Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Wednesday 4 May 2011 – Three Shire Heads

Sue, Paul and Graham near Knotbury

Last night’s evening walk from Flash Bar was an excellent little outing on which Sue and I were joined by Paul, just back from The Tropics (aka Kintail), and Graham on a day out from The Tropics (his garden).

Pleasant lanes took us past rusting farm machinery to the place where Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire meet.  Three Shire Heads, often thronging with folk, was pleasantly deserted tonight.

Three Shire Heads

After Graham had expounded to Sue on the technicalities of growing tomatoes, we turned to the west, where the setting sun left a pleasantly silhouetted view.

Sunset at Three Shire Heads

Looking in the other direction, up the path towards Hawk’s Nest, it looks as if there’s plenty of daylight left.

The path to Hawk's Nest

Just enough to get us back to the pub at Flash Bar for refreshments before it went completely dark.  We saw no hawks but the unmistakable call of a Tawny Owl greeted us on the path up to Flash.

What a pleasant stroll.  7 km, 373 metres ascent, in about an hour and three quarters.  Aren’t these light summer evenings wonderful…

Here’s the route, equally (or even better) do-able from the New Inn at Flash.

The evening route - 7km, 273 metres ascent, in under 2 hours 

Thanks for the tomato plants, Graham – your parcels will be wending their way north tomorrow.  And thanks for the link to your photos, Paul – they are superb.

2 comments:

Alan R said...

Hi Martin,
Looks a very nice walk. Have a good weekend and all the best on the Chally.
We look forward to reading the posts.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Alan, we actually set off on a pre-TGOC trip this lunchtime (from which I don't return until 31 May) so I'm busily trying to cobble together a web page with our planned route. You may laugh when you see it!