'Casting of Shadows' - Eldon Hill, between Peak Forest and Castleton, Derbyshire
A small rather windswept plantation on the western slopes of Conies Dale nestled between Castleton and Peak Forest in the Derbyshire Peak District, marks what was once Watts Grove Rake. The earthwork and rock cut remains are linear in shape running east to west for approximately 1.45km along the south side of Eldon Hill. It is unknown when the rake was first worked, but it is thought to be from the medieval period providing evidence for both the historical and technological development of what was once the extensive mining landscape of the Derbyshire Mineral Field. These unsettled areas of grass covered hillocks and disturbed ground are fragments of man's quest for galena or lead ore, shadows of the past that are integral to the rugged nature and soul of the Derbyshire landscape.
Available as a 22.25" x 16.25" size fine art archival print in a limited edition of 25