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Today is 16th October 2019 .
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Wikishire is where you may find the best of Britain and Ireland.

Wikishire is where you are; whether you are on the Shetland islands or the South Shetland Islands, or the places between, Wikishire is a growing guide on all you need to know about the British and Irish lands.

Tell the world what you love about your home. Each shire, from Kent to Kerry is here, with ever-growing detail; if your town or village is not in Wikishire, or if something important is missed out, then log on, then -

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To begin, you can peruse the list of counties of the UK or Republic of Ireland, or even go directly to a random page! To accompany the encyclopædia we also have an interactive map of the counties of the British Isles.

Today's featured image is:

The Pennine Way on the Black Peak in Cheshire and Yorkshire

Black Hill, Peak District

Black Hill is a hill in the Peak District, on the border of Cheshire and the West Riding of Yorkshire. It rises up to the north of the Heyden Moor in the westernmost part of Cheshire to climb to a summit at reaching 1,909 feet above sea level. The summit, on the county border, is Cheshire's highest point.

The hilltop is coated in thick peat, the blackness of which gives the hill its name, and it is thus very boggy after rain. The Peak District National Park Authority has paved the path to the top on the track of the Pennine Way, which had been much worn by countless walkers (Read more)

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A wiki is a collaborative website with certain standard functions allowing easy editing of pages by anyone. At Wikishire, you may log on and start work right away.

Few things stay still for long, and here you can keep updating or improving the articles. A wiki is a constant work in progress.