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Wellington

National Rail | station code WLN

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Wellington is a market town with a Victorian market hall and other historic buildings around the town centre. Holyhead Road follows the route of the ancient Watling Street. Wellington Bus Station is conveniently close to the Rail Station.

South of Wellington is The Wrekin, a prominent hill with spectacular views from the summit (3½ miles from the station). The Shropshire Way long distance path passes through Wellington and up to the Wrekin summit along the way passing over The Ercall, a smaller hill and woodland nature reserve.

Wellington is in the borough of Telford & Wrekin and the council website has interesting and helpful leaflets to download, including a walking route through historic Wellington to The Wrekin (search for 'walking'):
www.telford.gov.uk

Sunnycroft NT ¾ mile

Sunnycroft is a Victorian red-brick suburban villa in a mini-estate. Original wallpapers and fireplaces plus everday items belonging to the families who lived here show the pre-First World War 'country house' lifestyle. Garden with glass houses, conservatory, kennels and stables. Tearoom. Tel. 01952 242884.
Open Apr-Oct, MTFSSu 1030-1700.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sunnycroft

The Ercall Nature Reserve 1¼ miles

A reserve of ancient oak woodland on the Ercall, a smaller hill than the adjacent Wrekin. Bluebells can be seen in spring. At the southern end a huge chunk of the hill was blasted out to provide stone for the nearby A5 road, exposing ancient rocks of geological interest. Admission free.
Open at all times.
www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Wellington map