The Peak District is a wonderful place to explore and being just on the edge of Yorkshire, just a stone’s throw from Sheffield, there is plenty to explore.
One spot, in particular, that is great for a brisk autumn walk is the Three Shires Head waterfall walk. You can spend a least half a day exploring the countryside including taking a paddle, or a dip in the plunge pool below the waterfall if you can take it.
The Three Shires Head waterfall is unique in that it is where three counties meet. Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire all meet at the waterfall that can be found along the River Dane. The unique location just adds to the fun.
Watch this video of the Three Shires Head hike below:
If you head out on the 4-mile-ish circular walk you can enjoy a picnic and a paddle when you reach the stunning Three Shires Head as it marks the halfway point of the circular walk which starts and ends at Clough House Car Park.
Enjoy the sounds of the babbling water as it flows over the picturesque waterfall that is framed by the old packhorse bridge that was built in the 18th century. The two waterfalls that flow over create the most picturesque scene, which you won’t want to leave behind.
If you do choose to have a paddle in the water, just be aware that the rocks are slippery so be extra careful as you should be when hiking in the countryside.
On your way to the waterfall, you can enjoy rolling hills and stonewalls that are synonymous with the area. The patchwork fields make for fantastic photographs – so much make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity.
Once you finish your walk, why not check out our list of the best pubs in the Peak District and the best pubs with beer gardens which is even better!
Get the start point to the walk on here.