120 x Site Images and Notes from Photographic Archaeological Survey of Warton Crag between 2013 - 2018 by White Cross Archaeology Group
This set of approx 120 images (2 per page) with detailed location notes is the latest version of a “living document” which records the results of archaeological field-walking on Warton Crag Hillfort / Hilltop Enclosure, undertaken since 2013 by the White Cross Archaeology Group (WCAG, see Local Groups). The location identifiers used in the captions (e.g. 346/1) are unique GPS codes which link to the individual locations plotted on the WCAG Survey Map, which itself is based on the OS 1994 map of Warton Crag (see separate Archaeological Survey Map document for more detailed information). A subset of 30 smaller images and location notes was produced in 2015 and formed part of the WCAG “Citizen Science” submission to the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland project being run from Oxford University (for more information see the separate link to this Atlas). WCAG members started field-walking and recording Warton Crag in 2013, and in 2018 research is still continuing. WCAG now has an archive of over 400 site photos and associated mapping, and much of this material was shared with MBP and Historic England in 2015 and 2016 to help preparations for their joint LIDAR mapping in 2016 and for Historic England’s follow-up surveying in 2017. Since then further WCAG field-walking has taken place, and this document includes some comparisons of how the site has changed over the last 4 or 5 years. IMPORTANT NOTE : the site of Warton Crag is an SSSI and is on private land. Specific permissions are required to access areas off the main footpaths, especially at certain times of year when wildlife considerations are paramount. Conditions underfoot can also be dangerous.