20  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SJ 62809 08100   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Long layby for roadside parking along NE side of road at SJ636094. Also large public car park at SJ638092. A mapped track leads all the way to this popular summit. White painted pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces north, compass measurement 350. All sight holes plugged. Full 360 panoramic view.

2980 - Wrekin & GRP


Good condition 16th Feb 2017  15:31  by andypad

Gridref: SJ 62808 08098   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

©andypad
©andypad


Good condition 14th Jan 2017  12:16  by Alglea

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 22nd Oct 2016  12:12  by amblerbob

Gridref: SJ 62809 08098   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Wrekin Trig and Warning Light Hill SB from road to the northeast. Though clear on the top, mist remained in the valleys which rather spoilt the view.

Wrekin The pillar


Good condition 9th Oct 2016  13:56  by greenbell

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Not an easy one this - probably of all the hills the one I've seen most without actually visiting, so join the crowds with some trepidation...the heavy grey skies and slanted sun make for a predictably wonderful mountain clear view. Hi to the other trigger spotted on the top - Beacon Ring, Presilli and Black Mountains where I've been walking one side of me and in the distance Manchester and the beautiful Pennines where I'm on my way to. What a great place.



Good condition 25th Aug 2016  13:15  by Webbyand

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In the clouds so no views today.

The GeoDaughter at Wrekin Summit ©Webbyand


Good condition 1st Aug 2016  12:35  by binglebong

FB Number: S2980  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 17th Jul 2016  15:15  by andi

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Super hot day. Great!


Not Logged 30th May 2016  12:38  by Berries

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 29th May 2016  15:02  by Berries

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Steep climb but worth it

Steep climb but worth it ©Berries


Good condition 24th May 2016  16:55  by ProSpec

Gridref: SJ 62807 08093   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views!


Not Logged 15th May 2016  18:01  by G4CFS

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd May 2016  12:00  by geetee10

Gridref: SJ 62808 08099   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 1st May 2016  12:25  by Dot924

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A nice walk from a hotel we were staying at nearby. Walked over the top. It was and a bit wet and very windy but not too bad. The walk from the top to the south west is quite steep. Lots of photos on the site already so didn't up load one.


Good condition 5th Mar 2016  12:16  by geetee10

Gridref: SJ 62805 08091   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th Feb 2016  12:00  by Eeee Bi Gum

FB Number: S2980  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Great views today, but the place is heaving with folk, because it is a nice Sunday


Good condition 23rd Feb 2016  12:09  by mntainman

Gridref: SJ 62807 08094   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Painted white but in need of a fresh coat.

Wrekin


Good condition 27th Jan 2016  11:13  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SJ 62808 08097   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked from Wellington on a 9 mile "All around the Wrekin" walk. Very blustery on the top.



Good condition 8th Jan 2016  15:39  by Katy

Gridref: SJ 62807 08097   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Watched the sun set from the top. Nice.

golden hour©Katy


Good condition 30th Dec 2015  11:11  by Portia142

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 13th Nov 2015  15:04  by RichardM

Gridref: SJ 62805 08094   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Wide track from carpark at NE end. Very fine views.


Good condition 10th Nov 2015  11:48  by catman

Gridref: SJ 62807 08095   FB Number: 2980   Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 31st Jul 2015  10:28  by pork_pie_hat

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Not many people about for a lovely Friday morning in the school holidays. Came up through the woods from the Little Wenlock surface block; broad path climbing gradually. Descended in a SW direction towards Neves Castle - much steeper, saw no-one.

Wrekin TP... ... with topograph and TV mast also visible


Good condition 4th May 2015  13:00  by Come on boots, lets go

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 24th Mar 2015  09:00  by PeteBoggs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fine hill.Glorious views

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 21st Feb 2015  22:42  by GCMTWood

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

We had a lovely, chilly walk up to the summit this morning and decided to pick up this Waymark on our visit. The views today were spectacular considering the cold and the rain driving in from the direction of Wales. The walk down was even colder as we had a couple of flurries of snow! We love the Wrekin, and we are likely to make this trip many times in the future.

