701 Three Shires Head from Gradbach

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.

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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

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