Set above waterfalls cascading into Panniers Pool there can be few finer places for a packhorse bridge than Three Shires Head. Here, in this wild moorland at the junction of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire, jaggers met and swapped stories as the horses drank their fill.
LOCATION: Seven miles south-west of Buxton
START: Leave A54 at Rose & Crown, then after 2 miles turn sharp right, signed Gradbach Scout Camp & Gradbach Mill, to Gradbach car park.
Grid ref: SJ999663 Postcode: SK170SU
DISTANCE: 4 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 118
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask or Gradbach Riverside Tea room when open
EN ROUTE: River Dane, Knotbury, Bennettsitch
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News