Flash - Three Shires Head

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A first-class walk, starting by passing through the quaint village of Flash (Britain's highest village at 1518 ft), then down a steep lane with magnificent high-level views to the front. Continuing, the route enters a steep valley terminating at the historic Three Shires Head Bridge. Then we rise onto the top of the wild, barren moors to continue with an adventurous crossing on rather faint tracks, over the head of a grough (natural water drainage channel), then returning via the Five Stones (a useful landmark, especially in mist).

NOTE: This walk should not be undertaken in mist, snow, or bad weather unless the walker is well-versed in the use of a compass. The paths over the wild moors will not be seen under snow.

England - Central England - Staffordshire - Peak District


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8/11/2017 - steve bennett

My wife and I did this walk on 10/08/17. This is a very nice walk with some magnificent views, however some of the directions are not particularly clear. At waymark 6 there is another style in between the two styles mentioned, also waymark 19 it says a style will be climbed in a wire fence. This is not correct. There is a gate in a stone wall not a wire fence and there are no markers confirming this is the Dane valley way, so you have to be very wary that you could easily miss the faint path to the head of the grough. It's easier just to head for the grough and look up to the right then you can see the five stones and eventually you come across the path.

12/26/2014 - Mangal Mistry

My son & I did this walk on Xmas Eve (24/12/14), on crisp, very cold day. It was an amazing walk with magnificent views, very easy to follow most of the way except nearer to point 20. It got very boggy and we could not work out where to go. Also at the top, the wind was furious & bone chilling. Regardless we really enjoyed this exhilarating walk. You can photos of this walk at http://tinyurl.com/n4g4csf

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