Three Shires Bridge is a popular walk from Wincle. It is the boundary between Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire and as well as being a much painted and photographed feature it is steeped in history and legend.
In the days when each county had its own police force it is said that fugitives from justice could escape capture by crossing the bridge. In particular, the Village of Flash, which is the highest village in England, was renowned for coin forgers. They would use the bridge to escape justice from wherever they had been using and selling their fake coins.
It is said that “flash” as a description of people who spend very freely comes this village
These pictures were taken recently by Max, one of our guests in Otter’s retreat.