Axe Edge Moor & Three Shire Heads Walk

Three Shire Heads guided walk

2. Axe Edge Moor & Three Shire Heads. 6 August 2017.

Sunday 6 August 2017 - Now fully booked


A full day guided walk as part of a small group of usually no more than six people plus your guide to explore the beautiful moorland and hills to the south west of Buxton.  This walk passes through three counties!  Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire.  


Throughout the day, your friendly, professional guide will share with you a wealth of knowledge about the local history, folklore, geology, wildlife and plantlife. 


Starting from the historic spa town of Buxton, we take a track that leads up onto the moorlands and eventually to the famous Cat & Fiddle Inn which is the second highest pub in England.  Crossing over the A57 road, we then follow an ancient bridleway over the wild expanse of Axe Edge Moor and eventually leads us to Three Shire Heads - the point where two rivers meet, forming the boundaries of the counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.  


We next follow a series of paths leading up up onto Drystone Edge, then back onto Axe Edge Moor and eventually into Buxton Country Park where we visit Solomon's Temple - a folly high up on the hillside above the town of Buxton.


On a clear day there are panoramic views across open moorlands and from Solomon's temple over the town of Buxton. 


This is a hilly walk that involves quite a lot of rough and sometimes boggy ground.  The distance is about 13 miles/21km.

The cost is £38 per person.  Please book and pay below.



  • Fully booked

Meeting Place and Time 

We meet at 9:15am ready for a 9:30am start in the Pavilion Gardens car park in Buxton (Lower level).  The car park is a Pay & Display and costs £5 per day.  It is only about 10 minutes walk from Buxton railway station.  Please see our travel page to plan your journey by public transport. 


The Google map to the right that you can zoom in and out of marks the location.

Accessible by public transport.


Further information

Essential Information
General information sheet providing advice regarding what to wear and what to bring with you on your guided walk.
General Information - Full Day Walks.pdf
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If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the town of Buxton is ideal.  See our accommodation page for further information.


Alternative Dates - Private Guiding

For greater flexibility, why not do this as a private guided walk on a day of your choice, either on your own or with a group of friends or family?