The Wrekin


Good condition 8th Jan 2015  09:20  by lejogger

Gridref: SJ 62800 08000   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We salute you


Slightly damaged 27th Nov 2014  10:19  by barnsley skip

Gridref: SJ 62808 08095   FB Number: S2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 12th Oct 2014  11:28  by jonglew

Gridref: SJ 62806 08097   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Busy hill, especially on a Sunday and in good weather. Pillar has some damage to all top edges, all seem rounded off, otherwise in good condition. Cap missing, asphalt plug; all sight holes closed; tatty coat of white paint - FB, sider, all been painted. Only redeeming feature is the 360deg panoramic views.

Pillar TP0712©jonglew
Spider TP0712©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0712©jonglew


Not Logged 30th Sep 2014  14:58  by sulfurlilly

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

myself at the Trig Point at the top of The Wrekin


Not Logged 30th Sep 2014  14:56  by sulfurlilly

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

©sulfurlilly


Good condition 21st Sep 2014  11:00  by sulfurlilly

Gridref: SO 97370 95786   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Fantastic day up to the Toposcope and Trig point...easily to access...good walk too

Another hot day..Fantastic walk..and views..From start point to finish, well laid out paths ..


Good condition 23rd Aug 2014  11:40  by ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Trig painted white with top slightly worn. No S prefix on FB. Busy top today with very good views S. Rain approaching.

The Wrekin Looking towards Brown Clee with rain over Wenlock Edge
The Wrekin FB
The Wrekin Pillar


Good condition 17th May 2014  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 14th Mar 2014  15:50  by redDragon

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This is a great viewpoint, but unfortunatly it was rather hazy today. Quite a busy little hill too.


Good condition 4th Nov 2013  10:45  by Dusty

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Second visit. First time did not photograph pillar.

Mrs Dusty & pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 21st Sep 2013  16:15  by MickandKim

Gridref: SJ 62806 08093   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great sunny day after meeting Good views and nice little hill to walk off lunch Good trigging to all that came


Good condition 27th Jul 2013  17:19  by walkergeoff

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great location.

The pillar
The flush bracket


Good condition 19th Jul 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SJ 62810 08096   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 1st Jul 2013  12:41  by paulxtr

FB Number: S2980  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Wrekin ©paulxtr


Not Logged 1st Jul 2013  00:00  by onlyme

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th May 2013  12:12  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Been up here several times. I don't care what the toposcope says, you can't see Snowdon from here!


Good condition 14th May 2013  19:13  by pkbathrooms

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Fantastic to get to the pillar. Managed to take pics of the views but suggest coming up on a dry sunny day to take advantage of this pillar.






Good condition 6th Apr 2013  15:00  by pjr

Gridref: SJ 62808 08097   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Superb day;lots of snow still around a nice walk from Wellington.Great views across Shropshire to some of the hills we will be walking this week.


Good condition 29th Mar 2013  14:55  by CJO

Gridref: SJ 62805 08096   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Superb snowy ascent but a bitterly cold wind on the summit. Very popular day out for dog walkers. Topograph adjacent.

S2980 looking back at topograph, TP8532 and TP11470


Good condition 9th Jan 2013  15:00  by Pingo

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely views on a sunny day in early January. In the last couple of yeas has had work done to overcome the 'foot erosion' around the base of the pillar.

Wrekin trig Wrekin trig in early Jan. Ironbridge power station in the background.©Pingo


Good condition 18th Nov 2012  12:45  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: SJ 62808 08106   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely day, wandered about with a group of friends, eventually finding the top, fell race in progress.


Good condition 26th Sep 2012  19:33  by bluewhitereg

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views despite mist on horizon.


