Askwith Moor Trig Point

Askwith Moor Trig Point

The Askwith Moor trig point is located near the top of Askwith Moor Road between Blubberhouses and Otley. It was built in 1953 as one of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Askwith Moor
OSGB36 No: SE38S024
Date Built: 16th November 1953
Levelling Date: 1st November 1955
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: NCE Adjustment
Height (m): 300.581
Flush Bracket: S7875
TUK Ref No: TP0912
Grid Ref: SE171510
OS Map: 297
No. of Visits: 2

Situated next to a good track, only a quarter of a mile from the road, this is a fairly easy trig point to reach. It is possible to park a car next to the start of the track which is accessed by climbing over a locked gate. A 100m further south on the road there is also a grit storage area where there is plenty of parking space.

Looking south from the Askwith Moor trig point towards Otley and Burley-in-Wharfedale
Looking south from the Askwith Moor trig point towards Otley and Burley-in-Wharfedale

The panorama from the trig point is excellent, something I didn’t fully appreciate until returning on a sunny evening in 2016. Surrounded by heather the view features most of the landmarks of the Washburn / lower Wharfedale area including Menwith Hill, the Knabs Ridge windfarm, the mast on Stainburn Moor and Great Almscliff Crag. To the south the view includes Ilkley Moor and Otley Chevin.

The trig point's flush bracket
The trig point’s flush bracket

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