Axe Edge

Elevation (feet): 1,808
Elevation (meters): 551
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Pennine Chain
Latitude: 53.2325
Longitude: -1.948889
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Manchester
Convenient Center: Buxton/Leek

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Axe Edge Moor is the major moorland, west of Buxton in the Peak District. It is mainly gritstone (Namurian shale and sandstone). Its highest point (551m) is at grid reference SK035706 This is slightly lower than Shining Tor, (which is some 5km away to the north-west, across the modest dip of incipient Goyt Valley)

The moor is the source of the River Dove, River Manifold, River Dane, River Wye and River Goyt. It boasts England's second highest public house (the Cat and Fiddle Inn). The moor is shared between the counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire, which meet on its south-western flank at the Three Shire's Head on the Dane

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