Good condition 25th Jul 2012  11:23  by TheGreatScandini

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Really foggy on top this morning, though it made the walk up a lot easier. No view except a couple of hills only Sven can attest to ;)


Good condition 26th Jun 2012  18:00  by heavyhorses

Gridref: SJ 62800 08100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Noticed a Rivet over by the base of the old Wrekin Beacon approx position SJ 628082


Good condition 13th Jun 2012  13:50  by yukin61

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

what more can i say ... lovely sunny day on top of the wrekin! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUb9EcxOaAo

the pillar
north from TP0712
east from TP0712
south from TP0712
west from TP0712


Not Logged 11th Mar 2012  00:00  by Sprog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10


Good condition 2nd Mar 2012  12:48  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Back once again to log properly and photograph. Lovely day on 25 mile recce walk.


Good condition 18th Jan 2012  11:59  by trigging on an island

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I approached from the northeast, having started out at Wellington train station. There were quite a number of other walkers about given that it was midweek. The visibility at the top was good and I was able to spot most of the landmarks on the topograph. I descended the steep path to the southwest, heading on to Ironbridge.


Good condition 5th Nov 2011  12:27  by Carly_angel

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Great walk after I graduated :)


Not Logged 24th Sep 2011  16:01  by melch

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Sep 2011  13:39  by crescentccc

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 31st Aug 2011  11:35  by Jonesduo 2

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Aug 2011  12:30  by VBForever

Gridref: SJ 62809 08096   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Came up before Chester played at Hednesford (Ended up 1-0 to the pitmen). Could see Jodrell Bank in the far distance, as well as Croker Hill in Cheshire and the other Shropshire Hills.

©VBForever


Not Logged 16th Jul 2011  15:47  by pricklyangelduo

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd May 2011  15:16  by sven

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Excellent views today. Not perfect but, Berwyns,Malverns, Barr Beacon, Cannock Chase, Southern Peak District - The Roaches and Alderney Edge (I think) were visible. Fairly crowded being Bank Holiday - usual range of footware on show. How people walk up there in flip flops I'll never understand.


Good condition 5th Apr 2011  14:00  by heavyhorses

Gridref: SJ 62809 08098   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

2nd time in a week and even remembered to take a GPS reading this time :-)


Good condition 12th Feb 2011  13:10  by Tuco Ramirez

Gridref: SJ 62807 08097   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fairly clear today, but very busy, logged at 403m


Good condition 27th Dec 2010  11:30  by fell-finder

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Me next to the Trig Point on the summit of the Wrekin, Shropshire 407 m (1,335 f A typical December day on top of the Wrekin...


Good condition 13th Nov 2010  16:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 28th Sep 2010  17:45  by Griefmiester

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great location - tough walk up - but well worth it - great views all around - did anyone find the Surface Block/Bolt about 75 meters to the North East next to flat concrete thing @ SJ6282508191



Good condition 21st Sep 2010  06:16  by coast to coasters

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A lovely walk over the wrekin.Man where working at the top of the tower,good job it was a nice day.

©coast to coasters


Good condition 5th Sep 2010  11:20  by martinc

Gridref: SJ 62807 08099   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great view all round. Busy on a Sunday morning. Filled plug.


Good condition 4th Aug 2010  00:00  by Rupertal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 12th May 2010  00:00  by Bramley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 11th Apr 2010  20:10  by g4wsb

Gridref: SJ 62808 08095   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Slightly damaged 22nd Feb 2010  14:06  by stignest

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

a snowy visit.


Good condition 14th Aug 2009  14:00  by Chingwakabungya

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visited in August 09, have been up several times since.

©Chingwakabungya


Slightly damaged 2nd Jul 2009  10:19  by FiddleMad

FB Number: S2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 27th Jun 2009  07:30  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First of several hills on a Shropshire hill/trig bagging trip, walked up in varying weather conditions since, whatever the weather there are always loads of people around on The Wrekin. Great hill for its size.


Good condition 23rd May 2009  17:21  by thebignallboppers

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found whilst on a geocaching trip. Excellent views.


