The three doubleyou’s

Eight East Cheshire Ramblers spent a glorious day on a linear walk walking over The Wrekin. The walk started at Wellington Railway Station where the 10.06 train was taken the short hop to Shrewsbury. Here it was just a short walk to the towns’ Bus Station where the number 19 bus was taken to the start of our walk at Wroxeter.

The walk started by passing Wroxeter Roman City. Lying close to Watling Street, the Roman settlement of Viroconivm was once the fourth largest Roman Settlement in Britain and it is said that it was once a similar size to Pompeii. It is almost unique insomuch that the town never developed after the Roman occupation and so much of the original town is on view today.

A replica Roman Villa has been reconstructed on the opposite side of the road.

St Andrew’s Church was the stopping point for our morning break in the warm sunshine. The church incorporates much stonework, robbed from the nearby Roman site. The present building dates from the Anglo-Saxon period.

Even the gate posts at St andrew’s Church are Roman columns.

Heading out from Eyton on Severn with The Wrekin just visible above the trees.

The group on the summit of The Wrekin. The photograph was kindly taken by another walker on a challenge walk in the area. By now we had lost the sun but the views stretched from Winter Hill in the north to The Malverns in the south.

Mapping the Route on this ‘Wall map’ We came across this at the foot of The Wrekin.