GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Three Shires Head

4 miles (6 km)

Explore this beautiful section of the Dane Valley and enjoy rivers, old stone bridges and waterfalls on this lovely walk in the Peak District.
Three Shires Head is a point onAxe Edge Moorwherethe counties of Cheshire,Derbyshire andStaffordshiremeet. Here you will find a Grade II-listed packhorse bridge over the River Dane. The bridge is thought to have been constructed in the 18th century. It's a delightful area with a number of small waterfalls and the surrounding Peak District scenery to enjoy.
The walk begins from a parking area in Gradbach a couple of miles south of Three Shires Head. You then follow the Dane Valley Way and other footpaths to the bridge and the river. Here you will also find Panniers Pool, a popular place for a paddle or swim in the summer months.
An alternative route would be to come from Buxton and follow the Dane Valley Way across Axe Edge Moor to the bridge. This is a much longer walk but does pass through the pretty Buxton Country Park on the way.

Three Shires Head Postcode

SK17 0SU
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Barn in Dane Valley with the Roaches

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Stone Bridge

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River Dane and bridge

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Footpath heading down to the Dane Valley

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Panniers Pool

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Looking South down the Valley from Three Shires Head

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The small bridge that is near Pannier's pool

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Waterfalls at Three Shires Head

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GPS Files

GPX File

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