Three Shires Head

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Three Shires Head is the meeting point of three counties: Cheshire is to the left, Derbyshire in the centre, and Staffordshire on the right; their boundaries are marked by the River Dane and a smaller tributary, Backclough Brook, which joins it just below Panniers Pool. The latter rises in an alum spring which gives it a slightly milky colour. As the name ‘Panniers Pool’ suggests, it was a crossing point of several packhorse routes. The larger bridge, to the left, is called Panniers Pool Bridge.

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Photo taken in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough, Cheshire East, UK

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  • Uploaded on July 3, 2010
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Simon Butler
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Exposure: 0.003s
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.314
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash