There's plenty historical to see on the way to Carder Low from Hartington village; medieval earthworks at Moat Hall, a Norman Motte at Bank Top Farm and Romano field systems on the slopes of Carder Low itself.
The barrow/cairn, about 19m across and 1m high, is however a bit of a disappointment although the views across the upper Dove valley into Staffordshire are excellent.
The mound was excavated by T.Bateman in 1845. He found the primary burial of contracted inhumation and several later cremations.
The inhumation was accompanied by flint tools including a dagger and an axe.
In relation to the cremations pottery, a barbed arrowhead and quartz pebbles accompanied one.
The other appeared later and held unspecified Anglian artefacts.