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A BARDIC WALK up The Wrekin Hill

04/04/2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Part of the Wheel of Life Programme 2018.

April 4th – 11am – 4pm

This is a 2hr return up-hill walk to fort was built by the Cornovii tribe and was once
their capital.

Aries symbolizes the warrior and pioneer, celebrating Sir George Trevelyan's 'Wrekin Trust' (founder of the Wreken Trust, co-founder of the Gatekeeper Trust) we will read his favourite poems, and create our own poetry capturing our response to the Wrekin Hill. It arises out of the valley of the serpentine Severn River and a lake: the poetic flow of the landscape and its potential for artistic expression is what formed the origins of the Gatekeeper Trust in the Blue Mountains of Wales. The hill overlooks the rise and fall of Welsh landscapes and hills up to Snowdon and Cader Idris, a direct line of sight along the legendary A5 road along which King Bran's head was carried from Ireland to the Tower of London. In the soyth the landscape of stone circles and crystaline rocks - the Stipperstones cresting in sharp crags, challenging all around with their knife-sharp boulders, symbolising the sharp mental focus of our own inner ‘pioneer’ of the Aquarian Age.

Directions: The Wrekin can be accessed from the final junction on the M54 motorway (J7) before it turns into the A5 which continues to Shrewsbury. The hill is then signposted. There is a well-used footpath up the side of the hill which has an entrance at the end of the road off the M54. There is also a small car park and parking bays up the road. Between the Ercall and the Wrekin is a well positioned car park, at Forest Glen, allowing easy access to both areas. The ascent is steep in parts.

Please apply to the secretary for further information.


11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Charlotte Yonge
01934 834426