GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

The Ercall

2 miles (3.5 km)

This small hill near The Wrekin has some nice walking trails to follow through Ercall Woods. The area is geoligcally significant with rocks dating back 500 million years and several disused quarries. There's also lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for. In the spring you will find carpets of bluebells and the dingy skipperand speckled wood butterflies. From the high points on Ercall Hill there are splendid views across the Shropshire countryside.
You can start your walk from the car park on Wellington Road near Ercall Lane. From here you pick up the Shropshire Way and head in a north easterly direction past Lawrence Hill and through the woods to the Ercall Hill summit. The path then descends towards the Ercall Wood College on the outskirts of Wellington. You can also easily reach the area from the centre of Wellington. Head south from the train station or bus station for about a mile and you will come to the woods.
This route is designed for walkers but the area is also very popular with mountain bikers.
To extend your walk you can try the The Wrekin circular walk which starts from the same car park.
You could also visit the nearby Limekiln woods on the other side of the golf course.


TF6 5AL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

The Ercall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

The Ercall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Shropshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Quarry, The Ercall - - 1027420

Quarry, The Ercall

The Wrekin from the Ercall

The Wrekin from the Ercall

GPS Files

GPX File

The Ercall.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

The Ercall.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)