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|
|Date Built:||16th November 1953|
|Levelling Date:||1st November 1955|
|Current Use:||NCE Adjustment|
|TUK Ref No:||TP0912|
|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.
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.