Landscape Project 4
The view to Higger Tor and Carl Wark from the track to Longshaw Lodge.
Nikon FM-10 camera, on Ilford HP5+ film, processed and printed using D-76 by my own fair hand, lol. They probably look a tad dark on here due to the scan being of the print not the negative.
The hill known as Carl Wark lies close to Higgar Tor between Stanage and Burbage Edges. It rises high above Burbage Brook and is a fine natural defensive position, so it was used as a fort long ago. It is very likely that the hill was fortified in the Iron Age (or earlier) at the same time as Mam Tor, which you can see from Higgar Tor, which is only a few hundred metres away, and a plaque alongside the hill records this. However, archaeologists now tend towards the view that the massive fortifications which can still be seen at the western entrance were probably constructed in the Romano-British period at the start of the Dark Ages, maybe about 500 AD, so the fort has a long and probably complex history of occupation.