SK0068 : Three Shire Heads

near to Flash, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Three Shire Heads
Three Shire Heads
Variously known as "Three Shires Head" (probably the most popular form) and "Three Shire Heads" (the OS's preferred designation), this is a well-known beauty spot where the counties of Derbyshire (in the centre, beyond and between the two streams), Cheshire (left) and Staffordshire (right) meet. This is the traditional view of the scene, from the south. The left-hand stream is the River Dane; the right-hand is unnamed on the map, but is presumably Black Clough, after which a nearby farm is named. The pool is known as Panniers Pool, a references to the packhorses that once used the bridges. Three Shire Heads appeared on the cover of one edition of the Ordnance Survey Explorer map OL1 ("Dark Peak"), despite the site actually being on the White Peak sheet.
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Saturday, 27 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 28 May, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 009 685 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.8136N 1:59.2788W
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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