Not Logged 10th May 2009  00:00  by knobbly stiles

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 9th May 2009  13:00  by scooby scrappy and mp

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Out with Deego , fab clear views today.


Good condition 9th May 2009  11:35  by Deego

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Stunning views today. I have been meaning to bag this for years but was on a day out with SS&MP and decided I had waited long enough. Had a fun walk up in the May sunshine

Deego at the trigpoint ©Deego


Slightly damaged 10th Jan 2009  12:00  by RichardL

Gridref: SJ 62807 08098   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

The Wrekin - a good walk or a (toughish) bike ride. have done both many times, at day and night.


Slightly damaged 2nd Jan 2009  15:16  by heavyhorses

Gridref: SJ 62806 08093   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Our local hill :-)


Good condition 24th Nov 2008  13:15  by shropshire lasses

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 8th Oct 2008  10:00  by daveyboy

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A fantastic Shropshire Hill. This was my second visit to the summit and the weather this time was so much better. Blue skys with excellent views in all directions. This has to be my favourite hill in the whole of Shropshire. I have also worked on the TV transmitter tower many times.

2980 Standing by the Wrekin trig with the transmitter behind.©daveyboy
2980 The pillar and toposcope on the Wrekin summit.©daveyboy


Good condition 25th Aug 2008  14:00  by Kelsborrow Wayfinders

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I have been meaning to come here for ages. Views are tremendous but it was swarming with people on Bank Holiday Monday. Amazed I managed a photo without anyone in it.

Wrekin 2980
Wrekin


Good condition 14th Aug 2008  15:53  by rayvanuk

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©rayvanuk


Not Logged 20th Jun 2008  18:07  by Monki

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Great views. Spotted while geocaching


Good condition 8th Jun 2008  08:54  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

followed path up by cafe from East. Very warm and a good sweat on by the top. Unfortunately views reduced by greay haze.


Good condition 20th Apr 2008  11:45  by Harley D

Gridref: SJ 62807 08097   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Excellent Views of almost 360 degrees


Not Logged 2nd Apr 2008  15:23  by Mazdaman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Feb 2008  12:30  by daveyboy

FB Number: S2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A favourite hill of mine done many times over my years at boarding school Shropshire. As part of work I have been to the TV transmitter tower on its summit many times.


Not Logged 8th Sep 2007  14:00  by team pendolino

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 6th Sep 2007  19:30  by seaship

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Repeat log of my local trig. The painter has struck again. The trig is now well covered with white paint. Some masking tape would have been a good idea to avoid painting bits of metalwork and base.


Good condition 13th Mar 2007  14:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: SJ 62806 08093   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Just on a whim passing by after Snowdon excellent walk and views

Wrekin Trig & inserts
nice shot


Good condition 25th Feb 2007  14:00  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Ignore date on photo... ©longmyndhiker


Not Logged 31st Dec 2006  12:00  by elis

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 16th Dec 2006  15:40  by Razz

Gridref: SJ 62807 08099   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Revisited this trig to experiment with new toy - GPS! Great visibility and clear views of the flooded River Severn between Shrewsbury and the power station at Buildwas.


Good condition 1st Dec 2006  12:00  by Pingo

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

To my knowledge, the first UK triangulation pillar to have an official dedication on the side of it - to a former OS surveyor who lived and worked in the local area.

Wrekin trig point plus OS landrover in the mist ©Pingo
New OS plaque (with dedication) on Wrekin trig point ©Pingo


Good condition 23rd Oct 2006  11:00  by Stratford Strollers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Logging this retrospectively from 2010. Had completely forgotten we had been here. Cold sunny day in October half-term holidays. Spent the previous day at Ironbridge Gorge Museum.

Female members of the Stratford Strollers at Wrekin trig


Not Logged 19th Aug 2006  11:00  by jlinney99

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 14th Aug 2006  20:33  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SJ 62808 08098   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar in good condition painted white. Extensive views all round. Good walk to top of Wrekin. GPS plate. My 50th Trig

©Clanfield Rambler
©Clanfield Rambler


Good condition 5th Aug 2006  18:30  by asbown

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 16th Jul 2006  13:37  by theblack

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Came here on a hot summers day, it quite a tourist attraction. Good views across to Long Mynd and Titterstone Clee Hill.

