Dane Valley and Three Shire's Head Day Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jul 13
2019

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£10.00
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10 miles

Join OutdoorLads for a walk across the moors south of Macclesfield, visiting the Dane Valley, Three Shire's Head and Wildboarclough in the Peak District.

Three Shire's Head, a point on Axe Edge Moor where the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet. The point is very picturesque, with a lovely packhorse bridge beside Panniers Pool and waterfalls.

The walk continues to Lud's Church, a deep chasm on the hillside above Gradback, once used as a secret place of worship. The chasm is also associated with an Arthurian tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a story of a knight cloaked in green who challenged the Knights of the Round Table. The Green Knight was decapitated but retrieved his head and challenged Sir Gawain to meet again in a year's time at the green chapel (Lud's church).

Panniers Pool at Three Shires Head
Cumberland Clough
Lud's Church
Lud's Church
Back Forest
Back Forest
Panniers Pool at Three Shires Head
Cumberland Clough
Lud's Church
Lud's Church
Back Forest
Back Forest

Location

53.225935432467, -2.0206475257874