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…
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….
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.