Trig ©theblack


Good condition 27th May 2006  18:20  by Tizzie

Gridref: SJ 62807 08093   FB Number: S2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 22nd Apr 2006  12:48  by G4OWG

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Views should be good but hazy day


Good condition 15th Apr 2006  11:27  by Keefley

Gridref: SJ 62808 08098   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©Keefley
©Keefley
©Keefley


Not Logged 19th Mar 2006  17:00  by The Bolas Heathens

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Nice walk up the Wrekin to log the The Wrekin geocache,


Slightly damaged 11th Mar 2006  18:30  by The Washers

Gridref: SJ 62795 08095   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Last cache of the day for us found just as it was dark and then on to the trig point.

Last cache/trig of the day. ©The Washers


Slightly damaged 19th Feb 2006  16:15  by seaship

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

I visit this trig regularly. Thought it was worth a new log on this occasion to point out that someone has slapped a coat of white paint on the pillar. Coverage is not complete, and there are runs in places. The runs were still tacky, so very recently done. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera today, but I will add a new photo next week.

Fresh paint


Good condition 8th Jan 2006  14:00  by Razz

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 27th Dec 2005  14:25  by shrimphead&co

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Found this one whilst on a mission to find the Wrekin Havoc geocache, lovely location and the views are usually great, though there was a heavy mist, so we couldn't see much of them!

The Trig Point in the Mist


Good condition 2nd Oct 2005  00:00  by Teds Treks

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Why do we always go up the steep way?



Slightly damaged 10th Jul 2005  08:30  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SJ 62800 08000   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Beautifull early morning walk fairly quiet,some mist around Western slopes.

The Summit with layer of mist behind.
View from near pillar.


Not Logged 7th Jun 2005  14:30  by Andy and Hilary

FB Number: M2980  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 7th Jun 2005  14:30  by Andy and Hilary

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 27th May 2005  12:00  by MickM3MCV

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd May 2005  15:00  by Dobunnis

Gridref: SJ 62798 08091   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice easy walk up that is very popular with a friend of mine. A bit wet today but lovely views


Slightly damaged 6th Apr 2005  12:50  by Heart of Souls

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Hurrah! Heart of Souls were doing their first grand outing into the realm of geocaching, and we knew this was up here! So, took a photo and got to looking for the cache.

Kels and Dan with the trigpoint Here are two of the Marauders, Kels and Dan, with the pillar©Heart of Souls


Slightly damaged 14th Mar 2005  12:35  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Splendid site for this primary, with great views all round. OK condition, near tourist pillar. Public Primary

Wrekin Pillar


Slightly damaged 5th Mar 2005  16:30  by browni

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Fantastic views from up there. Did this after getting all seven of The Road to The Wrekin geocaches.

Gathering storm clouds looking back to the TV tower at the looming rain clouds


Slightly damaged 2nd Mar 2005  16:00  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: SJ 62807 08096   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

I suppose the corners are nibbled off enough to warrent the classification but its marginal. What a change yesterdays 13 were in warm sunny weather that left my face glowing today winter is back with a vengeance snow and biting wind :-)

©rhayader_wanderer


Slightly damaged 19th Feb 2005  14:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

This is a very popular exercise venue for the Shropshire locals and a well laid track leads all they way to the summit through attractive woodland. Great views of the rather flat surrounding countryside and over to further away hills. There is even somewhere to grab a coffee on the way down. Beware fast travelling mountain bikers and excited dogs.


Slightly damaged 3rd Jan 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: _2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

scratched plastic cap, old repairs to top else vgc, fine view, topo adj, v pop route - fine, v popular hill, good view


Good condition 19th Oct 2004  16:21  by kingofgeography

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice walk up with a mate and good views.


