Higger Tor

Higger Tor, Peak District UK 2015
Higger Tor, Peak District UK 2015
Higger Tor, Peak District UK 2015

Higger Tor is a dominant landmark of the Dark Peak, in the north of the Peak District National Park. It is a gritstone tor overlooking the Burbage Valley and the iron age hill fort of Carl Wark to the southeast.

Surprisingly I have never photographed this place. I have been here before, but this was the first time I visited this place with my camera.
I had some time before sunset so I decided to walk to the Stanage Edge first. It is iconic location visited by many walkers and photographers. Weather was very interesting with fast moving clouds. I thought “Finally good weather for 10 Stop job!” Excited, I dropped my backpack and started to unpack the equipment. Then I have realised that I forgot filter holder……. 🙁  Crap, it’s clear that I will not shoot film today, I thought. And that was it. Today will be all about digital…

Stanage Edge,Peak District 2015
Stanage Edge,Peak District 2015

Then it was time to move and I went back to Higger Tor. Weather was getting better and it looked promising. As a company I had a few Scottish Highland cows. 🙂 They did not want to pose for picture, but I still managed  to grab few shots….

Peak District 2015
Peak District 2015

Sunset came quickly in and I had some nice light, but not for long. Higger Tor is a place with lot of photographic possibilities. I’m not sure if I used them all, but this location is not far to drive to and is easy accessible.And I’ll be back. Definitely.

I can recommend this place to all who want to get  great landscape shots but cannot or doesn’t want to walk long distances. Parking is literally just under the hill.

Higger Tor evening, Peak District 2015
Higger Tor evening, Peak District 2015