Friday, 8 April 2011

Three Shires Head

Three Shires Head
Misnamed on the Ordnance Survey 1:25000 map as "Three Shire Heads", this local beauty spot is the point at which the counties of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire meet. The young River Dane flows through the attractive packhorse bridge and over a series of cascades. In earlier times it was best known as a venue for illegal cock-fighting and prize fighting. The protagonists would flee to one of the adjacent counties when the authorities arrived as their jurisdiction finished at the border! Now it is the meeting point for several public footpaths and is a popular place in the summer months.
(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 11mm, 1/30s @ f/22)

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