Gradbach - Wildboarclough - Three Shires Head - Gradbach

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Starting from the Peak District National Park car park at Gradbach, between Leek and Buxton, the walk first passes the youth hostel which was formerly a flax mill, before climbing out of the Dane Valley and over to the village of Wildboarclough in the adjacent valley. From this interesting village overlooked by Shutlingslow, a prominent peak nicknamed 'The Matterhorn of the Peak' because of its familiar shape, our route climbs out across open moorland to drop back down into the Dane Valley and Three Shires Head. Here in a few short steps we travel between the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. It is now a straight walk, following the River Dane for part of the way back to the start point at Gradbach.

England - North England - Cheshire - Peak District


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, River, Wildlife
12/04/2010 - Patricia Daw

Tricia Daw 9/4/10 we enjoyed this walk very much - thank you. We particularly loved The Three Shires Head area - fabulous place.

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