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Three Shires Head

Three Shires Head

Mountain Biking Highlight

Recommended by 43 out of 45 mountain bikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Peak District National Park

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  • Barney

    Three Shires Head is the Grade II listed stream bridge (or waterfall, accounts differ) which marks the intersection of three counties; Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.

    The run around cut-thorn hill to here is an entertaining blast, too; not too techy but lots of fun, and it finishes here - one of the best picnic spots for miles.

    Enjoy this place for a wild swim, with clear plunge pools and waterfalls here in the River Dane.

    • September 2, 2018

  • This is an entertaining little stop off and good for a cool down on a hot day! If you are on a MTB, the way down (either direction) is a lot of fun - a bit rocky in places - but the climbs out can be a bit awkward - only one in our group made it all the way without a push in places.

    • July 5, 2019

  • Give way to walkers, all four paths are very rough & rocky. Given the chance the terrain will eat your derailleur for breakfast!😳🚵‍♂️

    • July 21, 2019

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Location: Quarnford, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

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