Three Shires Head - Peak District
Known as Three Shire Heads because of the convergence of the three shires of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire. In the 19th century counterfeiters, highwaymen and other ne'er-do-wells used this area as a base to evade capture as the police could only act within their own county limits. The two packhorse bridges probably date from Medieval times when packhorse ponies with pannier bags were used to transport goods, especially salt from Cheshire over the moors. Below the bridges is Panniers Pool, into which one of the falls tumble.
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From Peak District