Slightly damaged 2nd Oct 2004  11:45  by DesG

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Raining when we arrived at the trig point today so the view wasn't that good.

©DesG
©DesG


Good condition 26th Sep 2004  15:00  by KevP

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very busy summit. Good views.


Slightly damaged 18th Sep 2004  09:29  by seaship

Gridref: SJ 62808 08098   FB Number: S2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Ive been to this trig many times, but have made it a rule to revisit with GPS, making a note of the date and time before logging a visit. Went to see the Red Arrows fly past: they were right on time.


Slightly damaged 7th Aug 2004  13:00  by Lathama

Gridref: SJ 62800 08000   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

So, the footie season starts again and it's off to Shrewsbury to see Lincoln open their account with 3 points! This was the perfect day to climb the Wrekin if you wanted to lose a stone in sweat! Still, the views were spectacular from the Long Mynd, round to the Clees; over the Cheshire Plain and west to Wales. Been here several times before but never logged the pillar in those far-off days. Anyway, there is some graffiti on it and it has been chipped away abit but on the whole it's not bad. Incidentally, the whole of the northern side of the Wrekin, which includes the pillar, is up for sale at the moment; the local Wildlife Trusts have formed a consortium to try to buy it and the National Trust are also interested; let's hope whoever gets it makes sure it stays in the public domain as this is a great spot!


Slightly damaged 5th May 2004  14:15  by HEATHENS

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Ascent not good with asthmatic wife!! No lettering today.


Slightly damaged 25th Feb 2004  20:51  by stonestreaker

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

easter 2003 had graffiti on it about- no more graves up here please-...eh?


Slightly damaged 4th Feb 2004  14:00  by wigglesworth

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Once again we ascended the Wrekin in the rain - got even wetter on the descent but at least rain was mainly on our backs.

Cooling towers on a hot day ©wigglesworth


Slightly damaged 3rd Jan 2004  14:30  by Simes

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Pillar base is being erroded, but still straight. Too cloudy for any views, but I know they are brill. from previous visits


Slightly damaged 14th Sep 2003  17:10  by beeley

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Graffiti on Trigpoint - Excellent views hot and sunny

Flush bracket ©beeley
View ©beeley


Good condition 30th May 2003  16:30  by m1eyp

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 5th Feb 2003  17:00  by fasgadh

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Dusk visit in a vain attempt to find some snow. Just a dusting. Can more people log this on the way to Salop if it means Shrewsbury Town get beaten.

Wrekin Trig on a previous visit(19/03/00) The Trig Point looking southwards. The Topo to the right was erected in 1977 for the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Its still in good, unvandalized condition. Snowdon is marked.©fasgadh


Good condition 11th May 2002  09:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

With Stephen Boff, 9 Marilyns in one day.


Not Logged 21st Feb 2002  15:45  by Chalky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 8th Jul 2001  15:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 5th Jun 2000  18:00  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited after a conference in Telford. Skirted around the bottom,then up and over from the SW.


Good condition 1st Sep 1999  12:54  by Andy West

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 6th Aug 1998  13:04  by senrabyar

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 13th May 1995  10:00  by gemini man

Gridref: SJ 62800 08000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited whilst on a walk in the area


Good condition 7th Aug 1994  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Excellent trig, viewfinder nearby.


Good condition 28th Mar 1993  15:50  by arranc

Gridref: ST 62800 08100   FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 25th Aug 1985  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: 2980  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Unpainted pillar on concrete plinth with good views including the Severn valley.


Good condition 30th May 1983  00:00  by Historian

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Brilliant view on a clear day but not exactly a challenging ascent - I pushed my small son all the way up in his buggy!


Good condition 1st Oct 1980  15:00  by desperate dan

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Ran up, ran down and I know which was easier.


Good condition 2nd Mar 1975  15:00  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Shropshire. I took part in an orienteering event on The Ercall and afterwards three of us came up here.



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