Axe Edge Moor & Three Shires Head

Introduction to Walk 1728

Photo from the walk - Axe Edge Moor & Three Shires Head

Nat Park - Peak District

County/Area - Cheshire & Derbyshire & Staffordshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.2 miles / 11.7 km

Ascent - 1000 feet / 303 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This Peak District walk explores Axe Edge Moor and visits the attractive packhorse bridge at Three Shires Head where the counties of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire meet. The route uses sections of the Dane Valley Way. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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