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Flash & Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
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Photo from the walk - Flash & Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow

Nat Park - Peak District

County/Area - Cheshire & Derbyshire & Staffordshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.2 miles / 10.1 km

Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres

Grade - easy/mod

A pleasant Peak District walk in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes to explore the area. For many the highlight will be Three Shires Head with its packhorse bridge and waterfalls. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Walk 1652
Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
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Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

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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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